Wednesday, October 31, 2012


It's been a very rainy Halloween so far.  If you aren't feeling up for going out with the kids tonight in the rain- check out University of Portland's HALLoween.  The Dorms will be open for you to walk through with your kids and trick or treat.  Safe and Dry.

Here's a few pictures from our party this afternoon.
Girl Power!
The Dark Knight Rises.
New Video Game:  Super Mario Madden Godzilla?
Hermione turns one of our 3rd Graders into a Lizard!
A Scary Bunch!
Mr. L really wished he had hair like Ms. Webb

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

St. Johns Last Friday Artwalk

Tonight is St. Johns Last Friday ArtWalk . . . 
and our class has some very "bookish" artwork up in the window of St. Johns Booksellers.  Stop by and check it out.  Don't worry- you don't have to be in 3rd Grade to love it!
Auston and his mom, Melissa, checking out his work.

Congratulations Rayann, Ida & Emylee!

Congratulations to Rayann, Ida & Emylee
Our October Students of the Month!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Plants!!!!

Kids were super excited when they saw Abbie show up with her "Box o' Plants"

We were all wonderfully surprised this morning when Abi came to school with a box full of great house plants!
Thank you Amanda for thinking of us and helping us clean our air.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Congratulations To Our Student Of The Week!

Mr. Kris stopped by for our first Learn for Life session this year. Brenda was our very first Student off the Week!

Brenda with all of her compliments from the class.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Soccer for Success Is A Real Kick!

Abel, Donovan & Samara love Soccer!
This afternoon our James John SUN School Soccer for Succes Team played Cesar Chavez.  They've been practicing hard at every lunch recess and during their after-school SUN class.

Able goes in for a goal flanked by Donovan while Samara plays Goalie in the background.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thank You Damian! Again!

Damian is helping us "keep it clean" in Room 12.  Even though now he is a 4th Grader. Thank you Alice for thinking of us . . . again!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Welcome Brenda & Aaliyah!

Two great new students have joined our community.
Brenda comes to us from just up the road at Astor Elementary.  Aaliyah was brave enough to agree to join us from Mr. P's classroom in an effort to even out our classroom numbers.  Although a few of our boys are concerned that now we have more girls than boys in our room- we are very glad they are in our room.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Books 2 U This Morning

Joaquin from Books 2 U stopped my today. We are so lucky to have such a great county library!  Thanks for "circulating" into our room today!

We learned about all of the great Books, CDs, DVDs that are available for check out.

Joaquin brought a bag of really cool books and talked them up to us!

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Great Night Of Bowling

Last night our Award Winning PTA put on a fantastic Bowling Night Fundraiser for our school at Interstate Lanes.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thanks for the Plants!

Lindsay's mom & dad dropped off four more lovely house plants for our classroom this afternoon!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Helping Us Clear The Air

Houseplants are a great way to help us clean the air in our classroom!
Austin sporting his "Bamboo Beard" (thanks Melissa)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Parent Visits? Anytime!

Auston's mom, Melissa, is a regular here in our classroom.
What's the process for visiting your 3rd Grader here in Room 12?  It's simple.  Just stop in.   We love having parents stop by to see what we're up to.  No need to call ahead.  Just check in at the office and come on up.  Your 3rd Grader will never forget it!

Friday, October 5, 2012

So, what's the objective here?

We realize that our school days are very short here in 3rd Grade.  There's really no time to waste.  That's why, for all of our core subjects (Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science) we post our objectives before the lesson even starts.  We want to be very clear about what we will be learning as we work.  Do we have an objective for your 3rd Grader being here today?  You bet!

Mr. Crockett posting today's math objectives directly from our math curriculum.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pride of the Pride

Every day students at James John receive little slips of paper called Pride of the Prides when they are caught being Safe, Responsible or Respectful.  The top white copy goes home (maybe you've seen them).  The yellow copy goes into an old cracked ceramic bear cookie jar in our room.   On Fridays I pull out five and those kids go down stairs to the office to put them into a school-wide drawing.  About once a month Principal Shelby draws five or six lucky Pride Slips and those kids get to go to Burgerville with her.

Congratulations O'maree!  He won last month's  Burgeville drawing!

Walk to School Day Today

We had a great morning walking to school!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Walk to School Day is Tomorrow Morning.

Mr. Sammons loves walking to school.  We will meet in front of the St. Johns Community Center tomorrow at 7:45.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thank You Ms. Hodgman!

University of Portland student, Ms. Hodgman, really helped us get our room organized this past month.  She worked tirelessly cleaning, sorting and labeling our closets and shelves.  
Thanks for all your help Ms. Hodgman!