Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meet Mr. Morantte

Mr. Morantte is our new Student Teacher.  He is in his Senior year at University of Portland.  He has worked at Chief Joseph, Peninsula and Sabin Elementary Schools.  He has also worked at Ockley Green and Roosevelt High School.  

We are very excited to have Mr.  Morantte working with us for the rest of the year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank You Parents

Our class was able to have 24 conferences yesterday and Monday.
It is always such a privilege to sit down with you and watch as your 3rd Grader shows all of the great work they've been doing this year.
Thank you for moving around your work schedules and making the time for your 3rd Grader.
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Student Led Conferences

This Monday & Tuesday are Parent Teacher Conferences.  Your 3rd Grader is going to be showing you all the work they have been doing through out the school year.  It is critical that they show up with you, since they will be leading the conference.   Please contact me if you are unable to make your conference time so that we can reschedule.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


The pictures say it all.

3rd Grade Rocks! (and Minerals)

We have launched into our Rocks & Minerals Unit here in Room 12.  Yesterday we came up with a chart of "What We Think We Know" about rocks and minerals and watched a great introductory video.  Today we spent time coming up with some characteristics of rocks and minerals and then looked at several different types and classifyed them based on their characteristics.

Mucho Frio Fire Drill II

It was a chilly day for a fire drill.

Soccer Field Dedication Today!

Big ceremony planned for this afternoon.  It looks like the fun starts at 3:45 today.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stop by Starbucks all of this month to see our Thank-Ku Project.
St. Johns Bridge Paintings are up at Girasole Pizza for one more week so stop in if you haven't seen them yet.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Have a great looooong weekend

Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow (teacher planning day) and Friday Veterans Day.  Have a great weekend!

Peer Editing

Today we started Peer Editing in Writer's Workshop. We developed a protocol and a checklist and then found someone we could trust.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Goodbye Ms. Fraser

Today was a very sad day for us here in Room 12. We had to say goodbye to our fantastic student teacher Ms. Fraser.
Ms. Fraser has been working hard in our room all this year and she will be missed.
Lucky for us she will be working with Ms. Ward's 3rd Grader's starting next week. So it's not goodbye, just see you around.

Your 3rd Grader is coming home today with a letter that Ms. Fraser wrote to just for them.  Ask your 3rd Grader to read it to you.

Visiting Our Artwork At Starbucks

Sara was so nice to invite us over to Starbucks.
We were able to have some hot chocolate and see our work.
Thanks Sara and Kelley for all your support.

Learning About Endangered Animals

Today in Learn For Life we learned about endangered and extinct animals. Ms. Elisa brought in several sad skins and items made from skins of animals no longer with us or that are endangered.

Congratulations Francisco!

Francisco is our Learn for Life Student of the Week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Live Blogging tonight from Harvest Fest 2011

Come on out to the Harvest Fest tonight for Square Dancing, live music,great food, games, picture and a whole lot more.