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May 21, 2021

As we move into our final week of first grade, I would love to reflect on all we have accomplished! I cannot believe the school year is coming to an end. The scholars have worked so hard, and they have adjusted to so many changes as this year moved along. I am so proud of them, and, more importantly, I hope they feel so proud of themselves.

On Thursday, May 27th, we will be having our final class party! During class, your child will get to pull out water color paints that have been provided for them, and they can paint along with their classmates. I am so excited to cultivate a fun experience for the students before we all head into summer vacation. For our virtual learners, please make sure that your child has a cup of water near them to help with the water color painting. Thank you for your support! I hope this activity brings in some joy for our final class together.

All students need to come to school on Friday, May 28th, to return their Chromebooks. It is a mandatory event on campus from 1:00-4:00. Teachers and staff will welcome all cars into the parking lot for the Chromebook return. Please have all Chromebooks ready to return in drive-through fashion. Thank you for your help with this! If for some reason you cannot come to campus on this day, please let me know as soon as possible so we can schedule another delivery day.

As always, I am so grateful for your support this year! I have loved being one big and happy classroom family!

May 7, 2021

Time sure is flying by, and we are loving every minute of it! This week, our Oregon Ducks successfully finished their final round of Math iReady testing. Every scholar was well prepared, and they worked so hard both here in the classroom and at home in their learning zone. Every student should be so proud of themselves for staying focused and trying their best. Please remember that your child will have their best chance at success if they get a good night's sleep the night before testing as well as eating a nutritious breakfast or lunch before they begin class. I cannot wait to celebrate our scholars at the end of testing. Please remember that next week we will be taking the iReady reading test. At the end of the school year, I will be sharing the results with their second grade teacher for next school year.

Speaking of next school year, our scholars are so close to becoming second graders! Please start to have the conversations with them now about what transitioning into a new grade will look like and feel like. Sometimes a transition can feel hard, as I will miss all of my Oregon Ducks so much next school year, but I know they will be in great hands with our fantastic second grade teachers. Our first graders have grown and developed so much this school year!

Thank you for always continuing to support your child in every way. I am grateful for you, and I look forward to the final three weeks of school with this amazing bunch of first graders! Please continue to reach out with any and all questions that you may have.

April 16, 2021

Wow, it is hard to believe that we have been back in our Hybrid learning schedule for 3 weeks! The scholars are doing an excellent job following rules and adjusting to the new changes, and I am such a proud teacher. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate all changes together and support our scholars in action.

This week, we finished our "telling time" unit and next week we will jump into learning about coins and money! If you have coins in your home, please show your child the different coins and work on counting money to support their math progress. We have been having lots of fun practicing math using Boom Cards - these are activities that provide instant feedback to the scholars and I can see it assisting their learning daily.

With six weeks left, please continue to help motivate your child to finish our year strong! We will be starting our final iReady and RazKids assessments in the beginning of May, and I cannot wait to see the growth that all scholars make within these assessments. Stay tuned for more information about this soon.

April 2, 2021

Happy Spring Break! It's hard to believe that when we return we will have only 7 weeks of first grade left. The scholars are thriving within our new hybrid learning model, and it feels so good to be working so hard for our success!

We had picture day this week, and the scholars wore their smiles proudly. Please contact the office or myself if your family could not make it to picture day. The scholars have also been learning all about time in math. Please encourage your child to practice their time telling skills at home - they are getting stronger each day with understanding the clocks.

Please continue to stay healthy and safe as we move into the final stretch of the school year! We have lots of fun planned this spring, and I look forward to the learning that will occur through the end of the school year. Enjoy spring break, and I will see all the scholars (in person and on Google Meet) on Monday, April 12th.

March 12, 2021

This week, the scholars worked on 2D and 3D shapes in math, and it was so nice to see their confidence bloom as they recalled this information from kindergarten. I love to see how far they have come with their learning, and it really is joyful to work together as a classroom family.

Next week will be our final week as a virtual class. March 22nd will begin our new Hybrid learning model, and everyone's decision has been finalized. Please know that no matter if you chose to keep your child virtual or send them back in person, all students will receive equitable education and continue to be taught by me. As you may recall from November, Hybrid learning takes some getting used to. Please be patient with me as we navigate this new learning model together.

If you have chosen to send your child back in person, please begin to practice the little items that will make the transition easier for your child (zipping up their own zippers, buttoning their own buttons, tying their own shoes, wearing their mask for long periods of time, using hand sanitizer and washing their hands, etc).

Our first grade Open House is on Thursday, March 18th from 4-5pm over our Google Meet. There will also be a "Parent Reopening Meeting" at the same time on the same evening with our principal and vice principal. Please make a decision of which meeting you would like to attend. Both will hold valuable information to prepare us all for the end of the school year.

March 5, 2021

Happy March, everyone! It is hard to believe that we are already in the month of March and there are only three months left of this school year. I know there is so much to look forward to this spring, and I feel lucky to have you all be a part of this wonderful classroom family as we enter a new month.

This week, the students have been working hard at their double digit addition without regrouping. We have learned many new strategies for solving these types of problems, and the scholars are doing amazing! We have also been working on our RazKids "Flight Checks" which are a great way for me to assess the students' reading progress. I am so proud of how far they have all come this school year, and they have so much more growth to make as we inch closer to summer!

Please know that the office team is working around the clock to try to solidify a schedule for our new hybrid model. Although this is another change in the school year, we will navigate it together.

Please mark your calendars for March 18th at 5:00pm. We will be having our "Open House" over Google Meet, and this will be a time where we can connect, join together, and discuss all of the amazing growth that the scholars have accomplished this school year!

February 26, 2021

This week, we have announced that we will be returning to our Hybrid schedule starting on March 22nd. Please make sure that you have filled out the survey to let us know whether you will keep your child in Distance Learning or if you would like them to return to the classroom within our Hybrid Cohort A or Cohort B. Please be aware that the decision you choose will be until the end of the school year. Thank you for making this thoughtful decision, and please reach out if you need support with figuring out what would be best for your child and family.

This week, we had our March packet pickup on campus. If you did not come to campus to get your child's packets for March, please do so as soon as possible because we will begin using these packets next week! Please keep these packets in a safe spot. Your child will be bringing some of these packets to campus if they are returning as an "in person" student at the end of March.

Thank you for a wonderful month of February. I am really looking forward to the excitement that March will bring for our scholars!

February 19, 2021

This week was a short week, but we packed it full of learning and fun! This week, we began to work on double digit addition without regrouping. This is a big math skill that needs to be mastered before students move to second grade. Ask your child to demonstrate this math skill to you at home, and work on double digit addition together to make sure their addition foundation is solid and strong!

I cannot believe that next week will be our final week of February! Where has the time gone? Please remember that Tuesday, February 23rd from 1:00-3:30pm will be our packet pick up for March work packets. It is important that you come to campus to get your child's packets for March so they are fully prepared for the next month of learning and growth. Thank you for your support with this. If for some reason you cannot come to campus to get the packets, please come by the office next week at a different time to pick them up.

I have noticed that many students are beginning to rush through their FlexTime work instead of taking their time on different tasks, so we have really been having lots of big conversations about how first grade is not a race! I want students to understand that it is important to slow down and try their best rather than racing through each activity to be the first one done. Please reinforce this concept at home by encouraging your child to slow down and always try their best. Thank you for your teamwork in this!

February 12, 2021

What a fun week we had! We are in the middle of celebrating both Black History Month and Valentine's Day - so much learning going on for our Oregon Duck Scholars! Today, we had a "Friday Fun Day" filled with tons of Valentine's Day themed instruction and a few surprises put into the day. The first graders were engaged and happy all day long, and it filled my heart up with so much love to watch them filled with joy.

The students have been learning about place value with tens and ones in math, and this tricky concept is becoming easier for them every single day. I am proud of the focus they pour into math time. Scholars have also been moving up in their RazKids reading levels - this is a huge accomplishment! Our reading groups are my favorite time of day. During this time, I get one on one time with small groups and can focus on their specific reading needs. Please be sure to encourage your child to attend their reading group time during FlexTime each week.

We are moving into a three day weekend, and I hope that it feels restful and relaxing for everyone. Please know that there is no school on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day. We will be back to regular instruction on Tuesday, February 16th.

Our next packet pick-up day will be on Tuesday, February 23rd. This will be a day you can come to campus from 1:00-3:30 to pick up the packets your child will need for March. We should also have extra supplies at this time if your child should need them. Thank you for your support with this - we won't have too many more pick-up days left in the school year! Time is sure flying by!

February 5, 2021

This week, the scholars worked so hard on their RazKids "Flight Check." Flight Checks are a way that I can assess each child's reading progress and the process is independent and private. I find so much joy in listening to the students read books, and I am so proud of their growth this year. Their love for reading is really shining through this month, and I am feeling like one lucky teacher. Thank you for the support in having your child complete their Flight Check - I know it takes a lot of effort and I couldn't do it without you!

The month of February is full of fun! We are celebrating Black History Month by learning about important, prominent black figures and reading tons of amazing books by black authors. I am also thrilled for and looking forward to a Valentine's Day celebration next Friday, February 12th. The students will be reading Valentine's themed books, graphing in math with candy hearts, and making a very special surprise as an art project.

A few upcoming important days are:

No School on Monday, February 15th (President's Day)

Packet Pickup Day: Tuesday, February 23rd from 1:00-3:30pm

January 29, 2021

I truly cannot believe the month of January has flown by! As always, our Oregon Duck scholars have accomplished so very much this month. They worked hard to navigate their online platforms for learning, and they accomplished big goals! This week in particular, students began working on a new adaptive game through the iReady platform, and they all loved it so much! I am really seeing maturity, motivation, and initiative in every student. Way to go!

Thank you to the parents who came to campus this week to get your child's packets for the month of February. Please remember to come by the office if you have not done so already. Your child will need all of the packets that I have put together for February (and there are a few other fun surprises in there too!). Thank you for your help and cooperation with this.

Next week, I will be collecting data on your child's reading through RazKids. Please encourage them to log on and complete their RazKids running record in order to help me best determine their growth in reading for this month. They have all been working so hard in their reading groups with me each day, and I am hoping to see lots of strong growth this round.

I am looking forward to a fun February with our scholars - four months of first grade left!

January 22, 2021

This week, our scholars did amazing work in math by measuring items around their houses! It was so fun to see them be so engaged in our learning. Thank you for always encouraging your child through the joy of learning, and I can't wait to continue to see them bloom and grow this semester.

Next week, our school will be participating in Kindness Week! Each day, we will have different tasks pertaining to kindness, and we will also have dress up days as a way to connect to our themes of kindness. Our Oregon Duck scholars already show so much kindness to their classmates and teacher, and I cannot wait to encourage more of it next week. Next week, Monday, January 25th, is also the 100th day of school! This is such a milestone for our young scholars, and they are already so excited to celebrate. Please join them by celebrating this milestone of success!

Lastly, we will have our February packet pick-up day on Tuesday, January 26th between 12:00-3:00pm on campus. Please come by to get your child's packets for February. If you cannot make it on this day, please come any other day next week and pick up your child's packet in the office. Thank you for your support with making sure your child has what they need to succeed!

January 15, 2021

This was our first week jumping back into small group guided reading, and it went so well! Students worked on navigating Google Meet Breakout Rooms, and I am always so impressed with their ability to swiftly learn and use new technology tools (often times they are even faster than I am!). Thank you so much for helping your child with this new change. The guided reading time is so impactful and it is nice to get more one on one time with each scholar. This is a routine we will continue through the end of the school year.

Please remember that we do not have school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy the three day weekend with your family!

We have an upcoming "drive through" award ceremony on Thursday, January 21st from 2:00-4:00 on our campus. If your child is receiving an award for semester 1, you will receive a Dojo message from me. Congratulations to all the scholars for their hard work in semester 1!

January 8, 2021

Welcome to the second semester of first grade! I hope you all had a restful and calm holiday season. We are back from our two week break with lots of energy and focus as we dive into semester two. Class will continue to be virtual and homework will continue to be updated on the class website every week. Thank you for continuing to support your child with their virtual learning!

Next week, we will jump back into having guided reading groups during our Flex Time at the end of class (from 11:00-12:00). Your child will have one day every week to be in a small group with me as we read together. This time is very important for your child's progress with reading. Please make sure that your child is continuing to log into their RazKids account each day to read at least one book on their own, as reading every single day will also be imperative to growth and progress.

Lastly, please come by the school office as soon as possible to pick up your child's January packets if you have not done so already. Having the packets at home and ready for your child will ensure success this month. If you need the packet's dropped off at your home instead, please let me know!

December 18, 2020

Happy holidays, everyone! Please enjoy a restful winter break with your family, and please stay safe. I am so proud of all of the work that the scholars have put in all semester long, and a break is very well deserved! I have enjoyed all the memories we have been able to make together throughout the semester.

There will be a packet pickup day on campus on January 5th from 12pm-3pm. Please come by the front of the school to pick up your scholars' packets for January. The packets really help us ass stay on track!

As always, thank you for being a wonderful part of our classroom family! I will see you all in 2021!

December 11, 2020

The students worked so hard this week! They were focused on finishing all of their assessments, and we have really been practicing independence. As students follow along with their packets at home during distance learning, please remember that if there are any pages that they do not finish by the end of the week, these can be done for homework and practice work.

We have one more full week of learning before we have two weeks off for winter break. Next week, we will be doing a school-wide spirit week to celebrate the holidays! Monday, students can wear holiday headbands and hats. Tuesday, students can wear holiday sweaters and shirts. Wednesday, students can wear red and white for candy cane day. Thursday, students can wear holiday socks. And Friday, students can wear pajamas! I am looking forward to a fun, joy filled week ahead.

December 4, 2020

We are back to being fully distance learning, and it is really nice to see all the students back on the computer. I know it is another transition for all of us, but thank you for hanging in there with me and making the best of this changing situation.

We officially completed our second round of Math and Language Arts iReady testing! I am so proud of the students for their hard work and focus all week long. I know that taking the tests from home was not an easy task, but the scholars really rose to the occasion and impressed me with their dedication to their academics.

As I am working on report cards for the next two weeks, I will be asking students to take a few more assessments for me to make sure I can document their most current academic levels. I know students are continuously trying their best everyday, and I appreciate your support at home in keeping them focused and away from all distractions.

We are only two weeks away from another break, and I am really enjoying making December memories with the scholars!

November 13, 2020

Wow, what a wonderful week! We really are getting into a great routine with our new schedule, and I am always so proud of how hard our scholars are working. Students have been actively engaged during class, and all students have been working so hard on Fridays with completing their assignments asynchronously. As a reminder, homework assignments are always posted on the home page of this Google Site. That way, you are able to always refer to what the students should be working on.

We have one more week until our Thanksgiving break, and I know students will make this upcoming week a great one together. This week, I will be pushing out a RazKids reading assignment for all students to complete. Please be on the lookout for more information about this soon.

As always, I am so thankful for you!

November 6, 2020

We have officially completed week one of our new hybrid/virtual learning schedule! Thank you for all of the support as we navigated the new schedule together. I appreciated all of the patience given, and I am happy to say that both hybrid and virtual students worked so hard all week long. I am proud of every scholar!

Every day, scholars should be logging on for an hour of "FlexBoard" work time after or before class. Our FlexBoard is located on our Classroom Google Site. Students have access to all online programs through our Google Site and through Clever, and all assignments are listed on our Google Site each week as well. On Fridays, students will work on "asynchronous classwork" where they will complete their weekly packet and work on their online programs/homework assignments. I will be giving Dojo points to individual students as they complete all of their weekly assignments. Thank you for your support with this.

Continue to reach out with any questions you have. With so many changes going on, it is important that we stay in constant communication!

October 30, 2020

Today was our final day of every student doing virtual learning! The students have created such a special bond with one another over the computer, and it is always a joy to see their smiling faces on our Google Meet each morning. On Monday, November 2nd, we will begin to have some students come to school as "hybrid" students and some students will continue to stay virtual. With our new schedule, I am asking for lots of patience as there will be many changes for students and teachers. I am happy to continue to be everyone's teacher, and I will continue to provide your child with the best education possible.

Please remember, there will not be any live class for any student on Fridays. Instead, students will do asynchronous work at home. Each Friday, I will have both work in their packets and work on the computer for all scholars to complete. Thank you for your support with this as we adjust to the new schedule! Also, please make sure that your child is on time for school each day (both hybrid and virtual students) to make sure that they are not missing any of the instruction.

As always, please continue to reach out with any questions you have. We are a team, and I am so happy to continue to be a part of this very special classroom family.

October 23, 2020

What a fun week we had! This week, the students learned all about bats through our informational writing experience. Please talk to your child about everything they learned about bats - I am sure they have a lot to share!

This week, you received a message from me about what your child's school experience will look like starting on November 2nd. Some of our students will continue to be Distance Learning students, and some of our students will be returning in person to the classroom. I am lucky enough to get to continue to be every child's teacher! That being said, routines will begin to change as I navigate attending to both online learners and in person learners. As always, we will continue to be a supportive and hard working classroom family, and I look forward to putting new routines in place with the scholars.

Thank you for continuing to reach out through Class Dojo with questions and thoughts as they come up during this time. I am always here to support you, and I look forward to working with you as we continue to grow together!

October 16, 2020

Thank you parents for attending your child's conference this week! It was such a joy and a pleasure to meet with each family and share all the wonderful things your children are doing in first grade. Thank you for being such an integral part of our classroom family - I am happy you are here!

This week, the students spent time learning all about pumpkins. Ask your child how many new facts they know about pumpkins, and I am sure they will be able to tell you many! Their brains are growing every single day, and I am so proud of the hard work they are pouring into their learning. I know staying focused through distance learning can feel like a challenge, but they really are trying their best every single day.

Our weekly routine will be changing very soon once our hybrid learning schedule begins on November 2nd, so please stay informed by reading the parent newsletter and listening to all parent phone calls. If you have any questions in the next few weeks about any of the information being shared, please contact me and I would be happy to help in any way that I can.

October 9, 2020

What a busy week we had! The students worked hard everyday, and we focused on friendship and showing kindness to others all week long. I am proud of how connected our classroom family has become. Our scholars have really moved into a great routine, and they always come to class super prepared.

Next week we will have parent teacher conferences. Every family has signed up, and I am really looking forward to the one on one time to discuss your child's progress in first grade. Please bring any questions you may have and we can take the time to connect and make sure all of your questions are answered. You will also receive the most up to date data about your child's assessment and progress in all academic areas.

Thank you to all of the families who filled out the survey about returning to school on November 2nd. Please know that if you did not fill out the survey, you will be contacted by our school by phone in order to get your responses recorded. You have the choice between having your child be a hybrid in person learning student or continue as a distance learning student. Please let me know if I can assist you in your decision making process as a family. Thank you for helping make this important decision.

October 2, 2020

Happy October! The scholars and I had so much fun this week welcoming in the month of October. They were focused, hard working, and kept a positive attitude all week long. I am really impressed with their work productivity during FlexTime. As you may have seen, our Flex Board has changed a bit and now it is bigger and better than ever. The Flex Board now includes every program the students have access to, and it even includes a few new programs that were introduced this week (like Boom Cards, for example!).

This week during Guided Reading Group Time, I was able to assess the students on their phonics skills. It felt wonderful to get that one on one time with each scholar, and I will be sharing the results with you at our upcoming parent teacher conferences. These assessment results also help me to plan stronger lessons for the small group time we have together.

Speaking of parent teacher conferences, please make sure you sign up for one for the week of October 12th. I have sent out the sign up link on Class Dojo. I am really looking forward to meeting with each family for 30 minutes during that week. Please bring any questions you have and I hope you are as excited as I am to spend some time together discussing the progress of your child in first grade.

September 25, 2020

What a fun Scholarship Prep Spirit Week this was! I was so happy to see all of the scholars dressed for success each day, and we had so much fun. Thank you for helping your child get ready each morning to participate in the spirit week.

This week, we really focused on what it means to be focused and hard working during Flex Time. I trust that all students are using the FlexBoard to support their learning when they are not in live class with me. The FlexBoard provides differentiated instruction for all scholars, and it also provides me with the opportunity to run guided reading groups to give the students more one on one instruction each week. I am appreciative of your help with helping your child log on and set up routines during this time of day.

We had our first ever "Brunch Bunch" today, and it was quite a fun experience! Because all students completed their FlexBoard work all week long, everyone was invited to attend Brunch Bunch. Celebrating student success is so important to me, and I hope that your child really felt how proud I was of them this week.

Next week, I will be sending out the Parent Teacher Conference schedule to all parents & guardians. Please be on the lookout for your day and time of a scheduled conference with me the week of October 12th. I look forward to this time to discuss student achievement, classroom behavior, and any questions you may have for me.

I say it all the time, but I am so appreciative of this classroom family! Have a lovely weekend, and please continue to celebrate your child for their hard work and success in first grade.

September 18, 2020

Thank you for such an amazing week! I feel like the luckiest teacher everyday that I spend with the scholars. They are smart, respectful, and kind, and I am proud of them for continuing to work their hardest.

I appreciate all of the families that joined me for our Back to School Night on Thursday! We had a wonderful turn out, and the evening was filled with lots of great questions. Thank you so much for your patience, understanding, and trust as we navigate distance learning together. I have posted a recording of the Back to School Night presentation on our Class Dojo for you to refer back to if you would like to clarify something about our current plan.

Next week, we will have our first Spirit Week of the school year! The students seem so excited about it, and I hope we get full participation. Each day is a different dress up day, and I look forward to making this memory with the scholars. I will be in full participation each day, and I hope your scholar will too. I will make sure to remind all adults on Class Dojo of each of the spirit day dress up goals so you can help your child get prepared in the morning if they can participate. Thank you for your teamwork with this.

Please mark your calendar for our upcoming first grade assessment week on September 28th-October 2nd. I cannot wait to assess each child one on one to have a better sense of where they are at academically. The one on one time is important to me. Please be on the lookout for your child's specific date and time for assessment. Also, please mark your calendar for our upcoming parent conferences. Parent conferences will be October 12th-October 16th. I will be sending out your specific date and time very soon. Thank you for your flexibility with both of these events!

Please continue to reach out through Class Dojo with any questions you may have for me. I appreciate you!

September 11, 2020

What a wonderful week this was! Our scholars have been hard at work, and they are getting very comfortable with our classroom routines. They have all been so respectful and kind to the teacher and to each other. It warms my heart to see! We have been focusing on adding within ten, working through story and word problems, reading sight words, and so much more! Thank you for always supporting your scholars at home. It was even nice to see some of our parents' faces on FlipGrid this week.

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, September 17th, we will have Back to School Night from 5:00-5:45pm. We will hold this special event virtually on our Google Meet - the same link the students use for class time. Please be on time, and please come prepared with any questions you may have for the teacher. I will be presenting a slideshow, and then I will hold lots of time for questions. I am looking forward to seeing you on this night!

Thank you for being an integral part of our classroom family. I appreciate you!

September 4, 2020

Today we had our pajama/movie party to celebrate our success on the iReady tests! Our Oregon Duck scholars worked so hard on their assessments, and they really enjoyed this celebration! I am so proud of all of their hard work. This week was also the beginning of our small reading groups during Flex time, and students joined me for more one on one reading instruction. It is helpful for me to listen to students read in order to build their fluency, confidence, and love with reading. Thank you for helping your child log on during the appropriate reading group time. I think the students found it fun to have their groups named after different fruits - this year we have the Apples, Oranges, Mangos, Grapes, and Watermelons!

We have no school on Monday, September 7th, so we will resume class at 8:15 on Tuesday, September 8th. Please mark your calendar for the upcoming back to school night on Thursday, September 17th from 5:00-5:45pm. We will hold Back to School Night over our Google Meet, but if you cannot make it at that time, I will record the presentation and post it in our Google Classroom and on Class Dojo. Speaking of Class Dojo, thank you so much for being so responsive on that platform. I love talking to and connecting with parents through the Dojo app, and I am hoping you are finding it helpful.

As always, thank you for being a part of our classroom family! Enjoy the three day weekend!

August 28, 2020

Wow, our University of Oregon scholars are really reaching for the stars! We have been in 1st grade for two weeks, and they have continued to impress me with their determination, patience, resilience, and hard work. I love being in this classroom family! In the past two weeks, students have practiced using Google Meet, Google Classroom, our class Google Site, and although technology can be tricky at times, they have all done a wonderful job. I am impressed by their ability to be rule followers and continue to show respect to the teacher and to their classmates.

This past week, all students took the iReady Math and Reading Diagnostic test. Although we ran into a few technical difficulties, the students did a wonderful job. Thank you parents and guardians for helping us through this week of testing! I will be using the results of the tests to help me group the students appropriately to give them more differentiated instruction at their level. Because of the scholars' hard work with testing, they have earned a pajama and movie party with me over our Google Meet! This party will be next Friday, September 4th - have your scholar wear their favorite pajamas on our Google Meet, and we will watch a movie together. So much fun!

Overall, I am proud of how the last two weeks have gone for our Oregon Ducks, and I am looking forward to what September will hold for us!