Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fear Factor 2012

Fear Factor was something I started in fifth grade well before I started blogging. Fortunately I did catpure 2008 and 2009 on the blog. Now that I am back in a 6h grade classroom I started up the tradition again.

This year we included all six classrooms in my hallway. We had three fifth grade representatives and three sixth grade representatives.

The first round of the contest was to have students wear diapers all day on the outside of their clothes. Next we ramped up the fear a little with a dance contest. Here is a video of the students learning the dance.

After practicing they had to put their new moves into practice during the 7th and 8th grade dance.

The crowd selected the final three to compete in the food eating contest.

Corbin was the winner, finishing his baby food off ffirst!

Hidden Spirits

Welcome to Hidden Spirits. Can you lead a scientific investigation to debunk a haunted hotel? Hidden Spirits

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Assembly

During our assembly today we had a mock Presidential debate. 

The fourth grade made the monthly presentation.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


My reading class started the book Matilda by Roald Dahl last week. Matilda is a great book for elementary kids because of fantastic plot (Matilda has super powers!), the great English language (Roald Dahl was from England), and the silly pranks that Matilda plays.

There are a lot of chances to discuss vocabulary, plot, characters, and relationships. There are also a lot of great writing opportunities presented. For example, my students wrote about the best practical joke they have played on someone. 

Monday, October 08, 2012

Visual Sequence of Peter and Wendy

We have finished the book Peter and Wendy and now we are making a visual sequence of events. These will be put up in the hallway. Come and take a look.