Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Party!!

Our classroom Christmas Party will be on Tuesday Dec. 21st @ 2:00!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I am asking that all parents send a recipe for their child's favorite cookie to school. You can email it to or send it with you child!


Monday, November 29, 2010

Readers Theater

Parents - Don't forget we are doing our fall readers theater tomorrow (Nov. 30th) at 10:40.  All families are invited to join us!  We are super excited to show what we have been working!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

These kids are working hard!!

The kids and I have had a wonderful month of learning in here.  I learned about a new program to make avatars, which makes a cartoon like picture of you.  So everyone got to make an avatar of themselves.  Then we took those avatars and loaded them into comic life and gave them a voice bubble to write what they are thankful for.  They look so great!  Then we took the comic life avatars and loaded them into voice threads.  Now we are adding our own voices to them to post to the blog.  If everyone is here tomorrow they will be up by the end of the day!  But today is what I am most proud of.  The students typed their own stories on the computers!!!  Yesterday each kid wrote about how they would cook a turkey (so funny to read) and today they started typing them onto the computers.  It is so amazing to watch such young kids working on the computers!  I'm so excited to think of new projects for us to work on this year!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade and day of fun was a great one.  Here is a picture of our class right after the fun of walking through and halls to see all our families and friends.  What a great looking group of kids!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!!

To all of you who came to the book fair and bought books for your kids at home or for us to read at school--THANK YOU SO MUCH!  On Tuesday the PTO brought me a BIG stack of books that were either donated to our classroom our bought by PTO with the proceeds from the book fair.  I love books and hope to share that with all the kids that come through my classroom this year and for years to come.  Union Valley is really a great place to be!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Crystal is HERE!!

Today (Sunday) I went to school to check on Crystal and she is out of her chrysalis!!  I am so excited to show her to the kids tomorrow and then let her out on the playground.  We are so lucky to have such wonderful people who made this wonder project possible!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Spike the Spider

Our spider friend Spike is an escape artist and got out of his home 3 time this morning alone!  So unfortunately we had to say good-bye to him today.  We released him on the playground this morning.  We will go look for him or some of his friends and the wonderful webs that they make next week.  Maybe we will see him while we are on the playground...the kids sure are looking for him. If anyone knows of a better way to keep spiders in the classroom I would love to hear it!  We really did enjoy having him as a pet!

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Friends!!

We have 2 new friends in our classroom that we are very excited about.  We have Crystal the caterpillar, he is in a cocoon right now.  We also have a orb web spider, named Spike, who is hiding in a corner of his new home.  We hope that soon we will see some changes from them!  Today we made a hypothesis about what the caterpillar will look like when he comes out as a butterfly and what kind of web our spider will make.   Come back soon for updates about our friends!  By the way the kids names these friends all by themselves...aren't they great names!?!?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome to our class BLOG!!

We are so glad that you are here!  Check back here often for updates, exciting news from our class, pictures, videos and much much more!

Mrs. Gray & Class