March 25, 2010

Tangram Trials & Triumphs

Students celebrated the end of the 3rd quarter testing their skills with a variety of tangram puzzles. Paper puzzles, magnetic pieces, 3-D models, and the ipod touch were all used by the students to conquer the shapes and designs offered by the tangram teasers.

March 21, 2010

When Reading Reaches Us!

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead has been a favorite read aloud. We were very excited when it won the 2010 Newbery Medal while we were enjoying the story. To celebrate Rebecca's award winning story, projects were shared in class and now, here on our blog...

March 16, 2010

Traveling Through Social Networking

Enjoy watching some our "travels" in social studies class.
This video was created to celebrate the WeAreTeachers grant awarded earlier this year.

March 13, 2010

Regional History Day 2010

Congratulations to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that competed in 2010 History Day!
It was an amazing day for all involved. The projects and presentations showed the dedication and hard work each student put forth.

March 7, 2010

Bran Hambric The Specter Key color cover was released 3-3-10.

Kaleb Nation is excited about his 2nd book in the Bran Hambric series. I am hoping our class will be able to help with this fall release!

Share your thoughts on the cover. What do you think we might see in Bran Hambric The Specter Key?

March 6, 2010

It's Raining Cupcakes

It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder is a book everyone should read! You will find friendship, feelings, family, and funny bits mixed into pages of mini life lessons. The recipe would not be complete without an ending that makes you want more--more cupcakes, more laughs and more to read. I loved the chapter titles and the real-life relationships that developed in each one.
The book is available from the Scholastic Book Club and I have one for check out in our room library. I bet you can't read it without craving a cupcake!