Monday, June 22, 2009

Space Camp for Educators - Video

Summer Update

I just got back from Space Camp for Educators in Huntsville, Alabama sponsored by Honeywell Corporation. Above you will see a picture of my team. We were put into teams of sixteen teachers and my team was called "Integrity." There were 80 teachers in all at Space Camp this week with more coming in the next two weeks. We had teachers from South Africa, Canada, Mexico, and Australia (along with teachers from the United States). I am the third one from the right. I'll post a video of my trip but am posting this quick picture and asking students and visitors to tell us what are you doing this summer (or winter if you are one of our vistors from the southern hemisphere)?
Mrs. Heaton

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Vacation

We have one more full week of school before our summer break starts (June 10th). What are your favorite memories of the fourth grade? What are things that can be improved? What are your plans for the summer?

Mrs. Heaton

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Worm Stories - Explaination

In January our class received a grant to compost in the classroom. As part of the grant we created opportunities for students to get heavily involved with worms from reading, "How to Eat Fried Worms" to creating worm inspired stories for our younger students in the building.

These stories were written and illustrated by the students and put together in a photostory with their voices and music. Many of them chose to manipulate an already existing story like Rapunzel and others choose to create their own unique worm story.

I have posted their stories for family, friends, and visitors to enjoy.

Mrs. Heaton

Space Worm - By: Brooke

Willy Wonka Worm - By: Caitlin and Kaylynn

Lost in Space Worms - Savannah