Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Classroom Notes


It was a very busy and productive week in room 20.  The kids did a great job maintaining their focus throughout the past week, despite “visions of sugarplums dancing in their head.”  All in all, we managed to get quite a bit done.  Here’s a brief summary of the highlights.

Over the past three weeks, not only have the kids been writing free verse poems, they also selected their best poem to contribute to a special Poetry Collection.  The kids typed their poems using Google Docs on their Chromebooks and are working on black and white drawings to go along with their poem.  Later this week, poetry books will be wrapped and cards will be written.  The poetry is outstanding.  We hope you enjoy it.

Kids have been researching their chosen Native American groups, collecting data and making Google Slides over the past two weeks.  Today, kids began presenting their Native American dwelling homework and slides.

Team 20 and many other Lewis classrooms participated in an Hour of Code.  Kids are continuing activities with Mr. Jamesbarry during technology and can sign in to from home with their Google Account to continue working on code activities.  Here’s more about Hour of Code:

Gregory MacNaughton from Reed College’s Cooley Gallery hosted Team 20 last week to view and discuss the current Supports/Surfaces exhibit.  Here are some photos from our visit:

Lastly, a reminder about our first 5th Grade Family Breakfast and Sing-along. This event will take place on Friday, December 19th, beginning with an 8:15-9:00 breakfast in room 21 and followed with a 9:00-9:30 sing-along in room 24.  Please see the yellow flyer that was sent home last Friday for more info.

I wish you a very pleasant Holiday season.  The kids have worked very hard since September.  They have much of which to be proud!  They deserve a break (and I wouldn’t mind either!)

Team 20 will reconvene on Monday, January 5th.  See you then!


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