About

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Welcome to our blog! We are a 2nd grade classroom at Stafford Primary School in West Linn, Oregon. Oregon is in the Pacific Northwest in the USA. Our community is a suburb of the city of Portland in the northwestern region of the state.  We are situated in the Willamette Valley, which is a landscape of farm lands and rolling hills covered with fir trees along the Willamette River. The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range are to our west, and Mt. Hood and the Cascade Mountain Range are to the east.  To the north is the the Columbia Gorge where the Columbia River is the border between Oregon and the state of Washington.

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We use our blog to share our learning and to collaborate with other classes globally. Like all kids we have so many different interests. We are excited to explore how technology supports our learning in new and engaging ways. We have also experienced how it can bring us closer together as people in our world.   By looking more closely at the differences between us, we are learning that we are actually the same in so many more important ways.  This is a topic we want to explore more by connecting with our friends around the world.

We participate in the International Dot Day, The Blogging ChallengeThe Global Read Aloud, Mystery Skype and The Flat Stanley Project. Each of these global collaboration projects provides a way for us to share our learning in an authentic way, and to connect with others who are excited to work together as a global community.

We know we are one world, and that world is flattening through our ability to see and increase our connectedness with each other.  

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It is a beautiful world and we are very grateful for this!

22 Responses to About

  1. sam lawrence says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri’s Third Grade Crew,
    This is A wonderful about page .What I like about it is it has alot of deatail about your seleves. I’m also in third grade . Is it nice in oregin it sure is nice here.Heres another funny thing we follow Miss may and 2m.You have SO Many visitors.I live in Ohio olmsted falls.my class is mrs campagna’s. she is awsome.My school is falls-lenox primary school.I also have the student blogging badge. please visit my blog at http://saml2012.edublogs.org/

    Saml,

  2. Miss W. says:

    G’day Mrs Amri and crew,

    Thanks for registering for the September 2013 blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week starting 8th September, when the first challenge is published.

    If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the “Subscribe by email” on the right sidebar of the challenge blog.

    Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages – see list in blog header.

    Feel free to add the 2013 badge to your blog.

    Miss W or tasteach – challenge organizer

    • admin says:

      Dear Miss W,

      Thank you for your comment. We are excited to participate in the Blogging Challenge this year and look forward to learning more about blogging as a reflection tool and a way to share our learning with others. Thank you for organizing this experience for us.

      Sincerely,
      Mrs. Amri and Class

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  5. Mrs Franklin says:

    Dear Mrs Amri’s Year 3 class, My name is Mrs Franklin and I am the Principal of Queens Beach State School in beautiful sunny Queensland on the East Coast of Australia. Even though I really enjoy our climate (cool in Winter and warm-hot in Summer with a sea breeze), I still really admire your mountains and huge fir trees. I can even see the snow on top of Mt Hood.

    My Year 5SK class told me about how they are communicating with three different countries and I am very impressed about their understanding that we all share one world. I hope to hear more about your class activities. Kindest regards Mrs Franklin

    • admin says:

      Dear Mrs. Franklin,

      Thank you so much for your comment. My class is thrilled to see we have friends there in Queensland Australia reading our blog. It is so beautiful there. I will have my class read 5SK’s blog to learn more about Queens Beach State School. We are honored to you read and comment on our blog.
      Fondly, Mrs. Amri

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  7. Lily and Charlie says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    We can’t wait to go on the jet boat down the Willamette River. Charlie hopes to sit in the front seat. Lily does not.
    from, Charlie and Lily

    • admin says:

      Dear Charlie and Lily,
      Thank you for your funny comment. The Jet Boat Tour is quite exciting anywhere you sit in the boat. I liked my spot in the middle, but there is no getting around staying dry. It is fun experience. You will love it.
      From, Mrs. Amri

  8. addie calvin and william says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri and crew,
    We like that you put a lot of facts about where you live and about your school,
    like the fir trees and the river. We are 5th grade students, and your about page inspires us to change ours.

    Thanks for the great ideas,
    Addie, William, and Calvin

    • admin says:

      Dear Addie, Calvin and William,
      Thank you for visiting our blog. We appreciate your feedback. We have learned so much from visiting other blogs. We look forward to hearing from you again.
      From, Mrs. Amri and The Crew

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  10. Miss W. says:

    G’day Mrs Amri and students,

    Thanks for registering for the March 2014 blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week starting 9th March, when the first challenge is published.

    If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the “Subscribe by email” on the right sidebar of the challenge blog.

    Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages – see list in blog header.

    Feel free to add the 2014 badge to your blog.

    Miss W or tasteach – challenge organizer

    PS If using blogger platform, please have Name/URL as an option when leaving comments. If using kidblog, make sure readers can read and comment on posts.

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  12. Kathryn says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri and crew,
    I thought that you had a wonderful blog and that it was very interesting. I loved how you described your environment. I also love your widgets and the time i thought that was cool.

  13. Evan says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    I like the pitcure of Portland it looks like a big city.
    I have been to Oregon before. I drove through it on the way to California where I go to every year for 6 weeks. We live in Canada British Columbia. Do you do lots of math at your school? We do.
    From
    Evan

  14. Morgan and Dani says:

    Hi,
    We are Dani and Morgan. We come from Comox, B.C. in Canada.
    We come from Brooklyn Elementary School. That’s cool that you have a view of mountains. We do too. Our mountain is called Mt. Washington. We share the same ocean! We also live close the Pacific Ocean. We like the picture of where you live.

    Sincerely,
    Morgan and Dani

  15. Miss W. says:

    G’day Mrs Amri and students,
    Welcome to the March 2015 student blogging challenge. I hope you enjoy the activities to choose from each week. Make sure you connect with other classes around the world. These can be found in the header area of the blog.

    • admin says:

      Dear Miss Wyatt,
      Thank you for your comment on our About Me page. We look forward to learning more about blogging through the weekly challenges and are happy to count you as one of our new friends.
      From, Mrs. Amri and The Crew

  16. Phillip says:

    Dear Mrs. Amri,
    What does suburb mean?
    I found a way on how to make a live link on a comment!
    Simply, what you told me!
    You just can’t see it because your writing it.
    From,
    Phillip

  17. Hi, Mrs Amri and students in Oregon USA. It was a lovely surprise to get a message from you, Lawson, Sophia, Xander and Molly on our class blog earlier today. We are new to ‘blogging’ and are starting to do more and more each term. To be able to blog with other children across the globe is fantastic and something we are really looking forward to be able to do.
    We did a project before Christmas about significant people from the past and really enjoyed it. We made e-Books and put them on our school radio channel, you can see them on this link. We will keep tuning in to see your work about Great People in History.
    https://www.makewav.es/story/908410/title/traveltothepastandexploreourebooks
    We used the app Adobe voice to make them.

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