This website is a place to publish some of the work we do in our class. Some of the work published here is our thinking about the news. Some of the work is our "Writing Projects," self-selected writing projects the students initiate. Formal class assignments will also be published here.
The work is coded in each title as follows: A = teacher assignment N = writing about the news WP = writing project (self-initiated writing).
It's also coded as "audio" if there is an audio recording of the work and "video" if there is a video version.
Leave a comment for a specific student by visiting his or her page to the right and leaving a comment at the bottom of an article. All comments are moderated -- they are sent to me for approval before being published to this website.
It's all about those comments and having an audience! We wouldn't waste our time with this website if it wasn't for the comments we get! Leave us a comment and we'll comment back! Sometimes it takes us a bit of time to comment back. We have only 4 classroom computers so it's hard for each of us to get to our comments as quickly as we would like.
PLEASE remember to include a link to your webpage (blog) in the comment or it's VERY hard for us to find you! If you don't include a link back to your webpage (blog) we might not be able to comment back! Below is what the comment fields will look like when you click on the "comment" link at the bottom of someone's article. Note, sometimes you have to scroll WAY down past other comments to see these comment fields. Also, you don't HAVE to include an email address or a link to a webpage -- but if you do include a link to your webpage (blog) it makes it easier for us to comment back.
Hiiiiiii Mr. Brune,
I hope that you're having a wonderful year so far!!! I absolutely LOVE 6th grade, it is so much different than elementary school. I was wondering if your class this year was doing a website because I’ve been checking on it and it still has class 2009 names. well you can email me back at email@example.com if you want to! Hopefully I can come visit soon!!!!!!
Have a great rest of the year!
tapgirl (aka Alli Newman class 2009)
Comment Posted on March 9, 2010 at 05:16 PM by
Hi Mr. Brune! Are you guys doing a website this year or not????
Comment Posted on October 9, 2009 at 04:58 PM by
i miss you all a lot, and i cant wait to see you guys soon, ive been home sick with a bad headache, a REALLY bad cold! i will be out tomorrow-thursday- and hopfully i will be back on friday, but if im not feeling better i cant wait to see you all on monday!!!!!!!!
p.s. mr. brune is there any home work you want me to do while im here i will be happy to do anything it it boring here!!!!!!!
Comment Posted on June 10, 2009 at 06:07 PM by
wow! that is a funny picture! do you remember me rachel from china?
Comment Posted on April 15, 2009 at 08:38 PM by
i realy liked that
5th grade picture
your class took
Comment Posted on March 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM by
Hi - we are Room 18, from Balmoral School in Auckland New Zealand. We have just started the new school year and our blog is underway. We love your site, it is creative and informative. Room 18 is a Year 5 and 6 class - we are aged from 8 - 10. We would like to be on your blog roll and will add your site to ours. Thanks - see you soon.
Comment Posted on February 27, 2009 at 02:22 PM by
Hi! I have a 5th grade class in Dallas, GA. Would love to use your assignment for school report. I think the kids would enjoy it. Also really like the photo shot for teaching kids where to put their url. Do you mind if I use it?
Nebo Elementary School
Comment Posted on February 23, 2009 at 05:21 AM by
hey everybody.i miss you all.in case you all are wondering why im not in school i've been sick at home with a flu.but kirsten and lyansey all ready know that.i've been sick since monday night febauray 9th to today but the doctor said i will be sick for a couple more days.i hope I would be sick for the whloe vacation. ok bye got to go take my medacant bye
Comment Posted on February 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM by
Why do we have to use synomins this year and the people last year didn't?
Comment Posted on February 5, 2009 at 05:19 PM by
Hey Mr. Brune - I've recently started using Blogmeister with my 5th grade at Voyager Academy in Durham, NC. I'd like my students to explore other's pages and will definitely be sending them your way!
Comment Posted on January 16, 2009 at 11:48 AM by
This webpage totally ROCKS!
Comment Posted on January 15, 2009 at 09:35 AM by
Hi, mr brune remember me its Daniel from last year! how are you but i guess your doing fine with your new class! i'm doing fine and so is everyone else. bye!
Comment Posted on January 10, 2009 at 06:06 PM by
Love your blog. Please have a look at ours - we are keen to make friends from around the world!
Comment Posted on December 29, 2008 at 04:03 PM by
Mrs McC P5
hi mr.brune i wish you a happy holidays and that you and your family have a great merry christmas and a happy new year of 2009 ok hope you have a great time and hope you have present and when you open it you have a smile on your face . happy holidays.
Comment Posted on December 20, 2008 at 03:31 PM by
I am from Mr. Howitt's class, maybe you already know me but your class sure looks goofy! I think that you are teaching an excellent class. The students must be really nice right? Or wrong?
Comment Posted on December 4, 2008 at 02:22 AM by
Hi Mr Brune, my class have a new blog site too. We would love it if your class would come and check it out. Thanks Miss Watt
Comment Posted on November 27, 2008 at 08:28 AM by
Hi Mr. Brune.
Your class has a lot of stories that are on the blog but my class has a little bit of stuff on it.
Comment Posted on November 21, 2008 at 11:12 AM by
i really like your blog i think it is intersting,cool and really fun.
Comment Posted on November 14, 2008 at 04:44 PM by
Thanks for all of your comments to my stories!
Comment Posted on November 13, 2008 at 12:50 PM by
Hey! Visit my blog!!!
Comment Posted on November 1, 2008 at 03:06 PM by
Hi Mr. Brune!!!
It's Alyssa, your student from two years ago. I am in the seventh grade at the Hommocks and it is really great. I have a lot of new friends and I don't really get to see any of the people from MAS because we are all on different teams. But I am glad with the people and the teachers now. So tell me about you. How have your classes been? How is your family? Comment back please. I will come visit some time. Bye!!
Comment Posted on October 30, 2008 at 04:45 PM by
Wow! This such an impressing webpage, that I have so many writing projects! And I can get here by typing: mrbrune.org!
Comment Posted on October 30, 2008 at 09:06 AM by
You have commented Eric's blog about what do you think is different in our comments. I think that it's about the same. WE ask questions about the United States and you guys ask about China. It's very cool. My oppiniuon.
Comment Posted on October 28, 2008 at 07:26 AM by
This is such a cool webpage. I cant resist going here every day. But what are the codes at the end of the comment areas for?
Comment Posted on October 23, 2008 at 09:10 AM by
I really like your blog.I am from Mr. Howitt's class so I just came here because it was part of our homework. I think New York is great and I really want to go there but my mom said that we have no time. I want to see the Statue Of Liberty too! I read about it but I really want to see it in my little black pupil.
Comment Posted on October 22, 2008 at 05:07 AM by
Good Morning Mr. Brune:
A big thank you to you and your students for your continued support of our blogging efforts. At times it is hard to get it in during the course of the day and your replies and comments help keep us motivated.
You mentioned that you were having some difficulty posting to our blog sites as the spam word filter did not work properly. I have mentioned this to the people in charge and hopefully it will be working asap.
Thank you again.
Comment Posted on October 21, 2008 at 06:49 PM by
Thank you so much for commenting every piece of my work.
Comment Posted on October 20, 2008 at 04:14 PM by
hos the new 5th grade?
Ofcourse we where your best class...
Have you watched any soccer games...
I have to come visit sometime...
Comment Posted on October 17, 2008 at 11:40 PM by
Thank you mr brune for commenting all my work!
Comment Posted on October 17, 2008 at 09:29 AM by
This is a cool webpage.
Comment Posted on October 10, 2008 at 06:42 PM by
This is a cool webpage.
Comment Posted on October 10, 2008 at 06:42 PM by
This is such a cool website. I thik its so cool even though I'm on it.
Comment Posted on October 3, 2008 at 11:30 AM by
Hi mr. brune i like your blog its really cool
Comment Posted on September 26, 2008 at 12:12 AM by
hi hello Mr. Brune,
I'm from Mr Howitt class. you now know my blog and gmail account. you can show oyur students my blog.if you want to. Bye
Comment Posted on September 25, 2008 at 04:19 AM by
Hola mr.brune! its Zoe from last year! how are the new fifth graders? bye!
Comment Posted on September 24, 2008 at 06:46 PM by
I love this website
Comment Posted on September 16, 2008 at 08:48 AM by
Great idea to start with and I can't wait to see this blog page as it builds. Our students will be watching with interest in New Zealand!
Comment Posted on September 14, 2008 at 03:38 AM by
hey this is a new and awesome school year! i love fifth grade! you sound like an awesome teacher and i hope you have an awesome class. i miss America. do you have a class pet if you do what type my class doesn't but i do i have a teddy bear poodle. from rachel
Comment Posted on September 11, 2008 at 01:42 AM by
I'm hoping to talk with your class. Mr. Howitt's is talking that your blog was filled with words.I don't have a blog yet.
Comment Posted on September 11, 2008 at 01:40 AM by
About the Blogger
Gordon Brune is a 5th Grade Teacher at Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary School in Mamaroneck, New York (USA).
This is his 19th year teaching. He has taught 1st - 5th grades. Read more about him HERE.
You can reach him by leaving a comment at the bottom of the "Welcome" article on this home page, click HERE, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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