Newsletter: Week 17 of 37

January Team Building: Cup Challenge
January 19 - 22, 2015

   Two great announcements!! I set the dates for volunteering at Neighborhood House for the winter term (details below). Also, a great opportunity for all of us is that we will be getting a student teacher in our classroom in February! His name is Ryan Johnson and he wrote you all a message, so please read it down below. Make it a great week, everyone!

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 26 - Field Trip: Neighborhood House Group 1 (12:15pm, details below)
  • Feb 09 - Field Trip: Neighborhood House Group 2 (12:15pm, details below)
  • Feb 10 - Progress Reports Emailed
  • Feb 12 - Friday Spirit Wear Day! ShoWHCSchooSpirit!
  • Feb 12 - Class Party: Valentine's Day! (2-3pm)
  • Feb 15 - No School (Presidents' Day)
  • Feb 16 - No School (Professional Development)
  • [more] - click to view calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 8: Joshua | Verse: Joshua 1:7 | Lesson & Verse Quiz Friday
  • Math - Chapter 3
  • Science - Light & Sound Unit | Test Friday
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Ancient Israel Unit
  • Reading - Book reports in class
  • Read Aloud - The Invisible Girls by Sarah Thebarge (Mr. Riedl's abridged version)
  • Writing - Book reports in class
  • Spelling - Wired For Reading spelling videos
  • Grammar - Verbs Unit
  • Other - None

Neighborhood House: Winter Volunteering

The first group will be going to Neighborhood House again next week on Tuesday, January 26th (it will not be the same mix of students as last time). I'll remind the students who is in this group some time this week. Please remember that the students should wear good shoes to walk in, bring a rain jacket in case it rains on our 15 minute walk to Multnomah Village, and clothes they don't mind getting dirty when we are there volunteering. The second group will be going on Tuesday, February 9th. Let me know if you have any questions and click here for more info.

Student Teacher Joining Us In February!

I already told our students in class that I will be getting my very first student teacher next month! I remember how much I appreciated learning from other teachers and practicing what I learned from my classes when I was a student teacher. After meeting with Ryan Johnson about a month ago and having a great conversation, I am confident that his experience coming in to teach will not only benefit him and his future, but also the students and me as we are all life-long learners wanting to improve at what we do. The following is a message from Ryan, introducing himself:

Dear Parents and Families,
My name is Ryan Johnson and I am a senior elementary education major at Concordia University. I will be student teaching in Mr. Riedl's class for the rest of the school year and my first day will be on February 1st. I am very excited about the opportunity to be working and learning from Mr. Riedl, and also working with the students in this class. I am a Christian and have attended a Presbyterian church back home in Medford, Oregon my entire life. I look forward to meeting all of you and building relationships with the students in this class over the next few months.
Thank You,
Ryan Johnson

Person of the Week

Carsten Lowe!

Other School-wide Events

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Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | | 503-756-3309 |
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 |

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