Tuesday, April 30, 2013

We Had A Great Assembly Today, Thanks To Metro!

@oregonmetro Metro stopped by our school today and put on a great musical for us called Jordan's Quest.   We learned all about how we can help our planet by making smart choices with the things buy. Thanks Metro!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bike / Walk Challenge Starts This Wednesday!

May is our Bike / Walk Challenge! 
The weather is getting nicer- we our encouraging kids to get to school by foot, bike, scooter, skateboard or on a bus. 

We will tally the number of classroom students who participate each week and the class with the most wins THE GOLDEN SNEAKER trophy! -Ms. Harold

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Recess Sightings

The weather has warmed up.  There are some great pictures of your 3rd Grader NOT working hard on our Recess Sightings Page.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


James John Library: Mr. Keller would like to know what you think about homework. Take the Homework Survey

Writing, Writing, Writing in Room 12 by Ida & Emma

Today we are working on our 3rd Grade Writing Work Sample.  We are writing so that our 4th Grade teachers can see what kind of writers we are.
Our writing is called The Three Great Things About Me  

We had to write three drafts:  A rough draft, revising and final copy.

We are working on paragraphing, and thinking about one topic at a time.
We wrote an introduction, three supporting paragraphs and a conclusion.

As you can tell all of the kids are working hard.
We hope the 4th Grade teachers are impressed!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lord of the Ants

We watched part of this video last week as part of our Mini Beasts Unit.  Your 3rd Grader was really disappointed that we weren't able to watch the whole thing.  This Wednesday is a late start.  We thought they might want to watch this while they're waiting for school to start.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bowl for James John Tomorrow Night at Interstate Lanes!

"4 out of 3 People Don't Understand Fractions"

We are into our current Math Unit on Fractions.  This is video that your 3rd Grader watched in class.  I'm sure they'd love to watch it again with you.  - Mr. Crockett

Thanks for Supporting James John School Last Night!

Here are just a few of our families that showed up to Burgerville last night.
Peni and his family
Kaitlyn and her dad drive thru.

Abi and her family

Marilyn and Will with their dad

 . . . . and this was only the first hour.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school last night.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Math: Making Money!

Abi, lining up the decimal points!

David working hard!

Lindsay and Lina - great pair-sharing!
Ida and Emma: first to $5 wins!

Abel and Joanne: connecting decimal understanding with money!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Celebrity Guest Read Alouder Today: Danice Brown, Executive Director of PAST&E

We were so lucky today to have Danice Brown stop by today as our Celebrity Guest Read Alouder today.
"Coach Brown" as the kids know her, is the Executive Director of PAST&E.   

Our students love going to Portland After School Tennis & Education.   We have enjoyed a long relationship with this ever expanding program.  With both year around and afterschool SUN classes,  PAST&E is providing our kids with one on one academic tutoring, teaching them about the life long benefits of sports and nutrition.  Our kids can't help but feel like Tennis Super Stars!   

Thanks Coach Brown for stopping by for Read Aloud today and for making James John School a great place to grow!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Running For The Arts Today at James John School!

Joanne's feet never touched the ground.

Peni loves running AND the arts. 

Brenda starts out strong.

Jacob running AND posing at the same time.

Savy catches up.

Emylee keeps a solid steady pace.

All that time in Girl's Running Club is paying off!

Please don't run over me Donovan.

It's not a race . . . . ok, maybe it sort of is.
Abi wonders if they have any good running clubs in Alaska.

O'Maree is trying to keep ahead of Dalia.

Destiny tries to out lap her brother.
Emma pulls ahead of the pack.

Rayanne is soooooo glad she wore sweatpants!

"Bring it!"- Aaliyah 

Ida has wheels of solid steel.

Oscar achieves lift off.