Three Weeks

I hope you and your family had a lovely fall break!  I had relatives in town from Texas and it was really nice to see them and have time to relax and unwind. We only have three weeks until Winter Break and we will be busy wrapping up our various units before then.  In geography, … Continue reading


It was a pleasure getting to speak with so many of you at conferences!  It was great for me to be able to share all the growth your children have made and to make plans together about where we can go from here.  I really appreciate all of the honest conversations. On Monday morning, we … Continue reading


It’s been a bit of a funny week between Halloween on Monday and no school this coming Friday in order for teachers to prepare for conferences.  We’ve done some work with place value in math, started revising our personal narratives in writing, and continued reading our novels in literacy with a focus on character traits. … Continue reading

Student Teacher

I am excited to announce that we will have a student teacher,  Eric Harder, starting with us on Monday.  He will be in our classroom full time until Winter Break.  Eric spent last spring and the first part of this fall teaching in a first grade classroom at Faubion Elementary.  While at Lewis, he will observe, co-teach, … Continue reading

Class T-Shirts

In literacy this week students will be finding out who their reading partner will be.  Each partnership will be given some book choices by me and they will decide together which book they will dive into next week. We have practiced writing many different elements of a personal narrative so far this year: hooking the reader … Continue reading

Geography, Halloween, and More…

A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to help us make our topographical maps on Friday!  They are currently drying in the classroom.  Next week we will be painting them and adding in labels to mark the major rivers, lakes, cities, and mountain ranges. Halloween is coming up in a … Continue reading

We’ve got a lot going on these days in Room 22!  Here are the key things you need to know: Book Fundraiser/Bake Sale  I’m sure you have heard lots of talk from your child about the book fundraiser/bake sale we are planning.   Don’t worry if you don’t know dates or details yet!  We are … Continue reading

Topographical Maps

CALLING ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS!  Next Friday, October 7th, we will be making topographical maps of Oregon out of salt and flour.  We will begin at 9AM and I predict it will take us about and hour and a half to complete the maps.  WE NEED AS MANY PARENT VOLUNTEERS AS POSSIBLE!  If you can’t come … Continue reading

Week Four!

As we roll into the fourth week of 4th grade, we are continuing to increase our workload and dive further into the curriculum. In reading last week we spent some time brainstorming in groups about ways we could make sure our classroom is full of books we love.  Since so much of our reading time … Continue reading

Back-to-School Night

It was great seeing so many of you at Back-to-School Night!  If you weren’t able to stop in, you are welcome to come by after school one day and check out what your child has been working on. We spent a lot of time getting the room ready for your visit yesterday evening.  Students worked … Continue reading