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Archive for November 2006


November 30, 2006

Now that we have completed Traders in Time your assignment is to write a letter from Nick. Role: Nick Audience: Your parents Format: Letter Topic: Going back in time Strong verb: Explain You are Nick from the book Traders in Time. Write a letter to your parents explaining in detail your trip back in time […]

Back to it!

November 28, 2006

Here we are all rested from our Thanksgiving break and ready to learn, learn, learn!  What is your favorite subject this year and why?  What have you learned in fourth grade that really interests you?  Post a comment!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2006

Hello to my class and their families! We are enjoying some family time in Kenmore and Dunkirk, New York, with our daughters and families. This is the first year that we will not be with our youngest daughter, Katie, because she is moving from Houston to Seattle this weekend. As I write this, I am […]

Thanksgiving Twists

November 20, 2006

We have talked about all the things we are thankful for, but now we are going to think about this differently. In class we discussed the fact that sometimes we complain about things, but we can be thankful for those things too. For example, Jordan came up with these 3 Thanksgiving Twists: I am thankful […]

“Turkeys with Dressing”

November 15, 2006

All of the fourth graders did a terrific job dressing their turkeys for display in the hallway. Our turkeys will also be part of the decorations for the Thanksgiving dinner on Friday. Writing descriptively, can you post a comment about your turkey? If your turkey was in a fashion show, how would you describe what […]

Preserve the Fruit Belt…..our field trip

November 13, 2006

On Friday all of Clarke’s 4th graders boarded a bus and headed for The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center (formally The Heritage Center.) We toured the exhibit “World’s Largest: The Benton Harbor Fruit Market and Southwest Michgan’s Fruit Belt” which presents the history of the fruit industry in Southwest Michgan. We also listened to a […]

A Science activity to try!

November 9, 2006

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits Here is a really great site that introduces electric circuits and then tests your knowledge. Try out the activities and see if you can get a top score and get a certificate. This site is an excellent way to review for our science test next week! Let everyone know […]

Introducing blogging to the class…

November 8, 2006

Today in the computer lab I showed the Room 119 Reflections blog to the class. A number of kids responded with comments. We found out you have to have an email address to respond. Some of the students used their parents email address. I even got a response from a fifth grader! Thanks, Grant!

Welcome to our new student!

November 7, 2006

Sarah H. joined our class today! She previously attended Lincoln School, and we welcome her as our 22nd student!

Sunday Night

November 6, 2006

Here I am blogging on a Sunday night! I have actually started a blog for my classroom, and I’m beginning to see some of the possible ways it may be useful to me and my students and their parents. An update of classroom activities, a list of homework assignments and spelling words all come to […]