Tuesday, January 29, 2013
In Science we have been creating our Global Address Book. Last week we learned that the Universe is pretty much the biggest thing that we know of. Today we learned that Galaxies make up our Universe. Ask your 3rd Grader the name of the Galaxy they are currently inhabiting.
We used a really great iPad App that shows how we think the Universe works.
Ask your 3rd Grader if they can put these in order from biggest to smallest? (Try not to help them)
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
|Aaron & O'Maree sure were glad to be done.|
This afternoon we (almost) finished up our multiplication posters. Here are some of the folks that finished.
|The kids had to choose equivalent groupings of stuff they loved - or at least what their partner loved. Naturally, Abi chose Horseshoes (with stars of course).|
|Abi & Emylee|
|Auston & Ida chose Voodoo Donuts with Gummie bears.|
|Lina's group chose Ice Cream|
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Today Jennifer from Sauvie Island Center stopped by with a whole bin of produce and a great lesson on plants.
We learned about which parts of the plant our favorite vegetables come from. We had a great field trip back in September to Sauvie Island Center. It was great to have a little taste of Sauvie Island come to us today. Thanks Jennifer!
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
|We could tell that Mr. Belisle was into our book as much as we were.|
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Ms. Rolfe helped us get aquatinted with the IXL Math Program. Your 3rd Grader loved it and the best part is they can login from any computer. We pasted our username and password into our homework journals that came home today.
Once they're logged in they need to find the 3rd Grade tab. We are currently working in a Fraction Unit, which they can work on or pick from a variety of other math concepts. As you can see from the pictures- they're really into it. If you don't have internet access at home- stop in at our local St. Johns Library or any of the computer labs available through Multnomah County Library.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I wanted to share part of the conversation we had at staff meeting last Monday regarding safety. In an order to keep our children safe at James John School
- All adults in the building need to have an ID badge visible at all times.
- All staff are committed to having their PPS Badge visible and we are asking that all Parents and visitors check in the office- sign in and pick up a visitor badge.
- I will post more information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
In Room 12 we have been studying Whales. We watched documentary on whales (your 3rd Grader probably told you about it) and we've read several books on whales. Every month we change table groups and we always pick a theme- so it was really no surprise that this month the class picked whales. Thanks to Mr. Crockett (our brave Student Teacher) for coordinating and corralling all of this . . . enthusiasm.