Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|The Social Studies curriculum for third grade is Portland.|
|So we have been working with maps to make connections with Portland history.|
|We are studying "How Vanport Changed Portland". We started out finding where we live in relation to where these historic World War II shipyards and housing projects were.|
|Then the kids presented their findings to their class.|
|Next, they used historic images and research text to begin telling the story of How Vanport changed Portland.|
|In groups of four they are researching Vanport's affect on Education, Jobs, Racial Diversity, and Housing in Portland.|
|They are making some great connections . . .|
|. . . and learning a lot about the history of their city!|
Friday, May 10, 2013
We just wrapped up a week full of appreciation for the teachers here at James John and boy do I feel appreciated! From the great breakfast and lunches provided by our PTA and Mexican Mamas group to the cards and gifts from students and their families- your gratitude has been truly overwhelming! Thank You!
|Oscar made this amazing poster at PAST&E yesterday and brought it in today. |
Thank you Oscar!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
We went to Wood Magic and The World Forestry Discovery Museum and learned so much about wood that it almost made our heads hurt!
|We learned that difference between White Oak and Red Oak. |
Ask your 3rd Grader which kind they would kind they would want to build a boat out of?
|We learned some types of wood are permeable while other types are impermeable.|
|We learned that permeable wood lets air through.|
|We learned that we use every part of a tree!|
|We saw a really cool portable saw.|
|We learned that wood is actually in a lot of the food that we eat!|
|After lunch we were off to the World Forestry Discovery Museum!|
|There were lots of fun exhibits!|
|We were able to see all of the different instruments made out of wood . .|
|. . . some really scary masks.|
|Everyone had a great time!|
|Thank you to Ida's Dad, Aaron's Mom and Dad, Auston's Mom and Ashley's Mom for coming with us! We couldn't have done it without you today!|