Currently, the class and I are working on writing narrative and expository papers. Please ask your child questions about what they’re learning. This not only gives you information that you may want to know, but it reinforces what your child has learned in creating foundational and reinforcing mastery.

For the next couple of weeks, the class and I are breaking out our inner poet and will begin to practice for the state benchmark in speaking. The kids plan on reading and researching poetry from Shell Silverstein poems and Jack Prelutzky, and then picking a poem that catches their eye so to speak.  Alas, the poem will then be recited to the class, and this is always a fun and exciting project for the kids.


Every year, each student in my class does an animal report on an animal that is native to Oregon. Students will be given a packet containing the information that they will need to be able to find on the animal of their choice. For example, students will need to look up info on their animals description, habitat, eating habits, young, and other interesting facts.

Students will be able to use any resource for information on thier animal including encyclepedias, wikepedia-internet, books, magazines, etc. The students will also participate in an oral presentation on their animal to the class as part of the state benchmark in speaking.

I encourage you to assist your child outside of the classroom with this process and ask your child questions about what they’ve learned about their animal. Most of all, I want you to have fun with your child while learning!!!

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