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Article posted August 20, 2014 at 02:01 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1350

I left Blogmeister last year to what I was told was going to be "greener pastures"...it wasn't so I'm back! Students will continue to blog on Kidblog but I'll use this blog to post what's going on in our classroom. I'll be adding more links in the coming days but for now I invite you to check out my Donors Choose project where individuals and companies can donate money to help us get chairs for our classroom that will help many students stay focused because they allow the child the movement they need as they concentrate. Until August 25th, Donors Choose will match donations dollar for dollar.

Article posted August 20, 2014 at 02:01 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1350



Article posted August 17, 2014 at 08:16 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 113

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone soon! What should our first class goal be? Double click on the bulletin board below to add your ideas.



Article posted August 17, 2014 at 08:16 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 113



Article posted December 6, 2013 at 05:54 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 2842

We are part of a Christmas card exchange with 29 schools in the country and Australia. It allows us to share information about our schools, what's unique about our class or school and compare weather data.



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Article posted December 6, 2013 at 05:54 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 2842



Article posted October 15, 2013 at 08:44 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 226

Something to ponder:



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Consider reading Carol Dweck's book, Mindset. She writes about the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and an affective way to praise children.

Article posted October 15, 2013 at 08:44 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 226



Article posted October 14, 2013 at 12:43 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 205

Encourage your children, they are capable of greatness!



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Article posted October 9, 2013 at 03:06 AM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 249

Students made various discoveries as they explored with measurement tools. It opened their eyes to the many things that can be measured, the tools needed to do the job and units of measurement.



Article posted October 9, 2013 at 03:06 AM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 249



Article posted October 7, 2013 at 05:24 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 275

I modeled for students how our Brown Bag Book Club will work. We're working on tracking our thinking as we read so future homework will be to read a book at home and write or draw what they mostly thought about as they read the story. The writing will be done on a form glued to a paper bag and then brought back to school. Each student will get a snack in their bag and join a small group where each person will share their thinking about their story.



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Article posted October 7, 2013 at 05:24 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 275



Article posted September 25, 2013 at 06:57 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 351

We participated in the O.R.E.O project on http://www.projectsbyjen.com/ and had a great time trying to stack as many Oreos as we could before they toppled!



Article posted September 25, 2013 at 06:57 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 351



Article posted September 18, 2013 at 04:59 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 315

Our friend Brayden brought in a caterpillar he found at home. Some friends helped him research what kind it is. They think it is a Hornworm. He'll keep us posted on how it's growing. We're learning about animal life cycles so this is a perfect connection.



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Article posted September 18, 2013 at 04:59 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 315



Article posted September 17, 2013 at 09:47 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 216

Article posted September 17, 2013 at 09:47 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 216



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