Friday, April 20, 2018

Summer Opportunity

Room 4 parents may wish to have academic support over the summer. the following is a letter from CTL- the Center on Teaching and Learning at the University of Oregon. They provide a summer program for reading and math. Applications are available at the following site;

Reading for Pizza!

Rooms 4 and 5 are so excited! Our classes have reached the last week of reading for our goal... a Papa's Pizza field trip. As you can see we have a few kiddos that have reached their 200 minutes. A large pizza slice means "You Did It!" Please help your child get to the top of their pizza plate by sending in those slips. The challenge ends the last day of April.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Animals, Animals!

Room 4 has been reading informational texts for weeks. We have been writing "All About ____" information books as well. This week our HM Reader had a new story, "Animals, Animals!' We read and wrote about interesting facts unique to different animals. "Humphrey the Hamster" visited our class for a day. He came with an "information page". Thank you Logan for researching all about hamsters, and sharing what you have learned with us! Humphrey even took a walk around our circle in his exercise ball.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Seed Collections

Room 4 is studying seeds and how they grow. This week each child has a seed collection card. The "BIG IDEA" is to notice foods you eat come from seeds, and fresh foods often contain seeds. Please read the note on the back of the card. When you have gathered seeds, glue or tape them on the front, then put a large baggie, or cling wrap over them. We are going to be touching and hanging the cards. Enjoy discovering seeds together!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Today Room 4 explored tools to "construct". After our math lesson we noticed making flat figures come to life is very hard!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Math Talk

Math talk is practiced daily in room 4. We "exercise" our math thinking by reading a story problem, choosing to add or subtract, and searching to find the answer in a way that "makes sense". The "talk" is a discussion; student to student, student to small group, or student to whole group. We take turns explaining our thinking in a drawing; using tens frames, cubes, dots, whiteboards, etc.


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Room 4 "Super Readers!"

Daygen, Avery, Logan, and Elias!
These readers exceeded 1,000 minutes this month!