Thursday, March 31, 2011

Skyping With Our New Friends in Pennsylvania

  Today we had the opportunity to connect with some new friends that we will be collaborating with in our flatclassroom project.  We discussed important characteristics of our state, as well as how our schools are similar and different.   Thank you very much Mrs. Schmidt's class!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Fun With Long Division

                                               photo by starkravingcello

" D M S B!"

Do you know the best song out there that we have been studying in class?  "D M S B !"  Don't forget that you can still see it anytime you want on this blog.  Now that you are getting used to the process of long division, I want you to practice with some new games! Enjoy!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Have you told your parents about Edmodo?

Edmodo Parent Presentation
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We will be using Edmodo to connect with other classrooms around the world while we are working our our Flat Classrooms Project.  The students are really enjoying the opportunity to connect with others! I am hoping to use the Edmodo parent connection in the future.  

Monday, March 21, 2011

Virtual Learning

We are preparing for our Mystery Skype!  Students have been very busy researching clues about our state.  They will be sharing them with a class from an unknown location. Will they guess where we are from?  We will also have to solve their clues about where they live!  We are very excited!
We are researching!

We are creating!

We are collaborating!
 We are now looking forward to sharing and connecting!  

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Henry Ford

This Tuesday we will be going to the Henry Ford Museum!  Can you tell me why the museum is named after Henry Ford?  What facts can you tell me about Henry Ford?  Take a look at this link for more information!Henry Ford Biography and Activities

All About The Henry Ford

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blog with students – Visit these Weeks 3/4

Congratulations! Our class blogs have been mentioned in the new bloggers section of this post by Miss W. for the Teacher Challenge! Keep up the great work!
Blog with students – Visit these Weeks 3/4: "

More blog posts to read relating to blogging with student activities. As many of the activities relate to actually doing something with a class blog, there have not been as many reflective type posts.

Creating and using class and student blogs

Kathleen, Janelle, Malyn, Anne,


Google docs – Mrs Krebs, Widgets and bling – Penny,

New bloggers

Drawn to Art, Ms Z, Ellen and students, Charles, Mrs Powell and students, Deb and her students, Mike, Heather and her students, Ben and PE, Miss Goodey and students, Ale – student of Ellen,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thank you Mr. Richard Newsome!

Thank you Mr. Newsome for  sharing, your book, the writing process, as well as a the opportunity to see the sunrise in Australia!  It was such a memorable event for our class!  We are so grateful for your participation in World Read Aloud Day with us!  Cheers!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thank you Pirate Bill!

Thank you so much for sharing World Read Aloud Day with our class Mr. Boyd!  We were all  mesmerized by your storytelling! 

World Read Aloud Day

Thank you Mr. Boyd and Mr. Newsome for such a memorable day for our students!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kid Blog Success!

Congratulations!  After just starting our Kid blogs this week, we have received 138 comments from our classmates and teachers throughout the world!  It is so wonderful to read such positive comments!  You are doing an excellent job!  Please remember to return the favor by visiting our new friends' kid blogs and comment on them!  You can find a list on  my "Please Welcome Our New Friends" post.   Please also encourage your parents to visit and comment! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Valentine's Party Photo Show!

Create your own video slideshow at

Are You Ready To Solve a Mystery?


I have been very impressed with your detective skills!  You will mike fine sleuths over the next few weeks!  Want a little extra practice solving a mystery or two?  Take a look at these sites!

Welcome to our place to explore, learn, connect and create!