Monday, October 31, 2016

Look who visited Mrs. Graper today!

Muahahahahahaha! It's Mr. Bones! Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Our classroom mascots have arrived!

Meet Salt & Pepper! 

*not to be confused with:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Yo-ho, yo-ho a pirate's life for me!

Here's how they made mummies 2,500 years ago:

TOP: Scene of embalming, papyrus, reconstruction of a fresco from the Theban tomb of Sennedjem, original dating from the 19th dynasty of ancient Egypt. Istituto Del Papiro, Cairo, Egypt. BELOW: Egyptian animal mummies in the British Museum, courtesy of Wikipedia. DeAgostini/Getty Images

Making a Mummy

A Death

After an important man would die, the family put mud on their heads and faces. They walked through the city. They would all hit their chests. This showed the family was sad. Then the dead person was taken to be embalmed. To be embalmed means to make the body stay together longer.

Ways To Make A Mummy

All living things break down after they die. An embalmer in Egypt was like a doctor. Their job was to take care of the body. First, the insides of the body were taken out. They filled the body with plants that smelled good. It was put in salt for 70 days. This made it last longer. Then, the body was wrapped with pieces of cloth. Next, the family took the mummy home. They put the mummy in a box that was shaped like a man. It was put in a room for the dead.

Some Animals Were Mummies, Too

Some animals were made to be mummies. Cats that died were taken to a special city. They were made into mummies. Then they were buried. Mummy dogs were buried where they lived. Mummy bears and wolves were buried where they were found.
Some Egyptians thought crocodiles were special animals. They would pick out one special crocodile. They put jewelry on it. They fed it. The crocodile was embalmed and buried after it died.
Other Egyptians did not do this. They ate the crocodiles.

And here's how OUR CLASS made 
a Mummy on Monday:


Taking responsibility for learning seriously!

These students studied for their spelling test so thoroughly 
that they can remember each spelling word... 
in order! 

Way to go Team 11!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Welcome to the Room 11 Growth Mindset

Yesterday a colleague visited our classroom to assess some students on reading and phonics. As she began the test with each individual student, she told them that when it got difficult, they could let her know and she'd stop the test.

What happened next makes me the proudest teacher in all the land.

Multiple students responded by telling her that there was no way they would give up on the test. Then they proceeded to explain,

"We don't stop when things get difficult because that's when all the learning happens!"

Now that's what I call taking what you've learned and applying it.

Way to show grit, Team 11!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Synonyms are easy. This team has mastered
Shades  of  Meaning.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Today's VOCABULARY: (slow) Motion

I'm not sure what's funnier, Angel's craziness, or Valeria's reaction!
Way to make learning fun!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


What happens when you combine dry ice, water, and bubble solution? 
Good times, and plenty to write about!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mentos + Diet Coke = Science fun for all!

Writing time is easy when you have something fresh and memorable to write about. 
Just wait until you see these essays! 
Great job room 14!