Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Classroom Notes

Greetings!

We had a theater filled week at Lewis.  Last Tuesday, the Portland Opera performed The Barber of Seville.  Then on Thursday, Team 20 took the stage!  Kids did a great job with their performances.  Here some are photos: bit.ly/1C493zR

Evie was here to lead kids in making pen and watercolor name cards for the hallway with art supplies that were funded by the Lewis PTA.  Thanks, PTA!  Kids began to edit recorded books in GarageBand for their first grade buddies during technology with Mr. Jamesbarry.  During language, kids are writing Photo Stories, which are creative writing stories sparked by a photo.  This was my favorite writing activity when I was in elementary school.  In fact, the kids are using some of the same photos that I wrote from in Mr. D’Onofrio’s fourth grade classroom!  During math, kids have been solving polygon riddles, measuring angles, and determining the order of rotation and lines of symmetry.  Reed Science returned and kids made chemical reactions while working in small groups.  We also began The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis.

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day in the classroom on Friday.   As was mentioned in the pink flyer, we will make Valentine “mail boxes.”  Paper, ribbon, markers and other art supplies will be on hand, but if kids wanted to bring a shoebox, cereal box, or other “construction aids,” they certainly may.

Last, but not least, the Lonesome Teacher Trio will be playing at the Lewis Family Dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday 2/20. 

Mark

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