Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Good morning. It’s Green Week when we think more about how we can take care of our planet and clean up our trash and recycling stuff.

Today we are going to talk about folding milk cartons. Folded milk cartons take up less space in our recycling bins and in the recycling trucks. This helps our planet because the recycling trucks will use less gas if they take less trips back and forth to their headquarters. The air will not be polluted with gas fumes.

Here’s how to fold a milk carton:
First you will have to finish or pour out your milk so the carton is empty.
The next thing you will have to do is squish the left and right sides and squeeze them in to make the milk carton flat. Then you will have to fold up the bottom. That’s how you fold a milk carton.
Your teacher will also show you a video of how to fold a milk carton after this announcement. Just click on the video below to see us model folding the milk cartons.
Here is how much space 10 unfolded milk cartons take up.

Look how little space 10 folded cartons take up. 

Imagine how much gas and pollution we will save by ALWAYS folding our milk cartons before we recycle them.

We can make a difference starting right now during Rita Cannan's GREEN WEEK

Friday, March 20, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Limmericks

Here is The Amazing 5th Grade Group reciting their Limmericks. Listen for the rhythm and rhyme!

Please leave a comment about our amazing Limmericks.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Martha and George Washington Visit!

Look who showed up in our classroom today!

George and Martha Washington were really interesting when they visited our classroom. In fact we learned some really interesting facts that we didn't know before. 

For example we learned that George Washington adopted Martha's children as his own. She had four children, but two died. One got smallpox and the other died in the war. Martha had smallpox too but doctors cut the pox out with a knife! She said there was a lot of blood. She also said smallpox is like chickenpox but worse. 

Also we learned George's soldiers were really poor. They didn't wear uniforms just a while shirt with long sleeves. They were starving so they even ate their own shoe leather!

George Washington asked a woman to make the first purple heart medal. Finally he didn't wear a wig he just put white powder in his hair!

by Anahi, Caston, Daniel, Joshua, Kacie, and Marcos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What are you thinking so far?

We have been studying the causes, events, and important people in the American Revolution. Here is a place where you can state your opinion on the Essential Question: Was the American Revolution Justified?
Just click on the post to write what you think, but remember to use evidence to back up your claim. Also remember to add your first name so we know who thinks what! (notice my font color is red...)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Job!

So while I was a 6th grade teacher when I started this class blog, now I have the chance to work with the students in both 5th and 3rd grade. I am so lucky to work with amazing teachers and about 100 students every day!

So this blog will now be changing to display work from my very special groups of students...We'll be posting published work on the 2015 writing page and some group posts on our main blog page. Check back soon.

Welcome to the new Blogging Along!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Welcome to 6th Grade!

This is your first computer assignment! I look forward to seeing how you get on. We are looking for motivated self-starters, who help one another when they find out how to do new and exciting things with technology...Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Learn How to Program Computers!

I am so excited to announce that this coming year my students will be learning how to program computers! We will be working with the creators of nclab.com to program Karel the Robot so he will do whatever we want...as in pick up gems, not do your homework!

We will also learn to design 3D objects on our computers. Wow!

This is an amazing opportunity, as we will be working with UNR professors, and they will not only help us out, but they will use the UNR 3D printer to actually build the 3D objects we design. 

Click on the nclab logo on our Gadget bar to see the website we'll be using. I already have everyone's login, now we just need to start school...

See you all on August 12th.