Sunday, June 9, 2013

Last Week of School and the Summer Reading Program!

This is our last week of 4th grade!  I will post some pictures as we wrap up a fantastic learning year.  Your child will be bringing home school items, a few each day so you don't have to sort through a giant pile on Friday.

Thank-you for being a wonderful group of parents to work with.  You have incredible children, who I know will do great things in 5th grade.

Don't forget the SUMMER READING PROGRAM with Multnomah County Library!

Student Achievers from May 31st!!

Here they are...the student achievers from May 31st!  Way to go team 13 superstar students!


Thank-you Ms Schwartzkoph for planning such a great Field Day for us!  It was a bright and sunny day....the best part was the "I Am Thirsty Race"!  No pictures of that as we were all racing to win the relay and Rm 13 did!

Canoeing the Columbia Slough!

Here we are, canoeing on the Slough!  We had good weather, saw lots of beautiful birds and other wildlife and learned how to paddle!  Thank you to the parents who came along and to our fabulous guides!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

TWO COOL ASSEMBLIES: BodyVox and Bottle Bill!

BODY VOX and BOTTLE BILL came to James John last week!  We watched BODYVOX dancers leap, spin, twist, turn and dance to lots of different kinds of music.  We learned that dancing is a science.  Ask your child what they learned about how dancers dance!

Then BOTTLE BILL taught us that returning your bottles for the 5c deposit is good for Oregon, good for us and very good for the ENVIRONMENT!  Did you know that we recycle 5 million bottles every week right here in Oregon?  That's good because they make new bottles and even clothes from recycled plastic! 

ENJOY the photos!

DON'T FORGET: Canoe the Slough on Tuesday May 28th!

Yes!  The Tuesday after Memorial Day we will Canoe the Slough with our teacher friends from The COlumbia Slough Watershed Council!  Please have your child dress for the weather.  If it looks like rain, be sure they wear a rain coat.  Layers is always the best bet!

We will be back in time for lunch, BUT we leave school at 8:10AM so all children need to be on time so they don't miss the bus!

Here are some pictures of the canoes we will be in and The Slough.  It is very flat, very shallow and very safe.  We will be with professional guides and paddling very slow, but still having a great time.  We will be learning about our environment; the animals, the wildlife and the plants that live there.

Student Achievers for May 24th!

They're at it again!  The Room 13 students exceeded expectations for achievement this week!  Way to go!  We had 99% of the students turn in their homework which included some beautiful sketching and detailed writing.   

As well they completed their Science Worksample creating closed circuits and testing the brightness of bulbs!        Nice job everyone!