Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blog entry by email!!!

Check out this quick way to make a post!! I can email it to the blog! Don't you just love technology!
***Any time, any place, learn!*** ;)

A great end to 2010...looking forward to 2011

This fabulous photo was taken by one of my students! A brand new camera for the room- we just HAD to try it out!! Can you say fabulous?!?!?! I'm pretty sure I rocked out the stylin' pose! Just ask me! ;)
The wonderful choir performance by the fearless Mrs. Harrison and her 4th and 5th graders was high energy entertainment! The kids did a really great job. The after school pizza party and practice and high energy too!! ;)
The fourth graders were lucky enough to hear Mrs. Thurston's dad, Dave Gray come in with his guitar to sing some carols. It was a real treat. He even took requests from the audience! It really helped set the mood for the holiday season.
As you can see, these eager beavers are ready for the next semester and year. So, kiddos (and parents!), rest up over break, enjoy your vacation and be ready to GET BUSY WORKING for 2011!
***Any time, any place, learn!*** ;)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just How Do Inventions Help People?

My cousin, Toby, stopped by Room 18 to talk about the many inventions that have helped facilitate his life. His dwarfism may have made him look a little different, but as one student wrote, "This let me know that little people can do everything regular people do." Well said! I might be a little biased, but he does almost everything, plus a whole lot more! (I can't help it- we are related!!
His cart and lift keep him cruising around to do his business work, meet friend, and run errands. He can part that thing anywhere- and he's pretty good at driving it! Way better than I am.
Remote controls, hydraulics, simple machines, and computers are all at work on his specially equipped SUV. He said it takes about a year for the Indianapolis business to take the measurements, make the changes, and schedule the fittings to make sure it fits him just right.
The canes you see hanging from the cart handle were hand made by Toby's grandfather. He can walk without them, but the help with balance and fatigue.
If you see Toby out and about, don't hesitate to go up and say hello. He may seem shy, but let's remember, he is related to me, so, do you think he likes to talk?! ;) Room 18 would like to say thanks to Toby for coming by to visit!!
P.S. Yes, his brother IS Two Foot Fred.

***Any time, any place, learn!*** ;)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Spell Bowl!!

2010 Spell Bowl!!
The fantastic M. R. Brown Spell Bowl team traveld to Bedford on the 18th to compete with 22 other teams.
Our goal was to learn some new words, work as a team, and have fun. I am proud to say our goals were met!!!
Congratulations, everyone, and WAY TO GO!!!

Look at this fabulous bunch of kiddos!!!

Sent from my iPhone
Room 18 is groovy!!!!!! ;)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Science Fair extravaganza!!!

This just in!!! Brown Elementary School had its first annual Science Fair and things were really happening!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Keeping Busy

We have nearly completed our Science Fair Projects and can't wait to share them with everyone. The kids put a lot of thought and effort into these and can't wait for the Fair. We hope to see you there on Tuesday, Nov. 16th!

T.C. Steele Trip
The kids loved visiting the homestead of artist T.C. Steele. A big thanks to Mrs. Wehmiller, who always coordinates a fantastic trip. We toured his "House of the Singing Winds," his studio and the grounds. Our lunch outside in the crisp fall air was super fabulous! A great time was had by all.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Our Student Teacher, Miss K!!

We loved having Miss K the last 8 weeks!!! She really help us start the year out right. Her sense of humor really kept us on our toes. We will miss her!!
As you can see, she didn't mind getting her hands dirty a bit for this cool craft!

***Any time, any place, learn!*** ;)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shopping spree!

The Math kids in my room were in for a treat today! Mrs. C, a parent of one of the students, set up a store and let the kids go on a shopping spree. They loved it! They had to count their money bags and take turns purchasing items and checking their partners.
Boy, these kiddos sure get serious about counting money! Mrs. Boggs is sure to check things out. I wonder if she found any bargains!
Thanks to Mrs. C. for her fabulous efforts!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 is off to a super great start!!!

Our schedule is set and the students of Room 18 are ready to roll! Our plant and seed unit was a grand success and the extreme animal study resulted in some fascinating facts. (Did you know a blue whale's tongue weighs as much as an elephant?!)
We will tackle Social Studies next,and discuss different types of maps.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Summer is coming!

As the days of school wind down and you think about summer, consider checking out this summer reading list to keep your reading skills sharp. Reading just 10-20 minutes a day can make sure you don't fall behind and even improve your reading level!

Friday, April 30, 2010

ISTEP is finished!!!

Celebrate and have a great weekend! We have completed our ISTEP testing!! Woohoo!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ISTEP is next week!

Get ready guys and gals! ISTEP testing will be next week. Get lots of sleep, eat well, and have a good attitude. Visit this cool website, Professor Garfield, to get in some practice for test.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Our class is ready for another field trip on Thursday to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Check out this glog for a preview and some fun facts!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What an AWESOME field trip!!

Check out this slideshow about our field trip and then take the quiz below!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Our visit to the IN state house!!!

From Student Scoop Reporter Maiya:
On Friday, my class went on a field trip to the State House in Indianapolis.
It was a lot of fun I really enjoyed every minute of it. I learned that it takes a lot of work to make a new law. I also learned that the governor has to agree. He can sign it or he can wait a week. I also learned that in the old days men and women had to cover their legs. So a man decided to write the constitution outside under a tree. Oh, that tree was famous. Until one day they had to tear the tree down. A school teacher asked if she could have the tree. So the people that were cutting it down gave it to her. She kept it in her garage. About five years ago the State House sent a man to get the tree out of that lady's garage. They did and they brought it back to the state house. Today it is used as a case to hold the constitution. I learned a lot on this trip about government. It helped me a lot because when I grow up I want to be a lawyer

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010


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