Well, Winter Break was very relaxing and fun. However, I realized that too many people focus on what they got for the Holidays and not enough on what they gave. So in an effort to change that, I am wondering what you all gave? I gave flowers. I know that my aunt loves flowers and […]
It was an amazing time. I met so many wonderful educators and learned so much. I know people say, “I learned a lot,” but I really did. So much, that my head is still spinning. I can’t wait to show my students some of the cool things. In addition, I was able to meet our […]
Well, today I (Ms. N.) leave for Google Teacher Academy in Mountain View, CA. I will be one of 50 teachers that gets some really great, yet intense, training. I am very excited to go and am finding it hard to concentrate this morning. I will be tweeting throughout the next 2 days. You can […]
Halloween is celebrated by many in the United States. However, there are many people who do not celebrate Halloween. In this essay, we will talk about the reasons why people do and do not celebrate Halloween. Some people like to celebrate Halloween for many reasons. Children like to go Trick-or-Treating. This is where children wear […]
Today while working on our Google Apps (Gmail), the students discovered (Kristalyn to be specific) they could have a group chat. So using our Google Chromebooks we had a giant group chat. This then turned into a vocabulary game. I joined in the discussion and began asking them questions. What a great impromptu learning opportunity!
We have been working with idioms this week. Each student took an idiom of their choice, illustrated it, and told its actual meaning. To do this we used Drawings in our Google features. Here is a great example by Dennis.
We have had our Chromebooks – a class set — for a little over a week now! It has been very exciting. The students are becoming proficient in Docs and Drawings. Today we were using Drawings to illustrate some of our favorite idioms. Here is an example: As you can see, they are having a […]
It has been an exciting day! Today, some students began their very own blogs. They have some amazing ideas. There will be blogs about music, sports, and legos. Other students will be talking about subjects in school, and other areas of interest. They are interested in communicating with students and teachers from around the world. […]
As many of you know, I (Ms. N.) dream of owning my own beach house. I dream of one day owning a beautiful home on the beach to relax and enjoy the view. This is one thing that makes me happy — although, I would be happier if I owned it now! What is something […]
Alright, we have been talking about the 4 types of sentences. Ms. DeVera and I are looking for great examples. So here’s your mission: Write a complete sentence (we’re looking for proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar). Tell us the type(s) of sentence(s) you wrote. Please remember to use 5th grade vocabulary! Here is a quick […]