Thursday, May 21, 2015


As we closed out the year, there were many acts of kindness and I appreciate each one. The cards, the gifts, and the thoughtful emails were an encouragement. I treasure each one. 
Even though these students would have grown without my help, it has been a privilege  to work with them day by day and see them progress in their learning. We have laughed, studied, played, and developed supportive relationships. This group of students is very special and I want you to know I loved being their teacher. 
A BIG thanks to YOU - - parents!  I appreciate your support this year. I am so grateful to work with parents who are involved in their child's education and our school. Enjoy your summer. May you linger over meals, enjoy new routines, and take time to play in the sun! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

S'More to Learn

Students ended the school year with a S'more party. It was a fun way to celebrate a successful school year. With the whole summer stretching before them, I wanted to remind students that just because it's summer, learning doesn't stop. There is S'more to learn!
Students were asked to reflect on what they accomplished during the school year and make plans to continue learning through the summer months. They  crafted a paper S'more  to hang on the fridge as a reminder to weave in math and literacy reinforcers during the summer.  

Room 100's top vote-getters :   
2.  Storybird 
3.  IXL
4.  Powtoon 
 * Remember boldcolored font is a link to take you to the site. 
And since this party needed a celebratory treat, S'more Pops and S'More Brownies added to the fun.

The entertainment for our year-end party was the Minute-to-Win-It game, Marshmallow Toss.  Players had one minute to throw as many marshmallows as possible to a partner who must catch them in the paper bag campfire. The team with the most marshmallows after one minute wins. 

 Congratulations to the 2015 champions, Nick and Taelin.  They crushed it!

And congratulations to Room 100 's fifth graders as they head out the door and begin S'more summer fun. I was fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children this past year.  They touched my life in very positive and rewarding ways.  
Have a wonderful summer break! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dem Bones

Bones to Pick:  Students are getting to know humans inside and out with this science unit on the human skeleton.  They have assembled a skeleton to help them learn the names of the major bones. Only a few bones though: the human body is home to 209 major bones!

Here are the bones for this unit of study:

No bones about it - - Mrs. Pieper, our science teacher, has students engaged!