Wednesday, February 29, 2012
As you know, we have been studying Volcanoes. Here's a fun music video by a great band up in Seattle. Ask your Third Grader what volcano they are singing about.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
|Find your best flannel footed PJ's and join Mr. Horrigan and other James John Teachers as they read some of your kid's favorite books for our first Storybook Night right here at James John. The fun starts at 6:30 and lasts until your kid is fast asleep. . . or 7:30 pm. Whichever comes first.|
Monday, February 27, 2012
|Today we started researching volcanoes. Not only are we learning the different types of volcanoes, we are also learning where in the world the most active volcanoes are and how they are formed. |
"If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let'em go, because, man, they're gone."
- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
During Learn for Life today- we learned how dangerous cleaning products and food items sometimes have very similar packaging. It was a really important lesson fo keeping ourselves and our younger siblings safe. It also reminded me of an old SNL commercial:Shimmer Floor Wax
Mr. Morantte has started a blog about what he's been teaching in our classroom. You may have noticed that I have been reposting from his blog while I have been out the past few days. He has shared his blog with students and faculty at University of Portland.
I have heard that they are all very impressed with what your Third Grader has been up to.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mr. Morantte's Classroom Adventures: Mr. Leach will be back: Mr. Leach will be returning to Room 12 tomorrow. He has touched down in Portland, but will be out today.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mr. Morantte's Classroom Adventures: Congratulations Damian!: Damian is our Learn for Life Student of the Week!
Mr. Morantte's Classroom Adventures: Natural Disaster Reading: So, I went to the Multnomah County Library a while ago and asked for books on natural disasters. I got an email saying that there were man...
Mr. Morantte's Classroom Adventures: Finished Multiplication Masks: On friday we finished the masks and they turned out awesome. Room 12 is getting the multiplication facts down. I am so proud of them. They ...
Friday, February 17, 2012
Mr. Morantte's Classroom Adventures: Sauvie Island and Dirt Exploration: Yesterday Ms. Jennifer came into Room 12 to talk about soil and what we can find in it. The kids really enjoyed peering through the plat...
Mr. Morantte's Classroom Adventures: Read Aloud with Ms. Johnson: Ms. Johnson is the substitute teacher in Mr. Leach's Classroom and all of our friends are really enjoying having her. She is reading Wild...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Mr. Morantte's Classroom Adventures: Multiplication Masks: Today kids were coloring their masks and going around the room to ask the multiplication questions they put on their masks. They are real...
Monday, February 13, 2012
This morning we started online research for our natural disasters that we are studying. Why natural disasters? Mr. Morantte thought it would be a great way to teach landforms. Which is one of our 3rd Grade Social Studies content areas.
Ms. Rolfe helped us get all set up in the computer lab this morning as well as posting links that we could follow to our topics.
See if you can spot your little researcher.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
If you already bought Valentines you can:
- Have your 3rd grader pass them out as usual.
- Cut them up and use them in your DIY Valentine.
- Give them to friends and family.
- Save them for next year.
We will also be having a "healthy snacks" V Party next Tuesday.
Monday, February 6, 2012
This past Friday I spoke at Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee. As you know, Schoolhouse Supplies, through their corporate sponsors, supports our school with backpacks & supplies every year. The following is the video that preceded my speech.