Wednesday, December 12, 2007
You can hear the class playing their bells during the slideshow!
Morpheus also visited the Library on Wednesday. He met Mrs. Barch and picked a book to borrow. He enjoyed having the story read to him. Morpheus really liked seeing YODA at the Library...he liked the light saber!
On the way back to the classroom, he peeked into the Gym. Morpheus enjoyed Gym class so much on Monday, that he wanted to go back. If Morpheus goes back, he may have to run his mile for Mrs. Craig!
As we continued back to the classroom, Morpheus discovered the Guidance room. He wanted to sit on the comfy beanbags. We told Morpheus that he "Always has someone to talk to at Clarion Area Elementary".
Morpheus got to hang out with Jim, our Tech guy for awhile too. He learned how to fix problems with the server. Finally, Morpheus listened to the story Snowman At Night at a listening center. He helped the students write about what their snowman would do at night. What an exciting two days Morpheus had!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Morpheus enjoyed our Special class today, which was gym...and he especially liked recess! It was a little chilly for him, but he had a blast sliding down the slide and hanging out with the girls! Morpheus also enjoyed the 'good-bye squeezes' he got at the end of the day.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
I had a great time visiting Jacksonwald Elementary. I made so many friends and learned so much! I never knew that sound could travel through solids. I learned how to measure elapsed time and use a schedule. I also learned a lot about writing for an audience and how to make a movie. The field trips were great: Daniel Boone's homestead, the Pagoda, Tom Sturgis pretzels, a farm, and the Reading Railroad! It's been a blast at Jacksonwald, and I'll miss all of my new friends. However, it's time to move on to new adventures. Farewell, Jacksonwald! Hello, Clarion!
Morpheus went on the ride of his life! Morpheus visited the WK&S railroad in Kempton, PA with Sarah. They rode from Kempton to Wanamaker's Station. A special surprise visitor met Morpheus on the train ride... Santa Claus! Morpheus had a great time visiting the railroad.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Ashley wrote, "Today Morpheus went to gym with us. He learned how to bowl. Then Morpheus learned the bones: the skull, clavicle, ribs, sternum, pelvis and femur. What a fun day he had with us! We will miss Morpheus a lot when he leaves. Goodbye, Morpheus!"
Hi I’m Morpheus! I went to Tom Sturgis’s pretzels. I went with Rachel, Sammi, and Mrs. Protheroe. When we got there we saw a huge pretzel. I sat on it with Rachel and Sammi. Then we went inside. On the door we saw a NO PETS ALLOWED sign!!! But we went in. Mrs. Protheroe told the workers about that I go to many schools in
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Today Morpheus starred in a guided video tour of our classroom. He even had a chance to visit our playground and listen to an interview with our principal, Mrs. Cook. We will post the video as soon as it is finished.
Morpheus visited Ms. Delbo's music class. Jake shared, “Today we took Morpheus to music class. Our music teacher took pictures. Morpheus was holding rhythm sticks. Morpheus was playing a 4/4 time signature. That’s how Morpheus went to music class.”
Morpheus has been making turtle tracks all around the Jacksonwald neighborhood after school. Spencer and Conner wrote, “Yesterday, we went to the Daniel Boone Homestead to take some pictures. It was really fun there. We got to dress up like Daniel Boone. Morpheus got to see a deer, too. Morpheus had a fun time at Daniel Boone Homestead!”
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Morpheus had a very busy Wednesday at Jacksonwald! Morpheus rose early for his first journey. Christina writes, “I went to the Pagoda with Morpheus this morning. I went to the Pagoda this morning because it got too late and dark. It was freezing outside. I don’t think that Morpheus likes the cold. I also feel bad for him because he was wearing a polo shirt and shorts, so he must have been freezing. My mom and my twin sister Melissa went with Morpheus and I. My mom took the picture while Melissa, Morpheus and I stood and got our picture taken. Then my mom drove Melissa, Morpheus and I to school. It was fun and I will also miss him. It was an exciting time.”
Later, Morpheus accompanied his classmates to Mrs. Bainbridge’s art class. Sara explains, “In art, Morpheus learned how to make an Egyptian portrait. Another thing he learned is how to outline and how to paint inward to just stay with the same color and not blend the colors together to make a different colors. That’s what Morpheus learned in art!”
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Today Jacksonwald Elementary welcomed Morpheus Fortuna to Mr. Dibler’s third grade classroom. He arrived during our language arts time. We were surprised that he could fit into such a small box! It was so interesting to look at the souvenirs Morpheus has collected from schools he has visited. We will be thinking about what we can give him when he leaves us in a few days.
Morpheus had a busy day learning new things in our room. Ashley wrote, “Today Morpheus learned telling time with am and pm. In science he learned that sounds travel through solids: string and wood.”
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I almost forgot....check out my latest podcast on Fifth Grade Fever! I had a great time talking with Jean! Keep following me on my wiki too:)!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Your favorite bog turtle,
P.S. Pop over to the Fifth Grade Fever podcast and listen to me try some of this week's spelling words!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Mrs. Moylan introduced me to her class of fifth graders on Friday. What a great bunch of kids they are! They were very excited to meet me, and it was equally exciting for me too. They talked about all of the things they could teach me and the projects they could create to share our learning. I can't wait to see what we'll do together!
Well, I'm off for now to enjoy the beautiful Sunday weather here in Collegeville, Pennsylvania! Talk to you again very soon.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Hey, it’s Morpheus checking in again! Boy did I have a busy day at Cedar Cliff. I got to work in the school store, and I even got to try on a foam finger and a hat to show my school spirit. Then I got to go down to the office where I met the nice nurse and the school principal Mr. Savidge. He let me sit in his office, so I knew what it would feel like to get in big trouble. Next, I got to meet the guidance counselor Mrs. Gray. She told me that I need to come out of my shell. The rest of the day I did other cool stuff like visit the cafeteria ladies, visit the library, shake hands with the Sergeant, and even get my picture taken with all the school trophies. Probably the most exciting part of my day, however, was meeting the other turtles in the school. I got to meet and learn about the endangered bog turtles, and I even got to see my cousin the snapping turtle. I had so much fun!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Hey, it’s Morpheus again! I just got back from my field trip on Saturday with Mr. Snyder. I had an awesome time! I was very surprised and excited when I got to see my owner Mr. Lutz again. I also met Mrs. Wissing. We went to Adamstown, which is about an hour away from my stay in Harrisburg. They took me to dinner at this cool restaurant called Black Angus, and I got to listen to them talk about all their teacher stuff. It was cool! I better get going so I can get some sleep for my trip to Harrisburg. Morpheus out!
Friday, October 12, 2007
I finally arrived in central Pennsylvania today at Cedar Cliff High School! I’m right outside the State Capital, Harrisburg. I hear I might even get to go explore the city soon! Well, I have to go now, but I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on my trip!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I arrived safely in Northeastern PA in a small town called Damascus. Did you know that I am only 2 minutes from New York state and the Delaware River! The third graders think I am cute and that I might look like some guy named Franklin! It looks like I am going to be very busy!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Before I left, I stopped in the lobby to say good bye to my friend, the East Forest Bear. The East Forest Bear is a black bear. These bears are very common in Pennsylvania and their population is increasing.
Now I'm on my way to Damascus School. I'm really looking forward to meeting Mrs. Sheldon and her class! I'll keep you updated!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Right now, I’m having a great time East Forest School in Marienville, PA. Our teacher here is Mrs. Pospisil. I’ve been hangin’ out in the music room, meeting lots of new people, and learning all kinds of new things. This week I learned a song to help me remember the names of all 50 states. I also learned about rondo form and ostinatos. I got to work in the computer lab where I learned some interesting facts about music history and I’m also helping make radio shows about jazz! Today I got to take a close look at a tuba and help the first graders record a song. I’ll be posting some of these projects on my wiki soon.
In the evenings, I’ve been taking walks in the forest with TooToo, our teacher’s dog. She’s a golden retriever. In Marienville, there are lots of trees and lots of farms. It’s near the Allegheny National Forest and Cook Forest State Park. The leaves are starting to change colors and it’s just beautiful here right now!
Tonight we’re having a thunder storm. I was a little bit scared at first but now I’m getting used to it. It’s really kind of fun to watch the lightning flash through the sky and listen to the thunder. You have to be careful though – safety first!
More about my adventures coming soon!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I loved the elephants, they are so big and their trunks are very useful, wish I had one! I also saw bats, snakes, monkeys, birds, bears, otters, and so much more, check out the pictures I took below. The zoo was a great place to visit I wonder what other exciting places I am going to visit on my journey! I am so excited I can not wait! I am leaving real soon to my next school! Keep checking the site and see what exciting things I do and see!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Hello everyone, Morpheus here, I hope your summer is going well! I just got back from vacation in Rehoboth, Delaware. I visited the beach for the first time ever and I got to play with my teachers daughter.
We had a nice ride down on Saturday, when we got there I went to the pool, went for walks around the bay and got to ride on a golf cart! I played with puzzles, and toys! Later in the week I got to go to downtown Rehoboth where I saw the beach for the first time! The next day we went to Cape Henlopen Delaware State Park. There I got to see large waves, walk on the rocks (picture above) and do some sun bathing (picture to the right). I did learn you have to wear sun tan lotion when you are out in the sun, I got a little red. I was so comfortable I actually left my shell for a while. I really liked the beach, I might get to go back for labor day! Overall it was great experience. I am really looking forward to school starting on the 10th of September.
Until I have my next adventure, this is Morpheus signing off!
Monday, August 6, 2007
Hi! I am Morpheus Fortuna, named for dreams and fortune. I am originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was born on Friday August 2nd, 2007 and this is my blog. My hope is that many people will post about my life and what I am doing. For instance, right now I am pretty bored as I wait for the school year to begin. I am staying with my very first teacher, Mr. Lutz. I hope to meet many more teachers before my adventure is over! I would love to visit as many schools as possible in my travels. In order to visit your school, please visit my wiki to sign up. Make sure that you read my rules and regulations page before you sign up. To start my adventures, I will visit with PA Keystone summit members, but fear not, in no time at all, I will be traveling around the world, so make sure to reserve me soon! In the meantime, make sure you check back here frequently. You can also keep track of my travels on my through my wiki and flickr site!
I look forward to my upcoming adventures and maybe someday, I will get to meet you!
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