Dana's Weekly Update 10-2-14

posted Oct 2, 2014, 12:16 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Ecology:  Our class has embarked on a study of organisms and their interactions with each other and their environment.  To kick things off, we have already had a guest speaker from Walama Restoration Project to share her knowledge of the local native plant species and habitats.  We are looking forward to being involved in the restoration of the Alton Baker Bridge project and have a field trip coming up soon to get us started on that project.   Next week we are also looking forward to having an expert guest speaker in our room to talk with us about salmon.  She will be sharing information about the salmon life cycle, salmon anatomy and its importance as a keystone species.  Soon thereafter, we will have the opportunity to raise salmon in our classroom!  We will begin with salmon eggs and will raise them through the early part of their life cycle, culminating with the release of the eggs into the river.


Volunteers in the classroom:  Thanks to everyone who visited our classroom this week to lend a hand!  Sue helped out with math materials, Elin and Yaeko were here during work period to assist students and Jenifer took home calendar math to provide students with feedback.  Thanks also to Dee who is organizing our awesome book raffle basket!  We also have an intern from the University of Oregon who is assisting during work time on Wednesdays.  It is fantastic to have the support in the classroom and the kids love to see their parents involved here at school as well!  Please take some time to look at the volunteer link to see if you can assist.  If you have an idea that is not listed, be sure to send me an email and we will make it work!




Upcoming Events:


·       Tue Oct 7, 2014

RCO Meeting 6-7:30 

·       Wed Oct 8, 2014

·       Bike and Walk to School Day 

·       Fri Oct 10, 2014

·       NO SCHOOL-Statewide In service 

·       Saturday, 10/11               

·       Ridgeline Rising Block Party at Southtowne Shoppes

12- 6pm 

·       Wednesday, 10/22           

·       Picture Re-Takes 

·       Thursday, 10/23               

·       Curriculum Sharing 3:15-4:15pm & 6-7pm

·       Friday, 10/24                    

·       OBOB Kick-Off grades 3-8