Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ms. Ashley’s Class of inventors.

Today the kindergarteners played with noodles.  The main event was to move to music with the Lunar New Year Dance of the Dragon but other uses for the noodle were invented today.  Notice one person used the noodle much like … Continue reading

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Ms. Dingus Class 3rd grade class

Today Ms. Dingus class ended class with relaxation.  It is amazing how they have taken to this time of calming their mind and bodies before returning to class.  I also noticed that after Dress as a Historical Figure Day that … Continue reading

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Mr Post’s Class

Mr Post’s class kept with our theme of Chinese New Years by playing the game that uses the Great Wall of China.  Chinese Wall is a favorite of students who have to navigate avoiding being tagged when crossing the middle … Continue reading

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Mr Colvin’s Class Tries Chinese Jump Bands

The weather was dry and warm for February 25th.  While many people across the country are experiencing snow we were free to play on the grass today.  The kids in Mr. Colvin’s 5th grade class tried Chinese Jump Bands in … Continue reading

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Students teaching students how to pass a rugby ball.

Today we had a brave student speak in  Mr Richner’s PE class about how to play Rugby.  Most of the student had not had any experience with Rugby and were all excited to learn how to pass the ball.  Students … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Relaxation

We have started a stretch routine at the end of class. Now class starts right away with activity. This elevates their heart rates right away and starts getting their “silly’s out.” This week has been about Lunar New year and … Continue reading

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5th/4th Graders invent a game and teach it to the rest of the class.

We did things differently yesterday.  Mr Colvin’s/ Ms. Kohn’s students played the role of teacher.  They were put in small groups, given equipment and assigned to make up a game.  I was so impressed with the higher level thinking that they used … Continue reading

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Batting Tee Fundamentals

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    Students have been working on striking skills.  Learning to hit a ball off a batting tee prior to playing in the game of baseball (using a plastic ball).  The rules learned in kickball were a great way to … Continue reading

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Portland Parks and Recreation / Mt Scott Basketball League Play

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Friday Feb. 7th marked the first game of the season for some of our 4th grade boys.  More games ahead.  Great fun to watch the kids on the court and their siblings on the sidelines.  If you want to put a … Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day

How many weeks until spring?   Not sure but I do know we will play a groundhog game this week that involves Sunshine, Shadows and Children acting like Critters.  This week the Miler’s club will meet on Tuesday afternoon and … Continue reading

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