Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our New Lending Library

Our New Lending Library was installed Friday. Big Thank You to Powell's Books,  Portland Children's Museum, Umpqua Bank and our own Ms. Harold for getting this installed .
Ms. Butler with Kevin and Peter (who helped install) and a few of Ms. Harold's Fabulous Fourth Graders!
Take a Book / Lend a Book!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Our Readers Theatre Troupe

A few of the fine folks from our Readers Theatre Troupe.  
We rehearse in the  auditorium - because our classroom just can't hold all of the drama.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Celebrity Guest Read Alouder Today: PPS School Board Member Martin Gonzalez

Today we were so happy to have Martin Gonzalez stop by our room.   Martin represents our school and the entire Roosevelt Cluster on the Portland Public School Board.

It was so great for us to get to meet Mr. Gonzalez - who has been working so hard for us on the Portland Public School Board.

Martin was able to visit a few other classrooms here at James John - and see what they're up to.

Here Mr. Horrigan  explains (in spanish) the reading strategies his class is working on.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Pride of St. Johns

Here at James John School we use PBIS to help our kids to be their best every day.  One of the components of this program is our Pride of the Pride slips.  These slips are handed out by teachers and other staff to our students when we catch our kids doing a great job being Safe Respectful or Responsible.
Our Friday Community Meeting is when we give compliments to our classmates.  
Today we decided to write these compliments on our Pride Slips and give them to each other.  Your 3rd Grader did such a great job writing Safe, Respectful or Responsible compliments that we decided they should be posted on our Friends Bulletin Board.