Classroom "Blog"

We now have a Facebook page which is used to update and share events from our classroom.  Just search for "Mr. Deshais" and you can't miss it!

Like Us

posted Nov 17, 2011, 9:41 AM by August Deshais   [ updated Apr 6, 2012, 6:05 PM ]

We now have a classroom Facebook page where you will find more frequent updates on what we are doing at school.  If you'd like to "like" us you can search for "Mr. Deshais" or follow this link.

Another Great School Carnival

posted Oct 16, 2011, 8:25 PM by August Deshais   [ updated Oct 16, 2011, 8:27 PM ]

Well, our amazing PTA put on another terrific carnival on Friday at Cutten School.  Games, food, crafts and even a climbing wall, were enjoyed by all.

To the Pumpkin Patch We Went

posted Oct 16, 2011, 7:49 PM by August Deshais   [ updated Oct 16, 2011, 8:22 PM ]

With the autumn sun shining and a plethora of perfect pumpkins to choose from our first fieldtrip of the year was a resounding success.  We enjoyed a tractor ride, a hay bale maze, and a trip to the park.

There's a Fire Engine in the Parking Lot!

posted Oct 5, 2011, 8:33 PM by August Deshais   [ updated Oct 6, 2011, 2:40 PM ]

Thanks to Payton's dad, and the generous outreach efforts of Humboldt Fire District #1, we had a terrific "field trip" come to us yesterday.  We learned about fire safety (do you have a meeting spot planned for your family in the event of a fire?), watched a fire fighter suit up, learned the ins and outs of a real fire engine and then got to use the fire hose.  It was a memorable morning to say the least.

Making Problems Smaller

posted Oct 3, 2011, 3:29 PM by August Deshais

Today we were paid a visit by our amazing school social worker, Cherie Shipley, and her puppet pal, Peppy Puppy.  Cherie will visit every Monday morning to talk about how we can all make problems smaller at school and at home.  Ask your child about how to tell from someone's face when they need help.


posted Oct 1, 2011, 12:43 PM by August Deshais   [ updated Oct 1, 2011, 12:47 PM ]

Yesterday we were treated to delicious apple cupcakes from our room parent, Heidi.  They were decorative and delicious!  Make sure to ask your child about the tasty surprise beneath the frosting. 

Vote for Ridgewood School!

posted Sep 20, 2011, 1:34 PM by August Deshais   [ updated Sep 20, 2011, 1:43 PM ]

Each year US Cellular gives away $1 million to nearly 2 dozen schools, and we want your help making sure Ridgewood and Cutten Schools are part of that generosity.  Visit any US Cellular store to get your voting code, then visit this website to activate your code.  After that you can vote once a day until October 6th.  You needn't be a US Cellular customer to participate, so spread the word and remember to vote daily! 

Have a child at Cutten School too and don't want them to miss out?  Don't worry!  To avoid splitting the vote cast yours for Ridgewood and if we win we funds will be shared between the two schools.

Introducing Mr. Sparkles!

posted Sep 19, 2011, 2:57 PM by August Deshais

After three days of voting we settled on a name for our class turtle, well actually we settled on three names.  May we introduce to you Ridgewood River Sparkles, or more affectionately, Mr. Sparkles.

Online Book Club Orders

posted Sep 18, 2011, 4:04 PM by August Deshais   [ updated Sep 18, 2011, 4:06 PM ]

Place your Scholastic Book Club order on line and earn even more free books for our classroom.  Follow this link ( and use the one-time activation code G27KK.

A lovely day in the woods...

posted Sep 16, 2011, 1:24 PM by August Deshais

Today on the Nature Trail we reviewed identification of both redwood trees and black huckleberry bushes.  We also learned about red huckleberries and sword ferns.

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