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May 4, 2018

What better time to dust off the old blog than during our Not-So-Annual #PoetryChallenge!

Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Day kicked off the challenge this year in mid April, so we've extended #PoetryMonth through May 11! Each morning on the announcements, a few classes share an original poem with the world, and they challenge another homeroom to write a poem in response. So far, we have seen funny poems, acrostics, science cinquains, and even a rap!

Here is a slide deck with all our classes' fabulous poems!

Web 2018 Poetry Challenge

A partial solar eclipse?

Wow! How could we start the school year off in a more exciting way?

Not only are our fabulous Bobcats coming back to school on August 21, but between 11:46 am and 2:45 pm, we will be partially in the path of the solar eclipse! This will be a first day of school that we won't forget for a long time!

Here are some great links to help you enjoy learning about the eclipse:

NASA's LiveStream

Watch NASA's official livestream of the eclipse here!

Eclipse MegaMovie

Citizen scientists all over North America will share their photos of the eclipse. This collection of photos will help scientists studying our solar system for many years to come!

NASA Total Solar Eclipse 2017

This is NASA's official interactive map of the eclipse. See the path of the eclipse around the world!

Eclipse 2017 Primary Sources

Join 3rd Grade teacher John Hartmann and his students near St. Louis, as they reflect on their experience during the eclipse. They are in the path of the full eclipse, so they should have interesting observations to share with everyone! In this FlipGrid, these young scientists will act as primary sources for information about this historical event. What a great way to learn what a primary source really is!

National Geographic Explanation of the Solar Eclipse

This video recalls the solar eclipse of 1979, and describes just how amazing it is to experience in person!

Eclipse America!

Great site for teachers getting ready to share this exciting event with their students!

Eclipse Videos for Kids

Eclipse video list for you to consider. Check it out!

June 8, 2017

I hope your summer is off to a great start! We have a couple of fun things to suggest for your summer reading and learning!

First of all, if you haven't started your Summer Readers' Challenge, then you're in for some fun! Below are both the K-3rd Grade Challenge, and the 4th-5th Grade Challenge! It's fun! Give it a try!

Second, we have a fun evening of reading and pizza planned at the Benfer Library for June 20, from 6:30-7:30! Bring your family for a Camp Read-a-Lot style reading hour, then pick up a slice of pizza to celebrate our reading community!

Read, Relax and have a great June! We'll see you on the 20th @BenferLibrary !

K-3rd graders: meet the challenge with the page on the left.

4th-5th graders: your challenge sheet is the multi-colored one! You will need to join your grade's Google Classroom. If you are not already in it, email Mrs. Camp! We will send you the join code!


April is #PoetryMonth and Bobcats have been writing poems about everything you can imagine! Check these out!

Goodbye, Mrs. Doyle! Have fun at your new job! We'll all miss you!

Saul Red Poem.mp4
Nature Aisha.mp4