Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekly Response: Lesson Learned


Well kids, it's the last week of September! I bet you have learned a ton of cool things since school started. If you would like to share any of the projects you've done, stories you've written or any other school-related activity, please send it to me. I'd love to see what you are working on. I can even share it on this blog or in Class Connect if you want!

For this week's response...

Tell us about something you learned in one of your courses in September.

Have a wonderful October!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Weekly Response: Look What I Did with a Leaf!


Ah, fall. I can smell it in the air! Pretty soon we will notice the leaves changing colors as the days get shorter and shorter. This is my favorite time of year! Why? I love bundling up, going on walks, crunching through the foliage, and finding leaves with amazing color designs on them. 

Then coming home, sipping a cup of apple cider, and admiring our new leaf collection!

Then what?

If you go on a leaf collecting nature adventure, you might get home and decide to cuddle in a blanket and read a fall-themed book, like Look What I Did with a Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi.

This might inspire you to make a leaf animal...

or perhaps a few leaf critters... 

or a regal crown...

or a fabulous candle holder...

from Red Ted

or a leafy banner of thanks!

Can you see why fall is one of my favorite seasons?

What do you enjoy most about fall?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekly Response: Book Recommendations



A big thank you to those students who left a comment on last week's post! To find out who won our first lollipop, ask my robot friend on the left side of this page.

We all love a good book, right? I know you all have a favorite book because you sent me wonderful titles in k-mail last week. Now it's time to share with your classmates...

What book would you recommend to a student who is your age?

Don't forget to grab a copy of Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary before October 2nd!

Who will win a lollipop? I look forward to your responses!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Weekly Respose: Share and Share Alike


Welcome to week two of school! I'm impressed with how you are all progressing and I'm looking forward to meeting you in Class Connect today!

For this week's response... 
Share one important fact about you. 

Remember to use your first name only when leaving a comment. Never type personal information on a blog or website (like phone number or address). Comments will not post live until I approve them.

On the weekend, I will randomly choose one lollipop winner, so reply before Friday for a chance to win!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Why Blog?


I started this blog three years ago as a way to build a classroom community. It's really fun to highilght student work on this blog because it gives kids a chance to share, to give feedback to their peers, and to see what others are doing. If you create something in one of your classes and send it to me, I will post it here!

The video below will help explain my classroom blog philosophy...

...and this is one of my favorite videos on the topic.
I just love the kids' voices and their message!

I look forward to a year of fun and learning! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's the First Day of School!


I don't know about you guys, but this is how I always feel on the first day of school...

It's time for school! It's time for school! Woohoo! Let's get this year started already! 

Mark your calendar for our first Class Meeting on Monday at 11:00 AM.

Follow your lesson plan today and I'll chat with y'all soon!