Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer is here! (So to speak:)

School is done for another year.It has been a great year and I really applaud all of our children;  the Portland Musical was phenomenal!  It was the best elementary performance that I have ever seen!
I am really sad to be leaving this school and all the wonderful kids and parents, but I am really looking forward to being in a place where it is not raining near as much.  I will keep my blog going throughout the summer to keep people informed about what is happening with me (if you want:).  Have a great summer!!!
Jerry Morgan

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Famous People Sightings

Today we did our speechs for the famous people we have been researching.  The kids have done fabulous, and we had a ton of great costumes for the speeches.  You can see below, all of the great figures from history that visited our classroom today.

Anne Sullivan and Hellen Keller
                                 Christopher Columbus

                                        Gustave Eiffel
                                John Glen and Buzz Aldrin
                                     Johnny Appleseed
                                     Lewis and Clark
                             Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
                        Francis Pettygrove and Asa Lovejoy
                                     Neil Armstrong
                               Orville and Wilbur Wright
                                   Rosa Parks
                                      Thomas Jefferson
                                    Vincent Van Gogh
                                             Walt Disney
                                    Winston Churchill

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Camp has started here at school.  There are several fun activities that are planned.  One thing kids love is to receive camp mail.  There will be a "Mail Box" in the office that you could drop mail off.  Our address is 3 Morgan Rd, Beaverton, Or 97007.  If you choose you can also email letters to me and I will see that they are delivered (this works great for extended family to be able to send mail also).  The kids have some great tye-dye shirts!  We sing songs in the morning out in front of the school (under the back cover if it is raining), so if you drop your kids off and would like to stick around and listen, you are more than welcome.
The kids will be doing their famous person speeches this Wednesday and Thursday.  They should have some sort of costume or prop.  Most of them have ideas or have started/finished their costumes.  Any help you can provide at home for that would be wonderful.  Thank you for all of your support and encouragement!
Mr. Morgan

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Our field trip is Tuesday, May 29.  Buses will leave school at 9:00.  Please make sure your child is at school on time, appropriately dressed and has a lunch in his or her backpack.  Students will be carrying their own lunches.  After the tour, we'll be meeting at Pioneer Square for lunch just after noon.  (Our tour ends around noon and then we'll need to walk over there.)

Students should start bringing in their costumes for their biography speeches so they can be ready to present when they are ready.  I don't expect students to go out and buy things.  Be creative; use what you have or borrow from others.  For example, Kristin is making a hat and bow tie out of paper to be George Washington.  Sam is borrowing baseball equipment so he can be Jackie Robinson.

Bring in your white t-shirt for Camp next week.  I have some extras in various sizes but the class decided the fairest thing to do was to ask everyone to bring one and if someone forgets or if the family isn't able to get one, we'd cover it.  We will be tying the shirts on Thursday.

Mr. Parker's Bring Your Family to Music day for our class is Monday, June 4, from 11:10 – 11:55 in the cafeteria.

Our fabulous Portland musical is on Tuesday, June 12, at 1:45.  Your children are so talented and adorable.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We have two announcements here, so please read carefully :)

Sexton Mountain will host a BOOK SWAP for all students in the building on June 7th and June 8th from 8 to 8:30.
Prior to that date, kids will be able to bring in books for the swap before school May 29th to June 7th.

I am looking for two to three parents to cover one AM shift for the dates of May 29th to June 8th.

If you are available one of those dates, please contact Susan Rehm at
Please let me know if you have a specific date in mind or can be placed on any open slot.

Thank you,


One of our traditions is to tie dye a T-shirt. If your child wishes to participate, he or she will need to bring a pre-washed, white T-shirt to school by Tuesday,May 29th  An old adult-sized one with designs on it is fine too. We are trying to coordinate an all-school tie-dye event on June 1st, but need volunteers (any length of time helps) to make it happen. Let me know if you’re available ASAP. Also, if you would be willing to donate tie-dye kits or an extra t-shirts for those students or classes that might need them, please send them to school with your child.