Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day


My daughter had a very special cake for me. Watch the video to see why it's so appropriate!


Monday, May 3, 2010

The Flood




It's been a while, but I'd like for us to share our experiences with the water this week. My husband and I have a creek in our backyard which is normally quite small, but it grew this weekend. We have been absolutely fine, but it is quite something to watch the water rise and start to fill your yard.

The images on television and pictures that friends have sent have been incredible. I've never seen anything like it here in Nashville.

ETA: The additional pictures were provided by Molly. They are BGA's Lower School parking lot.

I'd love to hear about your neighborhoods and what you've seen in the comments.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Book Reviews 9

These are the last ones!



Ashton



Mitchell



Nathan 13



Stuart



Will



Pearson

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Book Reviews 8


Barr



Garrett



Matt




Sela

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Book Reviews 6


Molly



Morgan



Olivia 5



Olivia 7



Sarah 12



Tucker



Anna Kate

Book Reviews 5

If your video isn't here yet, keep checking back. I'm posting as quickly as I can.

We don't have an assignment for the week of March 1st.



Catelyn



Emily 16



Jessica





Rowan



Drew 16



Lauren

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Reviews 3

I'm enjoying seeing the students' presentations and learning about the books they enjoy.



Delina



Fisher



Phoebe



Judson

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Book Reviews 2

Several more book reviews are in. Be sure to have yours turned in by Monday, March 1st.



Alex




Maggie




Michael



Nathan 14



Harrison

Friday, February 19, 2010

This Week

This week we aren't going to have a new assignment since we are taking ERBs and working on our video book reviews. Check back for new videos as I receive them!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Book Reviews

The first three book reviews are posted below. I'm excited to see what books everyone likes and why. Your classmates can give you some great ideas for outside reading books. Some of my favorite books were read because a friend told me about them.

Remember your video is due by March 1st! Enjoy!

Karolyne:




Emily18:




Patrick:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This week I want you to review punctuation and capitalization by visiting the following site and taking the online quiz.

Grammar Blast

If you are interested, there's a link in the left column to my daughter's blog, "A Chapter A Day." On this blog, she is sharing a novel she is writing. If you like Eragon or other fantasy novels, you might like this. She'd love for you to leave a comment if you read any of it.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Last of the Jings

We finished! I'm really proud of the students' work and the way that they worked through this exercise. Congratulations!

Nathan14

Chandler

Drew

Molly

Davis

Tyler

Sarah 12

Sela

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Fun Challenge

This week I'd like each of you to visit the following site and take the challenge you find there. You will need to answer 10 questions about parts of speech as well as phrases and clauses.

BBC Challenge

Leave a comment and let me know when you have done the challenge.

Mrs. Burris

Saturday, February 6, 2010

All but the last few...

Well, we had some computer woes on Friday, so there are still about four more to be recorded on Monday, but here's what we were able to record...

Cory11

Reed

Hannah

Emily18

Aaron

Patrick

Catelyn

Mitchell

Olivia5

Jillian

Sarah20

Houston

Cory10

Stuart

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Almost There

We are working hard to finish these up.

Ashton

Timmy

Matt

Megan

Jimmy

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Back to Work

After our break, we've gone right back to work!

Maggie

Emily 16

Karolyne

Emily 15

Thursday, January 28, 2010

And on Thursday...

This project will probably take several more days, so don't give up if you haven't had your turn yet.

Alex

Tucker

Morgan

William

Emmanuel

Abigail

Phoebe

Nathan 13

Jessica


Jaylan

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Today's Recordings

Several more students recorded themselves classifying. Parents, please watch your child's Jing and leave a little comment, so I will know.

Levi

Lauren

Judson

Fisher


Olivia 7

Caleb


Sam

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pattern 3 sentences

Today we began recording ourselves classifying. To watch, click on a student's name.

Garrett

Drew M.

Michael

John Thomas

Emily 22

Anna Kate


Pearson

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jing

We are going to be learning to use Jing to record ourselves classifying. This is my test to be sure we can upload the files to our blog.

http://screencast.com/t/MzkyZDhhZ


Yours will have sound, but I forgot to bring home my microphone. Oops!

Home Away Home

Over the weekend, I asked you to think of a story with a Home-Away-Home structure, such as "Little Red Riding Hood." In your entry this week, please explain in 3-5 sentences how your story fits this structure.

Also, tell me if your story includes a Pattern of Change. Be complete in your answer!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2010. Can you believe our school year is halfway over? That means we need to work hard and learn all we can.

This week we are focusing on stories. We'll be reading mysteries from The Reader as Detective and making plot maps. I also want us to write our own stories, so I want everyone to visit
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm
Use only your first name and number as we do on this blog. Then follow the directions to create your own story using the story starter that you create. Print your story and give it to me by Monday, January 11th.

I can't wait to see what you create!

Mrs. Burris