Thursday, December 22, 2011

Logo Winners!

The winners are...

Tim Michaelis for

Ruby Waters for

Honorable Mention...Robyn

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Logo Contest

Olivia came to the class on Monday and was teaching graphic design by creating logos.  We are having a contest due this Wednesday for which of the girls can create a nice design for Kathy's Cupcakes.  The boys are designing a logo for Bob's Tackle Shop.

Here are some ideas.

Make sure to email your logos (in jpeg or pdf form) to Olivia by Wednesday at 5:00.

The Good Samaritan: Playmobil

This is a video made by the third graders about the good samaritan.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Math: Personal Goals

Each of the students has a personal goal in math this week. Before Friday, they are trying to complete the following lessons:

Juanita: 8.3.4
Ruby: Test 6
Jesse: 8.1.3
Rose: 8.2.1
Tim M: 9.2.1
Joe: 9.1.3
Leanne: Test 8
Tim K: 8.1.4
Clark: Test 9
Beth: Test 6
Davis: Test 7
Anna: 6.1.5
Michael: 6.1.5
Robyn: Test 6

Playmobil Animation

The 3rd graders made this video on Friday and completed it today.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Science Presentations

Ruby did a great presentation on caves.  She showed us this neat virtual tour of the Oregon Caves.


Thursday, December 15, 2011


We are just beginning to learn about animation.  The boys in the class made this simple animation on the water cycle.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Many Projects...

This video was made by Tim M. tonight.  Great job!

Cracking our geodes!


Discovering what they look like under the microscope.

Learning stop animation.

Beginning of play dough set for water cycle animation.

Editing a video.

Working on our music video.

Working on science PowerPoints.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Geology Presentations

We will be making presentations on the following geological topics:

Tim K Hurricanes
Tim M Tornadoes
Davis Earthquakes
Michael Rock Cycle
Clark Water Cycle
Jesse Volcano
Beth Landforms
Leanne Minerals
Joe Glaciers
Robyn Mount St. Helens
Ruby Caves
Juanita Lightning
Anna Soil/Earth's Structure
Rose Weathering

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


We had a wonderful feast yesterday.  Some of the 6th & 7th graders brought in songs and poems to read about Thanksgiving.  

The Pilgrims Came
(Author Unknown)

The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it's very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving day.

We tell their story, old and true
Of how they sailed across the blue,
And found a new land to be free
And built their homes quite near the sea.

Every child knows well the tale
Of how they bravely turned the sail
And journeyed many a day and night,
To worship God as they thought right.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Science Presentations

Excellent job on your science presentations.  Everyone is improving!

We've been studying the solar system.  All the students picked out a topic on the planets, moon, asteroids... and made a PowerPoint on them.

The following presentations were presented very well, and the slides were excellently laid out.

*You may notice that there are few facts on the slides, this is because the students had papers of their facts so that they wouldn't be reading off the screen.
**Also, to be able to post these I had to make them a movie.  You may click pause at any time to allow more time to view the slides. 

by Joe

by Tim M

by Michael

by Juanita

Monday, November 14, 2011

Video Contest!

Educational Video Contest!  
There will be prizes for those who bring in inspiring educational videos.

Send them to Miss Williams by Friday!  

Here are some topics for the current video contest.  (Don't be limited by these topics)

  • Storyboarding
  • Shot Types
  • Nativity Story
  • Planets
  • Comets
  • Celestial Bodies (Stars, asteroids...)
  • Adding and Subtracting with Fractions
  • Improper Fractions
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Factors
  • Divisibility
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Public Speaking
  • Four Square

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Star Gazing

Our class went star gazing tonight.  It was neat to see the full moon and Jupiter with three of its moons.

Viewing the star apps with Mr. Waters
Looking for Jupiter
Looking at the moon

Of course, we can't be without s'mores