Hello 2/3 Families,

We had such a great field trip this week! At the People’s Center in Pablo, students learned about Salish and Kootenai languages as well as Native American foods and games. Take a few minutes to look at some of the fun pictures from Tuesday!

This afternoon, students got to learn about Maori culture, a people group from New Zealand. Thank you Adrienne for sharing a traditional Maori greeting, a legend (origin story) and different pieces of history leading up to present day with the students!

We have been exploring the different values and beliefs of indigenous cultures, noticing the similarities and differences from one culture to another. Students are using this understanding of beliefs and values to finalize their classroom agreements, taking note of what is important to them and what they should do help everyone feel safe and welcome in the classroom.


In English, students are continue to develop their understanding of the writing process, exploring how to plan projects in different ways. After using question words (who, what, when, where, why, how) to plan a piece of writing, we are working on how to use those same question words to develop a deeper understanding of what we are reading. It was fun to do that this week with The Story of a Mean Little Old Lady, a Salish story with an English translation.

Next Unit

In mid-October, we are beginning our next unit of inquiry. For this unit, we use a variety of recycled items to explore sounds. We need your help to find some different items. We need:

  • Shoe boxes
  • 7-8 identical glass bottles (two sets, one per class)
  • rubber bands (from produce)

Thank you!

Upcoming Events

  • NO SCHOOL – Monday, September 30
  • All School Assembly – Friday, October 4, 8:40
    • “All About Monarchs”
  • 2/3 Potluck – Monday, October 7
    • More information to come!
  • G-Day – Wednesday, October 16

Have a wonderful weekend!

The 2/3 Team