Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mystery Reader Amazes Us Once Again!

Our last Mystery Reader was Mrs. Anderson, Hannah’s mom.  She amazed us with not one, but two great books about Halloween.   I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll and My New Neighbors by Keith Faulkner. Both books were great fun.  We … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves Haiku

The beautiful fall leaves inspired us to write some poetry over the past weeks and we have put it together into a Voicethread.  As writers and poets we did a lot of preparation before we started our writing: We gathered … Continue reading

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Dr. Rumsey: Our Resident Salmon Expert

Today 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 more … Continue reading

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Gadzooks! It was Gaga!

Well, our next mystery reader was our one and only “Gaga”, who some know as Edna Gaston, Ross’s Grandma.  We were excited to hear her read one of her favorite books, Room on the Broom, written by Julia Donaldson.  How … Continue reading

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The 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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A Simple Gift

We finished our first movie last week.  It is called A Simple Gift.  We made it for our friends at our sister school in Ntandabala, Tanzania, Pakati School.  In our study of communities we learned that “a community is a group of … Continue reading

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Our Community: West Linn

We really enjoyed our field trip to visit some of the important businesses in our community: Market of Choice, Key Bank, Sierk Orthodontics and The West Linn Library.  We had been reading and talking about how these places help fulfill … Continue reading

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Parent Conferences

Next week, October 10th, 11th and 12th I get to conference with all of your parents!  I am excited to talk about your goals, and share some of the great work you are doing in class. Parents, I look forward to … Continue reading

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Officer Francis Visits Stafford

Today we welcomed Officer Mike Francis from the West Linn Police Department. He talked to us about the important role the police play in helping create a safe community. What a great job he has!  We noticed how passionate he … Continue reading

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Communities

What a great community we have at Stafford Primary School!  I really enjoyed being able to talk to your parents at our Curriculum Night, as we begin our journey together in second grade.  I look forward to talking with them … Continue reading

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