Sunday, April 24, 2011

Week 31: Lesson Learned


Wow! It's the end of the month... again! Is time starting to go more quickly, or is it just me?  We're in the home stretch now! Less than two months left of school. 

It's time to share all of the exciting things the kids in our class are learning in school! For this week's response, tell us about something you learned in one of your WAVA courses in April.

Remember to send in your work samples this week too!

Your comment will not be seen by others until I approve it. Please respond before Friday, April 29th!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Week 30: Vocaroo Redo


What?! This is the 30th post of the year? That can only mean one thing... 

1) Pick a page or paragraph from a book, a poem or something you have written.
2) Go to Vocaroo.
3) Click on the box that says "Click to Record. "
4) Say your first name.
5) Read your poem, page or paragraph aloud.
6) Click "Send to a Friend" and send your Voacroo to Mrs. Sol at

If you don't have a microphone, you can leave a comment about another student's read aloud. Just remember to be positive and kind.

As soon as I receive it, I will add your Vocaroo to the blog with your name, so others can listen. As a sample, the first comment will be MY read aloud. Please respond before Friday, April 22!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week 29: Invention Convention


What is an invention? By definition, an invention is a new and useful machine or piece of work. Inventions can change the way you live. Many inventions started as flaws, but with time they improved and gave way to other inventions and discoveries. These inventions have given people a new world to live in.

Did you know that many famous inventors were born in April?

April 15, 1452 - artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci was born.

April 16, 1867 - Wilbur Wright was born. Wilbur and his brother Orville Wright invented the airplane, which they called a flying machine.

April 27, 1791 - Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph and morse code was born.

Our world has benefited from many wonderful advancements in science and technology over the last 200 years. From electricity, to cars, to television, to rockets, to cell phones, your life is much different than that of your ancestors.

For this week's response, think about the things you use everyday or something that could make your life easier. Then, complete one of the sentences below.

The best invention ever created was ________.
A great invention for the future would be ________.

Your comment will not be seen by others until I approve it. Please respond before Friday, April 15!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Beautiful Bonney Lake


I had a lot of fun with Rachel, Hannah, and Noah in Pierce County. We did a lot of amusing things together; such as going on walks, playing basketball, and making chocolate milkshakes. But there were two special things that we did that I thought were the best. 

The first one was when we went to Noah’s birthday party! It was at Odyssey 1 family fun center in Tacoma. There were a lot of arcade games there. It was really cool! 

We went into a room that had a big shark in it. Noah held me up by the shark. I was scared at first, but then I realized it was a painting and wasn’t as scared.


I think my favorite game was the game with ducks in it. I wasn’t very good at playing it, but it was fun to watch Hannah play it. Then we had cake and pizza. The cake was delicious! Finally we headed home. 

My second favorite thing that we did was when we went to Pioneer Farms.  This is in Eatonville and we went for a WAVA outing. I loved riding on the wagon; it was actually pulled by a real horse! 

Then Hannah showed me how to knead dough, I wanted to try, but they wouldn’t let me because I would get really dirty.

Rachel and Hannah dressed up in pioneer clothes. They looked really different.

Noah even tried sawing wood there, too! 

 I had a ton of fun, made new friends and learned a lot at Pioneer Farms...

Thanks Rachel, Noah and Hannah! I can’t wait to meet the next family!

Happy trails to me...