Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Classroom Notes

Greetings!

We have had another busy and productive week in room 20.  During language, 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!  We wrapped up pen pal letters yesterday by adding a photo from our classroom Twitter feed to our Google Docs. 

During math, kids have been working with fractions and reviewing multiplication. We are continuing to study the Indigenous history of western Oregon, focusing on the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde as a model for the larger story of what happened to those who are native to this land.  Kids are creating trail markers to add to our timeline of Oregon history, such as about the establishment of reservations and the Grand Ronde Trail of Tears.  Reed Science returned and kids learned about the water cycle while working in small groups.  Two more book trailers were added to the book trailer collection on our blog.  These book trailers feature the work of our buddies in Mrs. Logue’s first grade class.  A big thank you to Ms. Cyndi for leading this book trailer project!  Also, there are pictures on our classroom Twitter feed of reading with our first grade buddies.

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.

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Mark

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