The first annual Create Something Day was a success! Students excitedly came in and used their imaginations to create all sorts of things. From stop motion videos to catapults to stress balls to doll houses, students spent their day creating. Here is a little footage from a very worthwhile day.
I received news last week that the one World Futbols that we sent to Zimbabwe had reached their destination. Gaye, the grandmother of a younger student in our school, took two balls with her when she returned home to Zimbabwe after visiting her family in Portland during the holidays. Below are photos of the recipients, a school and a soccer club, along with letters they sent in appreciation of the "unique type of ball".
We recently created an Oregon Trail bulletin board outside of our classroom that we hope you have a chance to come see. The board points out different landmarks along the trail as well as information about life on the trail. Today, students were able to use the bulletin board to find information for the outlines of their Oregon Trail narratives. The fourth graders are in the process of writing historical fiction narratives and used the bulletin board to make sure their stories will be historically accurate. They created outlines today using the Inspiration app on the iPads. Big thanks to Jeff for helping us put the bulletin board together!
For those wanting to watch Rico Roman and the rest of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team compete in Sochi, here is a link to the schedule: USA sled hockey schedule Also, there was an article on Rico on Oregonlive yesterday: Former Portlander Rico Roman aims for sled hockey gold in Sochi Paralympics