Friday, November 4, 2011

Started my introduction to a wonderful novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry this week. My students were REALLY into it. :) Weeks like this make my heart sing!

Here is a video I used to get students in the mind set:

Friday, October 21, 2011

We have started our study of Edgar Allan Poe! Students are creating a Playbill about Poe and a story they become "the expert" on. Then they are creating movie posters and a book trailer for that story. SO exciting! Here is what has been done so far!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We have been studying poetry the last few's been really fun!

A classroom favorite has always been "The Highwayman" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee". I was lucky enough to find this video of the latter on youtube:

Students have also begun their eportfolios. It is great to see my students SO excited about their page and writing! So far so good!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

As a class, we were working on making our writing more descriptive. So, today we used our five senses to describe different things.

We started with dividing our paper into four (for each sense with one on the back) and then began! Please check out our videos below!

Then of course, I had to have some fun....and this was caught on tape:

Have a great day! :)
Room D4 was adopted yesterday!! Whoo hoo!! The lovely Nielsen's donated $50 for supplies for our class!!


We are so lucky!!

We could use all the help we can get! Click below!

Adopt Room D4!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Is excited to see what my students come up with for their "Rikki Tikki Tavi" project! They are creating a new story, but in the snakes point of view! Yes...Rikki is the bad guy!!

bawhahahhahahaha! :)

But for now, enjoy this clip!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hey Duck Pond (Jepson's class, duh!)!!!

Remember when I made PB&J sandwiches using YOUR writing samples!??! Yep...I do too....I think I am still sticky from it ;)

Anyway, check out the pictures from that day!! Our class webpage has been updated! Check it out!

Duck Pond Webpage


There is a new poll on the webpage! Get your voice heard!!

Enjoy :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Jepson News! September Edition!
September 12, 2011

The adventure has begun! I have invited my students to be a "friend" of my blog and online portfolio. It is pretty exciting. They seem to like the layout and are excited about creating their own page and editing it to make it "their own". I am excited to see what they come up with.

The only trouble we are facing is that our school isn't a Google School. So students have to create their own gmail accounts....that has been a little road block, but most seem to figure it out :)

This week in class, I hope to show students how to create a blog on Blogger as well as setting the preferences to private...

Whooo!! Exciting!

Friday, September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011

I begin this blog about my lovely 2011-2012 class. We are on an adventure together this year. We are trying out Google Docs and other apps to create our "electronic portfolios". They know I have never done this, but we are in it together! I am creating this blog to share with my students, parents, colleagues, etc to capture this adventure.

So, here we go!