Edison Elementary School
1328 E 22nd Ave., Eugene, OR., 97403
Respect - Inclusion - Cooperation - Compassion - Integrity
Welcome to Room 14’s Blog!
Here you are, just another click away from information about our class schedule, spelling lists, and class updates. Also, you can find helpful links and fun learning websites. Enjoy!
Room 14 Updates
On Wednesday we are having our walking field trip to visit "Falling Sky Pizzeria" located in the EMU @ the University of Oregon Campus. Rob Cohen, Levi's Dad, has invited us to visit his business, where we will be able to watch the process of pizza making, learn about what it means to be a business owner and to have a pizza snack.
We'll be leaving school around 10:45 and return by 12:30pm. We are planning on doing our normal lunch time at school.
If you’d like to chaperone please send me an email and I’ll confirm with you.
On Thursday afternoon we will have a “Game Afternoon”. Students are allowed to bring their favorite board game or card game (please no electronics). This game should be easy to play, easy to teach others, and easily shared.
Also, both Third Grade Classes are planning on walking to University Park for a "Popsicle and Play Time" on Monday, June 17, from 1:45 - 2:45 pm. For this occasion it would be super helpful if we could find a couple of volunteers that would be willing to get the popsicles for us and bring them over to the park.
Our Field Day is happening on Tuesday, June 18, and we still need a lot of volunteers to make this happen. Please, follow this link to sign up.
Reminder e-mails re: missing library books were sent home last week. Please return all books this week.
Students who are not going to be here the following week, please bring in a paper or cloth bag to bring home all materials from 3rd grade. Everyone else can bring a shopping bag, paper or cloth, on Monday June 17th to bring home their stuff.
Your students will bring home their collected art work from 3rd Grade in a portfolio on Friday.
Thank you so much for a fantastic school year and for all of your help and support throughout the year!
Volunteer Appreciation - Friday, June 7 from 2-3pm
At Edison Elementary we are so fortunate to have the most wonderful parent volunteers, and we would like to celebrate you. Whether you served as a classroom volunteer, helped with library, chaperoned for field trips, or helped with events, you are our heroes! Without you we wouldn't be able to do what we do!
Come join us in the library for treats and beverages, and a chance to mingle with the Edison Staff. Childcare will be provided on the playground (or in the gym if raining).
See you there!
Come join us for our Jog-a-Thon!
We will be leaving school around 8:35 am. Please join us to walk to and from the track or just to cheer on our runners at the track.
3rd graders- Remember to wear GREEN and to bring your own water bottles.
Yaquina Head Field Trip - Important Information
(Thursday, May 30 from 7:15am - 4:15pm)
Our big field trip to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is coming up next Thursday, May 30.
There are quite a few logistical things to consider for this field trip.
We will be leaving at 7:15 am, so please have your students at Edison by 7 am. This means “bus kids” need to be brought to school. And all children will need to have had breakfast at home.
Our return time is 4:15 pm
We will all -kids, drivers, and chaperones- gather in the classroom, so I can take attendance, check in with drivers, and make sure everybody knows whose car they will be riding in.
Drivers/chaperones: Please be prepared to present your Driver’s License to me on the morning of the field trip. Also, please come prepared for the day and do not plan on coffee/supermarket stops after leaving from Edison ;-)
Students should bring a small daypack with water bottles, snacks and lunches, unless they ordered lunch from the cafeteria.
Students that normally ride in a booster seat need to bring their own boosters. Please label those with your kids’s name.
If your child tends to suffer from car sickness, please prepare accordingly, such as sending an “emergency container”, towel etc just in case.
Please DO NOT send your children with electronics, such as iPads, game systems, etc. I don’t want to be held responsible for lost or stolen items. Children may bring “car activities”, such as books, Mad Libs, card games etc., or just enjoy good conversations with friends or the view out of the car windows :-)
The weather forecast looks promising, however it is the Oregon Coast after all. Students must be dressed for cold, windy and very rainy conditions. Yaquina Head’s weather is usually much worse than inland, and according to the field trip guides students often underdress resulting in a wet miserable time.
Our lighthouse program will start at 10 am. We’re planning on being there early, so kids can have time for the bathroom and a small snack before.
There is a gift shop at the visitor’s center. For equity reasons, I am asking chaperones to remind students to refrain from going into the store.
The program is broken up into 3 stations, so I will divide the class into 3 color-coded groups. The students are rotating between these stations to learn about the roles of a lighthouse keeper (lighthouse tour in lighthouse), roles of the women and families (takes place in garden) and why we have lighthouses (this activity takes place in the Interpretive Center). Each station has a variety of activities. Everyone will be participating in the program at the same time.
Following the lighthouse program we will be driving just down the road to Agate Beach. There we will first have our lunch at the picnic area closest to the parking area. We then will head over to play on the beach. Please remind your children that we will NOT play anywhere close to the water and that they should always stay close to one of our chaperones.
We will be back as close to 4:15 as possible. Please be sure to pick up your child in a timely fashion. We will meet up right in front of the school. ALL parents/ guardians need to check out their children with me in person.
Thank you SO much for all your help and support!
Artist in Residence - Alex Harris " Working with Natural Dyes"
Over the next few weeks our students have the chance to work with artist Alex Harris who will teach our children how to make natural dyes and how to use them.
Read below to learn more about the artist.
Animal Research Presentation Schedule
Below you find the Presentation Schedule for our Wetlands Animal Research. The students have been working hard on their Keynotes and have been practicing presenting those. We will spend the next couple of weeks presenting them to our class.
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
Tuesday, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Scholastic Book Order
Class Code - H46KN Order Due Date: May 31
This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are now available! Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read.
You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Or return your paper order form to me with a check made out to “Scholastic Reading Club.”
Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!
Orders are due by Friday, May 31.
PS: Please let me know if your order includes a gift for your child, and I will contact you when it arrives!
First Time Ordering Online? •Go to scholastic.com/readingclub •Enter our one-time Class Activation Code. •Shop and submit your child's book order. •Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.