Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Classroom Notes

Greetings!

Team 20 had another busy and productive week.  We began an outdoor classroom project with Kathleen in the garden.  We welcomed Mary to our room.  During language workshop, kids continued writing photo stories and began sharing rough drafts each day at Grandpa's chair.  After editing and revising, we will create a zine on our blog to share our work.  We finished math unit three, which focused on measurement and geometry, and began unit four about multiplication, division, and fractions.

Kids are editing audio with GarageBand to create listening center books for our first grade buddies during technology with Mr. Jamesbarry.  They are playing baseball and sharing appreciations after PE with Ms. Layman.  Read aloud during library with Ms. Tori is highlighting Oregon Reader’s Choice Award nominees.  Last week during Reed Science kids looked into the question "What is a cell?"  On Friday, we celebrated Valentine’s Day in the classroom by making a mail delivery system using art supplies, enjoying a team luncheon, and delivering and opening mail. 

Fifth grade classrooms will be leading Lewis’s participation in Oregon Food Bank’s annual food drive, which is called Project Second Wind.  Team 20 has begun drawing signs based on the work of contemporary artists Simon Evans and Elise Engler.  The signs will feature a collection of the foods that are most wanted by the food bank and will be displayed around Lewis to advertize the food drive, which runs from March 2nd through March 6th.  Here is more information about the food drive: bit.ly/PSW-info.

Lastly, the Lewis Family Dance, a fundraiser for fifth grade science camp, is this Friday and features the Lonesome Teacher Trio.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Volunteers are welcome!  Here's the link for volunteer sign-up: bit.ly/lonesome-volunteer.  

Mark

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