Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We had 15 families make it out to Back to School Night last Thursday.  Kids showed off their writing, artwork, what they're reading, high level of desk organization and played some math games with their folks. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Question of the Week: BEDTIME ?

We all know that during the summer months things get a little "loosey goosey" with bedtime routines.

Now that we are all back in the School Schedule- how is bedtime going at your house?  

What routines work well?

How much sleep should your kid be getting every night?

Please post your stories, answers, frustrations and questions:

Upcoming October Field Trip!

Since we've been talking about Early Portland in Social Studies, we decided to go on an Early Portland field trip with Urban Tours.

Our tour is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6.  We will be taking Tri Met from the School @ 9 that morning and returning a little after 1:00 in the afternoon.

Make sure your child get's their permission slip and the $1 for the bus fare in as soon as possible.

We already have sack lunches ordered in the cafeteria.  If your child is bringing a sack lunch from home, let me know.

If you'd like to volunteer please contact me soon.  This is always a popular field trip that parents love going on with their kids.


In Social Studies we have been learning about Early Portland.  Some great questions to ask your third grader:
  • How did Portland get it's name?  
  • What is a clearing?  
  • What was the local Indian tribe that helped the first settlers? (Hint: County we live in)  
  • What did the Settlers, Explorers and Native Americans use as highways (because there weren't any roads yet)?  
  • What was Portland's nickname?  (Hint:  Really great local coffee company)
  • What did settlers paint white?
  • What is an immigrant?
GENIUS QUESTION: What main Portland road used to be known as "The Plank Road"?

Hey! We have a fantastic PTA!

If you didn't know, James John has an amazing PTA.  They have been super busy.  We had a Back to School BBQ a couple of Fridays ago where we had a few hundred kids, parents and teachers show up.  There were Hot Dogs, Snow Cones and a table full of free fresh local produce for families to take home. Check out their site for upcoming events and ways you can get plugged in.