Friday, November 8, 2013

Touring the NE Region

We are having so much fun touring the regions of the United States!  This week we began our journey in the state of Maine and then traveled through New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and New York City.  While we were in Pennsylvania, we made cookies, with Hershey kisses of course!  And during our travels through New York City, we enjoyed bagels and tried to walk up the steps of the Empire State Building!  (102 floors!)  We want to thank Mr. R for helping us make our cookies today!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

As part of my robots theme this year, I invited my nieces to show the robots they built as part of their high school robotics team.  The robot was built for a competition in which the robot has to shoot frisbees into a designated area. 

Students were very excited to Skype with the Michigan author - Johnathan Rand.  He told us about his love for writing and how he began writing his first book at the age of 18.  He also told the students that his favorite part about writing was the editing and revision stage.  Mr. Rand is the author of the very popular series, American Chillers and Michigan Chillers. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

science review

 Students can use this site to study for the science test on Friday.  This includes the vocabulary section of the test.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Saving Freddy

Students had to save "Freddy" (a gummy worm that had capsized his boat) by helping him put his "life-preserver" on.  This was a team-building activity - and the students loved it!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

#2 Clue for mystery skype on Wednesday

HE is an author that lives in the Northwest region of Michigan!  And, he writes very "chilling" books! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

B-23 Air Max

A radio spot for the Homobot

Teleporter 3,000


Would you buy.........?

At the conclusion of our persuasive writing unit and after reading the story Toothpaste Millionaire, students were given the opportunity of creating their own invention.  Students were also given the task of creating advertising for their invention.  Different options included:  mass mailing, webpages, brochures, radio spot, magazine ad and television commercials. Please enjoy the student's and their creations!  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Partial Products Method of Multiplying

Go to and then free resources. From there go to the algorithms in math, then 4th grade and multiplication. Last, go to partial products multiplication. This will show you a short video of how to complete this method.

Directions for Lattice Multiplication

Lattice Multiplication: Introduction to lattice multiplication

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


February 6th is digital learning day . . . . . I wonder who we could be skyping now?! 

science vocabulary words

Static Electricity

Static Electricity - a stationary electric charge that is built up on a material (or someone's hair!!)  We love SCIENCE!

Skyping Yellowstone National Park

On Jan. 25th the students participated in a skype with Yellowstone National Park.  The students were surprised when I told them that I had a skype planned, but it wasn't a mystery state skype!  Kara, the park ranger, was extremely energetic and very patient with the many questions that we had!  Prior to the skype we viewed the park using one of their webcams.  Students also read the brochure for the park and highlighted things they learned and questions that they had - all not knowing that they would be speaking to the Park Ranger in a matter of minutes!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

ssshhhh . . . . . . .

If you are checking the mystery state clue tonight, you will know that tomorrow I have a surprise Skype planned.  What do you think it is?  Come in tomorrow and put your guess on your mystery state guess - and remember it's a surprise!!