Monday, January 30, 2012

Biography Project

Read a biography...write a poem...make a timeline...present, as that person, why he/she was famous...


Here is a page that lists my other book projects.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Thank you pinterest..or was it another blogger...BUT this was a fun activity.  My fourth graders had a fun time showing their 2nd grade PBS buddies how to cut out hearts.  Then we decorated the hearts and added a goal of how we could to be better...BE - a listener; BE-helpful;  BE- a hand raiser, etc.  I liked the way it turned out :)

We had a yummy time eating conversation hearts while we worked!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


My school participates in a program called PBS (positive behavior solutions).  We have buddies with another class to review procedures, etc.  This week we'll be reading a story about George Washington and talking about the trait of honesty. 

Are there other schools in this program?  What projects do you do?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Social Studies for 5th

My core group of students are 4th graders...but I switch classes with the 5th grade teacher...she teaches science to my 4th graders and I teach social studies to her 5th graders.  THUS today's post.  I'm beginning the section of American history I like best...the American Revolution.  The next few weeks we'll be talking about the 13 original colonies and what caused our country to rebel against the British.  One resource I use is from reading A-Z.  This company has a lot of nonfiction stories I really like. 

So for the next few weeks...GO COLONISTS!!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Does anyone out there use dropbox?  I like it, but I also use google for storage.  Here's the big question.  Has anyone upgraded to the pro package? 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Printing Dilemma

Here's the school won't let us print from the computer lab.  I guess it's their way of saving $$ on ink. BUT when I have projects that I need to review and do I do that?

 Students post their projects here...and it lets their parents see what others are doing.

Thank you    I love you!

How do others deal with this...or do your administrators let you print when and where ever?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Today in technology my students went into Kerpoof and drew.  They saved their drawings and then posted it on so everyone could see.  Lots more talent out there than you realize.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I may not have a project lurking in the near future...but we have the state writing assessment at the end of the month...and then in March it's state assessments!  Panic is setting in!

Apple Users...It's Nice to Know

I've been a Mac user, for what seems like forever.  I tried a pc (it was the only laptop that was wireless at the time), a netbook, but 98% of my computer purchases have been Apples...I have two-but who's counting-months until I get an iphone ( I've been a Blackberry user since it was one of the first phones with browser capabilities and my cell provider didn't carry iphones).

OK..enough of the gibberish.  Here are a few keyboard shortcuts for all Apple users...I can never remember how to make the cents sign!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Movies of Your Classes

Where do you host movies you've taken of your class.  I tried putting a video on my classroom blog and it was blocked since blogger must store movies that are posted on a blog at youtube. 

Does anyone use iweb?  How much space will I have?  I have 4 videos at this time to publish...but hope to have at least that many by the end of the year. I think I've posted these before but here are two...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Ready to get back to work...Monday is my last day at home...workday on on Wednesday.