More celebration–the children show us tiles they worked on

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& the community came…

On June 5th, our community celebrated our mural with food and music. Thank you to Portland State University Department of Applied Linguistics for providing salad rolls that celebrate our garden!

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CTE Capoeira performed music.



Lindsay Ruoff led SUN School kids in making book with recipes connected to our gardens and a collaborative poem.


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Grout classes tour the gardens and mural

Each Grout class toured the gardens and the Language tile mural on June 5. They located the vegetables in their salad rolls (complements of Portland State University Applied Linguistics Program and K.A.C. Thai Fusion) in the garden beds they planted; toured the sensory garden in the upper deck; and found tiles they made in the Language Garden Tile Mural.

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class photos

Grout classes posed in front of the mural during our June 5 celebration.

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& we celebrate…

A beautiful celebration of our beautiful community. Many many more photos to follow, but here are a few…DSCN4370 DSCN4374 DSCN4384

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countdown to the celebration on June 5

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so we are putting in long days of installation. Today we filled out trees and began to build the moon. Many families stoped by so their kids could find their tiles. One boy located many words in Vietnamese. Our celebration is Wednesday, May 5, 2 pm – 2:45 pm…

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a landscape of a rapid river, a glowing sun, and soon….

After several intensive installation days, we are getting closer! Next, the trees will grow some foliage, a moon will shine down. Come join us in celebration on Wednesday, June 5, 2 pm – 2:45 pm! There will  be food and music.

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now a river where the fish can swim

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families have made important contributions


Many families have made significant contributions to the Language Garden tile mural by helping their kids translate words for the titles. This mother and daughter pose near the tiles they worked to create in Albanian. We will celebrate all these efforts with food and music near the mural on June 5 from 2PM to 2:45.


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kids glaze tiles into blue bits of river

The last few weeks first and second graders glazed tiles blue so that this week we can install enough river for our tile-fish to swim…

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