Friday, June 21, 2013


Free Medical + Dental Clinic – Saturday, June 22, 2013
8:30AM – 3:00PM at Roosevelt High School

Compassion North Portland Medical & Dental Clinic is a one day event that will take place on June 22nd at Roosevelt High School. The school will be transformed into a local neighborhood clinic.

Our goals are to provide:
• Basic medical exams
• Basic dental cleaning and emergency treatment
• Information about social service
• Children’s activities
• Free lunch

Monday, June 17, 2013

Congratulations to Rayann, Our Student of the Week!

This year we ran out of weeks before we ran out of great kids.   Here's how our class feels about Rayann.  Great job Rayann!  

Friday, June 7, 2013

Visiting the Impassable Wilderness (Forest Park) with Forrest Park Conservancy

Forest Park is the largest city park in the US.

We saw Sword Ferns, Lady Ferns and Maiden Hair Ferns.

Slugs on the trail!

Don't lick a Banana Slug or your tongue will go numb.

Our enemy: Ivy!

Soft broad leaves, good for allergy attacks . . . and other things!

How old is this tree? (Answer at the bottom of this post)

We learned that English Ivy kills trees.

What happens after a plant sprouts?

O'Maree knows!

Ask your 3rd Grader what photosynthesis is?

Leaf rubbings.

Journaling our learning.

The tree we came across had 96 rings.

That means it was 96 years old! What does the different thickness of the tree rings mean about that year?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Glazed Dougnuts!? No Glazed Clay Creations Thanks to The Right Brain Intiative!

Yesterday we glazed our freshly fired clay sculptures.
One more firing and they will be ready for our mural!
We couldn't have done it with out our great Right Brain Intiative Artists in Residence Alice!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Celebrity Guest Read Alouder Today: PCC Board Member, Kali Thorne Ladd

Today we were so lucky to have Kali Thorne Ladd stop by for Celebrity Guest Read Aloud.  Kalie was just elected to the Board at  Portland Community College.  She represents our zone in Portland.

 We learned that over 94,000 students go to PCC and that it is the largest College in Oregon!

We really enjoyed hearing Kali read to us!
Kali used to teach Middle School
before working for Mayor Sam Adams.

Thank you Kali for the great read aloud and helping us think about our future!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Happening Now: Field Day!

It's Field Day this afternoon @ James John School. Big Thanks to our full time Phys. Ed. Teacher,Ms Schwartzkoff!

Oscar broke the Jump Rope Record (((115 Jumps)))

YouTube Video

This one hit me. (It was worth it for the shot)