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Class News Week of May 22nd

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It’s hard to believe we’re so close to the end of the year! Field day was a blast today. We had a great time playing the different games outside. Thanks to Ms. Layman for planning such an awesome day! Our field trip to the Tryon Creek State Park on Monday was a blast. We got to hike around the woods and spot different animals and plants in nature. We learned so much and had a great time! Back in the classroom, our caterpillars made their chrysalises over the weekend. We can’t wait to watch them turn into butterflies! For art, we made caterpillars and butterflies inspired by Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Check them out outside the classroom. This week we are starting our new reading and writing units. We can’t wait to learn more and become even better readers and writers! We also got to watch the older classes perform on their drums on Tuesday. It was so cool to see what they can do! In math, we are wrapping up our farm unit and will be bringing our model farms home at the end of the week. It’s been so much fun to learn about the different aspects of farms and all the different types of farm animals. It’s been an exciting week in room 3, with lots more to look forward to coming up!

Class News Week of May 1st

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Hi families! We’ve been busy doing last minute preparations for Art Night in room 3 this week. We finally finished all of our masterpieces and we can’t wait to show them off to you and the rest of the Lewis community! Don’t forget to sign up your child to be a docent if they would like to volunteer. The sign-up form is by the classroom door. Friday was the Lewis Talent Show. Four of our room 3 kiddos were brave and got up on stage to show off their talents. They did great, and we are so proud of them!!! We are continuing writing our series of chapter books in Writer’s Workshop and working on our farm projects in math. If any parents would like to volunteer to help out during math throughout the next couple of weeks, any help would be appreciated! Math is from 1:00-1:45 Monday through Thursday. We are also continuing to work on our play, The Great Kapok Tree, with our friends at the Oregon Children’s Theatre. I can’t believe how close the end of the year is getting! Second grade is right around the corner.

Class News Room 3 Week of April 24

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Hi families! We’ve been up to lots of fun in Room 3 this week. We had a blast celebrating Earth Day on Friday. We brainstormed different ideas for how we can each help the Earth, and we made Earth Day promises to go along with our handprint art projects. We’ve also been busy building our model farms as part of our big math unit. So far our farms have barns, silos, tractors and farm houses. We will continue building throughout the next month! Our young authors have been hard at work on their own chapter book series. We are focusing on using little details to help make the story realistic. In Reader’s Workshop, we’ve been trying to really get to know our characters and understand what they are feeling. It’s amazing to see how much each child has grown as a reader throughout first grade! Our artists have also been hard at work preparing for Art Night! We hope to see you all there on May 4th.

If you would like to sign your child up to be a docent at Art Night, the times will be 6:00-6:30, 6:30-7:00, or 7:00-7:30. The sign-up sheet will be posted outside the classroom by Friday, so start thinking about what time you would like! It is completely voluntary. Docents will be trained on what to do and how to be professional and responsible. The Lewis Art Night is a wonderful evening for the school. We so look forward to seeing you all there as we turn our school into an art gallery!

 

Penguins, Penguins, Penguins

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Class News Week of April 17

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We’ve had a busy week in room 3! We wrapped up our penguin unit and have moved into our unit all about farms. We’ve been talking about different animals and all the different things you might find on a farm. Additionally, we had our first visit from our Artist in Residence from the Oregon Children’s Theatre. We read The Great Kapok Tree and will be turning it into a play throughout the next 5 weeks. On Tuesday we had a great time making paper with our tree specialist! We are now paper making experts. In Writer’s Workshop, our young authors have started taking imagined characters and creating a series of chapter books! We are learning to be brave and use all the strategies we know to write big, tricky sparkle words to make our stories more exciting. We have lots of exciting things coming up! Mark your calendars for the Lewis School Art Night on May 4th.We hope to see you all there!
 
On another note, I am now in my second week of officially taking over the classroom. Things are going great, and I am enjoying every minute that I get to spend with your kiddos! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns. You can reach me at aboehringer@lclark.edu.