Sunday, May 29, 2011

Creativity Class

Please vote for your favorite picture and comment on why it is your favorite.

#1 Playing piano

#2 Swirls of Light

#3 Gems of Light

#4 Piano

#5 Whirls

#6 Creative Flare


#8 Running in Light


#10 Trumpet


#12 Stable scene

Friday, May 27, 2011

Problems of the Day Revealed

Congratulations to Tim M. for correctly answering the problems of the day.

           What letter comes next?

               1.  D, R, M, F, S, L (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la)

               2.  J, F, M, A, M, J (January, February, March, April, May, June)

               3. What is a four letter animal that cannot be rhymed? wolf

          Unscramble the following.

              4.  SPJMU - jumps

              5.  GWNOR - wrong

         Can you figure out which pro football team each clue refers to?

             6.  Seven squared - 49ers

             7.  747s - Jets

             8.  Dollar for corn? - Buccaneers (Buck-an-ear)

             9.  Credit card users? Chargers

            10.  Suitcase stuffers? Packers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Problems Of The Day

Try to answer these questions/puzzles correctly.  The answers will be announced tomorrow.

           What letter comes next?

               1.  D, R, M, F, S, ______

               2.  J, F, M, A, M, ______

               3. What is a four letter animal that cannot be rhymed?

          Unscramble the following.

              4.  SPJMU

              5.  GWNOR

         Can you figure out which pro football team each clue refers to?

             6.  Seven squared

             7.  747s

             8.  Dollar for corn?

             9.  Credit card users?

            10.  Suitcase stuffers?

                  Check back tomorrow for the correct answers.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


While in science, we were learning about the video cameras.  Lots of film cameras shoot in 24frames per second meaning that there are 24 separate pictures taken for each second of video.  The children made animations by drawing 10 pictures, and when the pictures are flipped through quickly, the result is a little animation.

A few pictures from today.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You Won't Want To Miss This...

The Sail of King Gale
         Aboard the Sea Hog, King Hale, who ruled over Narnia, was getting ready for a sail. His destination was the Lone Islands. While loading up provisions, James Carpenter informed the king that there was a green dragon, with teeth like Ginsu knives named Z-bo holding the people captive. Sadly, James added that he ate three quarters of the people and their best chance would be assassinate the malevolent dragon while he was napping. So the king counted out his one hundred and fifty most trusted men, because of the warning James had given him. They set sail the next morning.
There was no wind that day, nor the next, nor the day after that so their going was slow. Going was worse the next day because a thick, heavy fog came in that allowed them to see no more than five feet in front of them. Three days later while they sailed it hailed and they ran into some pirates, who were lying in wait for a mate. Suddenly pirates attacked! Swarms of pirates came onto the deck and there was a fierce and bloody battle on board that included many a red sword. King Hale slashed his sword on all sides, defeated many pirates, and yelled so loud he created a gale in which the pirates decided to bail. The Narnians defeated the pirates on deck and on board it looked like a train wreck. That’s how King Hale became King Gale but that’s not the end of his very long sail. Within a fortnight they ran into a fright, all the Lone Islands were alight. It was the flames that Z-bo had made but they found a survivor in a cave. The survivor told them ‘bout Z-bo the beast, who howled and yelled and gnashed his teeth. King Gale of course was a courageous man who devised a very ingenious plan. He stole inside the dragon’s cave, because of his friends he wanted to save. He crept along the costly bed ‘til he reached the dragons head. The dragon changed his snoring note while King Gale had a lump in his throat. King Gale drew out his shiny sword and killed the dragon on his hoard.
         King Gale liberated the Lone Islands, loaded more provisions, and set sail within a fortnight. Repaired, the ship, which was called the Sea Hog, swiftly glided away from the Lone Islands. They had many hardships and adventures on the way back but they made it to Narnia. All the chaps that dwelled at Cair Paravel welcomed the King and his crew with open arms.  Merrily they held a feast. At the feast King Gale (although most of the Narnians still called him King Hale) told every fellow there about his adventures. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011


On Thursday, the grade school went to the zoo.  We saw tigers, elephants, monkeys, and many more animals.  The children were thrilled.  Of course, what is the zoo without ice cream, cotton candy, and carousel rides?  I think the children most enjoyed the carousel.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Today is my birthday.  I am so thankful to be placed with my class.  I can't believe that it has been three years.  Time sure does fly!  Today, I looked back at some pictures taken from when I first started teaching them.  Wow! I am privileged to be their teacher and love being with them each day.

I don't have a class picture from this year.  (I wonder who has a camera? ;-D) But below are some pictures of things we have done this year.  I try to get a good picture soon.

A card from my girls & bookmark from AnnMarie
All my girls :-)

Playing tennis with Robyn
After eating at the park, we returned to my house for a fire
Flowers from Nate, Louise, & Eloise.  Thank you!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011