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Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:33:02 PM
Julie Coffin
Joined on 25 January, 2015
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Newsletter 12-04-17

Dear Parents,                                                         12-04-17

On Friday, the first graders gathered on the stage to kick off our study of light and shadow with an introduction to different forms of light.  After learning about lights sources like candles, lanterns and flashlights we had some fun dancing to some music with a disco ball!  It was a fun way to get our first graders thinking about light.

We have started a new non-fiction writing unit.  Students are working to teach their reader about a topic by writing facts about something they know well.  Ask your child what they are writing about.  We will learn about how to create a table of contents, write chapters, and make diagrams with labels.  This new genre has been exciting for the class…they all want to “teach” what they know!

Our math lessons have focused on addition facts to 20.  We have practiced using several strategies that will help students become fluent with their addition facts. 

The class has done a great job returning their reading books in the book bag everyday.  Encourage your child to read to you or a sibling so they can practice reading smoothly and with confidence. 

It was wonderful to meet with you during parent conferences.   Please feel free to call with questions or come in to talk anytime, not just during conference time! 


Mrs. Coffin 



Mrs. Coffin


I have enjoyed teaching at East End Community School since 2006.
 Prior to teaching in Portland, I taught primary grades in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.  
I love the enthusiasm and curiosity of first grade children!

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