Monthly Archives: October 2010

We are off to the Island Chase!

All hands on deck as we set out to the “Island Chase” this week.  This great game is under “Addition and Subtraction Facts” on the Math Investigations link. We will be practicing this subtraction game in the classroom, as well … Continue reading

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Salmon Expert: Dr. Rumsey

On Thursday salmon expert, Dr. Rumsey, spoke to us about Pacific Northwest Salmon.  We learned that many salmon are endangered and we looked at some the factors that have led to this.  We have learned that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.  The … Continue reading

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Scientific Inquiry

“Wow, why is the water in Crater Lake so blue?”  Fritz asked.  It was this question that made me decide to head back out on the road in the true spirit of scientific inquiry.  Fritz and I went on the … Continue reading

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Our Salmon Eggs Have Arrived!

We are happy to announce the arrival of 500 Chinook salmon eggs in our second grade fish tank!  They have been entrusted to our care for the next 6 weeks or so until they reach the “fry” stage.   At that point … Continue reading

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The Life Cycle of Salmon

This week we are excited to begin our research on the amazing life cycle of salmon. Our aquarium is ready to receive eggs from the Oregon Steelheaders Association. We will observe the salmon eggs as they go through the first … Continue reading

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Who knew? Bald Eagles love blogs!

We are excited to begin a new book bag this week. We are welcoming the newest member of our classroom book bag friends, King Kong. He is an incredibly articulate bald eagle that has come to us through quite interesting … Continue reading

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Scholastic Book Fair and Online Book Orders

Jet on over to the Scholastic Book Fair in our library all this week to get some great books! The proceeds from the book fair help support our Stafford library.  Starting this week you can also order books online from … Continue reading

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Africa Bridge

We will be continuing our research about Tanzania on CultureGrams this week.  We have been reading about the country and life for children there.  We are preparing to write letters to the students at our buddy school, Pakati Primary, in … Continue reading

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Hurray for Homework!

We are excited to begin with our homework packets this week.  Each week we will have fluency practice with the poem of the week, 10 spelling words, math practice, fun stories, research projects and more!  Homework is a great time … Continue reading

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