It is an untold story because well, I haven't posted about classroom happenings for a while. Of course there is always that untold stories should remain untold. There is that. Oops. Well, you're in it now, but feel free to turn back at the happy toast dudes. Really. I won't be offended. Now, okay, so here is another confession. It is not all about school. I may or may not have gotten sidetracked when telling my tale. Sorry about that. Well, okay, you go ahead and read. I am going to stop talking now...
Chapter 1: People
|This was a science project a few weeks back- Simple Machine Rube Goldberg Machines. Some of the designs had a lot of thought, design, worked, and were sturdy.|
Chapter 2: Plants (or another title- What-in-the-world is Spring doing?)
|My Kalamancho plant that I don't water all summer break, but it always comes back. I got this at a teacher's luncheon oh, 5 years ago? I get cuttings and propagate them for my porch at home too.|
Chapter 3: Oh, the places we go (AKA- my classroom. And Roanoke. And Jamestown).
|Just laugh, don't ask. Got it at Goodwill on the perfect day for such a book. Leave it at that... ;)|
|Here's my desk... Same.|
|I don't have this bulletin board the way I want it. The students have to earn money and purchase ships, supplies, crew, and convince settlers to live in their settlements. I think that I showed you their pizza box islands/colonies in a past post.|
Hmmmmm, can you guess our topic? One of my favorite time periods to teach!
This is their pay. Gold coins and peals. Gold coins for doing their jobs. Pearls are on hand for fines. You can trade them for coins at the end of the weak. Money is needed for your journey. The goblet, a Goodwill find, is the "kitty" for the fines. Trying to figure a way to use that. The students are broken up into classes- Upper, Middle, and Lower. They receive more money and rights according to class. Some students really like this. Some hate it. Wonder who?
This book, Blood on the River, is a great book for students to get a feel for the settling of Jamestown from start to finish through the eyes of a boy their age. It is also wonderful to watch the changes in the main character through his ordeals. Love it! The chains are a project to make connections between different events from Roanoke to Plymouth!
|Finding awesome books at Goodwill! I am buying multiple copies because the kids started up (on their own, no prompting from me) their own book clubs. Oprah would be proud!|
I think someone else has been hitting the Keurig...
|Murphy says, "Hey!"|
|Tried to block my drive to school, then yelled at me, and gave me the stink eye. What turkeys...|
Old Lady Morgan) suggested others. Please pray for Marie as she has a lot going on in her life right now, as you know from following her blog. Bailey and Charlie requested a magazine about dogs and personal grooming. Does it have bad breath tips too? All for that...
|We are such pals. Unless food is around. Then, well, they asked me not to share... I will honor their wishes.|
Well, that's all folks! Thanks for stopping by my house and classroom. Charlie said he would like to do another house tour, but his schedule is booked. He said you can just look at the other one for now. He may be back later this Spring if his schedule opens up. Chasing rabbits and robins just is consuming his time right now.