Thursday, March 31, 2011


Check out these games:

Sheppard Software

Great games to reinforce those math skills before AIMS!
Go play and have fun! :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Spring!

The Tulips we planted in October for Red Ribbon Week are blooming!! :)
Remember your promise to be Drug Free! :)

Book Orders
Online Ordering Information
Web address:
Class Activation Code: GKMRN

* SIGN UP at On the parent page, register by clicking click the “Don’t have a user name or password?” link. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me.

* SELECT the books you’d like to order—choose from thousands of titles—many more than in our monthly flyers.

* SEND your order to me online by the due date and your child’s books will be delivered directly to my classroom.

& When you order online our classroom earns FREE BOOKS!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


For computer centers this week...

Go to this LINK.
Find the 4th grade practice tests on the page.
You may choose Reading, Math, or Science to practice.
Please choose whatever you think YOU need the most practice in!
Once you chose your test click the button that says BEGIN ASSESSMENT

Carefully read the questions and answer them.
After you answer each question click the button that says

You won't have time to finish any of these during center time, this is just for practice.
We will also being doing one of these tests during computer lab this week and one next week.
If you want more practice work on these at home too! :)

AIMS TESTS ARE APRIL 12-15 and the 19th.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Iditarod Record!

Today the world record for the fastest Iditarod finish was made by John Baker.
(Above: one of Baker's winning teammates. Photo credit: Associated Press.)

Baker finished the 1,082 mile dogsled race across Alaska in 8 days, 19 hours, 46 minutes, & 39 seconds. That's about 3 hours faster than record holder Martin Buser. Here's a short video of Baker coming into Nome. His dogs got tangled up and he had to walk them across the finish line, but he was still way ahead of anyone else.

Baker is also the first Alaskan Native American musher (an Inupiat Eskimo) to win the race since 1976. Besides just winning the race and the honor of breaking a world record, Baker will receive $50,400 and a new truck.

Ramey Smyth finished 2nd, coming in to Nome 64 minutes later, also breaking the previous record for speed.

We had great fun following the race this year, and are proud of all the mushers & dogs who make it across the finish line in this tough race, even those who just TRIED to do it! WAY TO GO!!!!!

Here's a great site for Kid's News, DOGO NEWS,
including a story about the Iditarod! (in the Sports Section)
Thanks Mrs. McDaniel for sharing this with us! :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011


The BYU Theatre Ballet came to visit our school on Monday and demonstrate some ballet for us. I was lucky enough to get to go to their performance on Tuesday night in Joseph City. Here are some pictures I took at both events. :)

These first pictures were from the actual ballet performance and came out better than the ones at school. I thought you might like to see them too. :)

Images from our assembly

What did YOU think of the ballet dancers visit? Write a short paragraph and turn it in for EXTRA CREDIT! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Race is On!

The Iditarod race started this Saturday. We'll be tracking the mushers in class and writing about them in centers.

This short video shows what the start of the race looked like.

The ceremonial start was in Anchorage on Saturday.The start the race there, but have to truck in snow because there isn't enough to race on. The dogs travel out of town and are loaded on trucks to head to the official restart in Willow on Sunday. You might notice in the video some people riding on the sleds. That is only for the first part of the race, these people, called Iditariders pay money to ride. The money is donated to the race.

Here are some links to help you out!The first 2 links we will be using in class.

RACE STANDINGS- Use this link to fill in your Musher Checkpoint Chart... and see who is currently in the lead in the race! Updated often!

MUSHER LISTING -Use this link in Centers. Click on your Musher's name to learn more about them, and then fill in your Musher Bio Paper.

These ones are more for fun, in case you want to know MORE about the race. :)

- Official Iditarod Blog. Go here to read news about the race.

ZUMA'S PAWPRINTS- Blog for Kids "written by" an Iditarod Sled Dog!

ROUTE & CHECKPOINTS- Go here to see a map of the race and how far checkpoints are apart.