Sarah's Weekly Update 4-22-15

posted Apr 22, 2015, 10:02 AM by Cynthia Friedman


This week in research we looked at the steps that go into writing a report. Students designed a Report-a-nator, which would complete all the steps necessary to write a report. We talked about what those steps would be, and what order things should be done in.


We also started looking at common character types found in quest stories. Students brainstormed characters on two levels, first of all, what races, or breeds of being do you see often (elves, talking animals, dragons, wizards etc.) and secondly they looked at what roles do these characters play in the story (hero, antagonist, sidekick, mentor, etc.) Then students looked at the characters they would be putting in their quest stories, and created character profiles for them.


We also began our Smarter Balanced testing this week. Right now the class is working on the English/Language Arts portion of the test. We will be continuing work on this test this week as well.


Capital Campaign Benefit Concerts

WHAT: Laura Wayte, the wonderful soprano, UO voice professor, and proud Ridgeline mom who has charmed audiences in Eugene, performing with Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene Opera and in recital, will be donating her talent to raise funds for the Capital Campaign.

Laura will perform with pianist Nathalie Fortin, presenting American folksongs from Appalacia, ballads from England and a love story from Norway.

WHEN: 7:30 pm, Friday, April 24

WHERE: At the beautiful home of Tina and Hiro Matsuno

PRICE: a donation to Ridgeline’s Capital Campaign:

Space is limited! Contact Tina Matsuno at or 541-343-1974 to reserve your seat.

For more information, please visit


April 25 - Grounds Keeping and Outdoor Classroom Work Party

Come help us keep Ridgeline beautiful!  A volunteer grounds keeping work party will be held on Saturday, April 25.  We'll be digging a path in the north field, weeding, pruning, raking and generally having fun; kids welcome too.  Bring gardening tools if you've got 'em, plus gloves & rugged clothing.  Meet at the outdoor classroom. All Family members may log volunteer hours.



Sarah, Adriene, and Room 7