Earth Day 2013

In celebration of Earth Day this past April 22nd, we made our third annual Paperless Earth Day books. You can see our past Earth Day books by clicking here (Earth Day 2011) and here (Earth Day 2012) . We used KidPix4 and TuxPaint to illustrate our ideas. Take a peek at some ways we take care of the Earth.

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These books are also embedded on our eBook page. You can click on this link or find eBooks in the menu bar above.

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Our classes also enjoyed playing Michael, Michael Go Recycle!

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…and reading an Earth Day book on Starfall.

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What did you think of our Paperless Books?

Can you share other ways that we can take care of the Earth?

How did your class celebrate Earth Day?

 

Christmas Fun

Well, you may have noticed that something looks different around here. Last week, the Techie Kids visited our blog buddies, Mr. Avery and Mrs. Watson’s, class blogs. They were super excited when they saw the Christmas decorations and immediately started asking if we could decorate too. Of course, they didn’t have to ask me twice! If you’d like to add some fun to your website, visit blogamation.com and take a peek at some of their cool animations.

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I thought I’d share our Sqworl with some fun websites for you to try out this month. Can you share any of your favorites with us? We’d love to add them to our collection!

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With so many pictures being taken at this time of year, we wanted to share some of our favorite Photo Editing websites with you. We’ll be exploring these in class this week.

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Don’t forget about having fun with Wordle too!

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Just as an update, our 5th graders are working on their first-ever glog’s through EduGlogster. The Kindergarteners are planning and practicing for their first-ever video. Stay tuned to see how they turn out…

 

 

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Do any of you have tips to share about making a glog?
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Can you tell us about a favorite Christmas or photo editing website we should try?
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Please share your favorite Christmas activity, tradition, or story with us.

Thanksgiving

Scholastic has some amazing resources for classrooms throughout the year. I always love to share with my students some of the special information they make available at Thanksgiving. Please explore these links. They will help paint a vivid picture of our nation’s first Thanksgiving gathering.
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Virtual Field Trips

 

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Historical Fiction Letters from Pilgrim and Wampanoag Children

 

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Voyage on the Mayflower Tour

 

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The Thanksgiving Feast Slideshow

 

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Pilgrims Were Thankful! Clifford the Big Red Dog Digital Issue

 

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Listen and Read: Pilgrim Village

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!
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Can you share some of your family’s traditions?
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Please tell us a story about your favorite Thanksgiving memories.
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What are you thankful for?

After Halloween Fun

 

Do you collect so much Halloween candy that you still have leftovers at Easter? If so, here is a great way to put that extra candy to good use! The U.S. Military currently has hard working men and women stationed overseas. They would greatly appreciate a sweet snack. Starting today through next Monday, November 7th, our students and families can donate their extra Halloween candy (or any candy), and it will be sent overseas to our troops.

Not only is this a nice thing to do for our troops, but it will also get our students thinking about healthy choices. It is a healthy choice to only eat candy in moderation, and many of us get much more candy than can be eaten in moderation. So this is a great opportunity to share and focus on our health.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and thank you for thinking about healthy eating choices.

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Here is a little peek at what we’ve been up to this week.

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 We built our Wild Selves…

 

…and had some costume fun on Friday’s Spirit Day!

 

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What are some of your Halloween traditions?
Have you ever donated something before?
How do you feel about healthy eating choices?

Christmas Fun

Well, it’s finally here. It’s time for our Christmas vacation! While you are all enjoying your break from school, I thought I’d share some fun things for you to try in between visiting with your family and friends and playing in the snow.

Take a look. A couple of elves stopped by to spread some cheer. Some of them look very familiar…

 

 

 

 

 

Create Your Own Snowflake

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Build Your Own Snowman

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Decorate a Gingerbread House

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Decorate a Christmas Tree

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Disco Dancing Santa

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The Elves’ Game Chest

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Some of the Techie Kids had fun with photo editing and they would like to share with you. We hope you enjoy our Christmas card to you.

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Do you have any special traditions or stories that you’d like to share?

 

What are you doing during your vacation?

 

What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?