Letters from Nepal

We just received new letters from our friend in Nepal, Riva Malla. Riva wrote back specifically to Taylor, Zoie, Emily, and Emilee (click on your name to read it), because they each wrote a letter to or sent a drawing to Riva last February. Understand, though, that Riva is really writing to the whole class. She also sent her latest report card, which shows she ranks fifth overall in her 7th grade class (which from what I can tell would be like 6th here). If anyone would like to write back to Riva on behalf of our class, please feel free. You can email it to me either in an email or as a PDF, but I need it by August 1st. Thanks! http://blogs.district6.org/mack.lewis/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/riva-aug-2018-report.jpg

Fifth Graders Are Such Babies!

And here’s proof. To avoid digital glitches, let it fully load before trying to play it (pause it when it starts to play and let it rest for a minute, or try downloading it to your own device first). Many apologies for the small screen size, but our web protocol doesn’t allow for a lager file. Be sure to listen to the final segment in a quiet place. Enjoy!

CPETV Episode 14

Emilee, Emily, Dakota, and Marissa give us a glimpse of Science & Math Night and CPE’s first ever locker contest. They also teach about density while making lava lamps in this, the 14th episode of CPETV–entirely written, directed, edited, and produced by 5th graders!

Honors & Awards

Congrats to Room 15 Students-of-the-Month for May, Mia T. and Hannah V. These girls are awesome! They’re exceptionally well-behaved, intelligent, and kind. Great job, ladies!  Additional congrats to Daisy R., Taylor R., and Zoie M. for getting accepted into Southern Oregon University’s Academy program. They’ll spend a week at SOU this summer. Finally, kudos to all my former students who received recognition at Scenic Honors Night including Rayden G., Alyssa K., Amelia T., and Sydney L. (pictured at left).

Hockey Champions!

Congrats to The Jaw Breakers, CPE’s Floor Hockey Champions for 2018. They beat The Savage Kids from Mrs. Torrey’s class 6-1. The Jaw Breakers included Tyson, Jorden, Eric T., Braydee, Cellar, Trevor, Dakota, Brooklynn, Hannah V., Emilee B., Mia, Marissa, Daisy, Emma, Jacky, Jocelyn, and Taylor. The tournament also included the student-vs-staff game, which the teachers won (as usual…sorry, 5th graders), but the kids demonstrated great sportsmanship throughout. Speaking of sportsmanship, Mr. Hadley’s class and Mrs. Qualls’ class tied for the most vote for Best Sportsmanship. The Rubber Duckies from Mr. Hadley’s class won the Best Banner award. The Hockey Nightmares from Mrs. Quall’s class won the Best Team Name award. Great job to all the 4th and 5th graders!

Hockey Championship

On Tuesday, the Jaw Breakers from our class will be playing the Savage Kids from Mrs. Torrey’s class in the school’s annual Sportsmanship Floor Hockey Championship. The game is scheduled for 12:45 in the gym. Immediately following will be the Student-vs-Staff game in which the 5th graders hopelessly try to out-slap-shot the teachers. Parents are invited to attend all of it. We’ll also be awarding the Sportsmanship Trophy to the class that demonstrated the best sportsmanship during the tourney, as well as awards for best team name and best banner.

Students-of-the-Month and More

Congrats to our students-of-the-month Sterling C. and Eliza C. Sterling has consistently been among the hardest working and most positive students in the class since Day 1. She’s earned SOTM honors for never giving up and always approaching her schooling with enthusiasm. Eliza has quietly soared to the top of the class. Her citizenship has always been excellent and now her grades are too. Great job Eliza and Sterling. We are proud of you!

The school’s floor hockey tourney starts this week with an assembly on Monday at 12:45. Our teams plays on Tuesday at 11:30. Good luck Room 15 kids!

Finally, we have a teacher-in-training in our classroom. Breanna Hawkins is in the final stretch of getting her degree in education and teaching credential through Southern Oregon University. She’ll gradually assume more and more of the classroom instruction as the year continues, so no doubt you’ll be hearing a lot about Mrs. Hawkins.

More Awards & Acknowledgments

Congratulations to Taylor R. and Jocelyn S., Students-of-the-Month for January. Our February awards will be handed out on Friday, February 23rd. Also congrats to the Rattlesticks, Nathan W., Lydia T., Eliza C., Hannah H., and Dakota M., the Room 15 Classroom Hockey Tourney Champions. The Rattlesticks, who ended up 5-0 on the season, narrowly beat the Bobbys in overtime. Our school tourney begins next Monday, February 26th.

Student Council Results

Our Room 15 kids did a FANTASTIC job with their election speeches. Nearly all the students demonstrated that they’d make great representatives. Unfortunately, we can only send two to the council. Those of you who didn’t get selected should take heart. You all did a great job!  Congrats to Emilee B. and Jocelyn S. on being voted in, and to Trevor R., who was selected as the alternate. Great job, kids!