Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Techno Tiger and Morpheus sing Christmas Carols and bid you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Morpheus Goes Geocaching

Today Mrs. Abernethy's Techno Tigers made and hid their first geocache. They put a travel bug in the geocache, too. If you don't know about geocaching, go to this site to learn more:

Morpheus and the Math Monsters Love Pi

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mrs. Floyd's 6th Grade (2nd Period)

Mrs. Stahl (Middle School Principal)

Here I am with the school sign!

Well, my time here at Meyersdale has come to a close. Unfortunately, we ran into a slight situation this past week, and things didn't quite work out as expected. Mrs. Floyd's daughter ended up with the flu last Tuesday. She was hospitalized for two nights with complications relating to her asthma, and Mrs. Floyd, of course, stayed with her. Then, she ended up with the flu too, along with her husband and other daughter. It was a long, miserable week for her family, and as a result, she couldn't come to school and spend time with me.

Her classes were covered by several different substitutes. We tried to do some neat things without her, though. We spent some time working on subjects and verbs....I think I finally got that stuff figured out! Then, we worked on a short story project that involved visually representing the elements of fiction found in a story they read in class. The kids also had to write paragraphs about how they compare to one of the characters from a story in the unit. It was a lot of work, but some of them turned out really neat!!! We also worked on spelling and vocabulary a lot with the substitutes. The hard work must have paid off, though, because most of the kids passed the quiz with flying colors!!

On my last day here, I got my picture taken with the whole group. They're a fun bunch...that's for sure. I also took a picture with the middle school principal, Mrs. Stahl; the secretary, Ms. Hetrick; and the curriculum coordinator, Mr. Kretchman. I loved getting a tour of the whole school, and the kids really liked seeing me in the hallway. Everyone was so nice!

Today, I packed my things for my next adventure. I'm heading to Everett! I can't wait to see what great lessons the kids are learning there! Thanks, Meyersdale! I had a great time!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Well, today I arrived in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, and it sure is cold outside. We even had snowflakes falling earlier today. I think we're expecting several inches of snow overnight tonight. Wish I would have brought my winter jacket with me!

I'm visiting Mrs. Floyd's sixth grade classes here at Meyersdale Middle School. They seem excited to have me in their classroom. The school is organized into three buildings, even though all three are connected by hallways. There's an elementary building, a middle school building, and a high school building. The middle school is for grades 6-8. Mrs. Floyd teaches English in the middle school. There are about 240 kids in the middle school, and 9 regular education middle school teachers. It seems like a great place to work and to learn! The kids and staff members are so friendly.

Today, in Mrs. Floyd's classes, the students are taking quizzes on their vocabulary words. They are also practicing answering PSSA questions. Next week will be more exciting. The students will get to spend more time with me, taking pictures, posting to the blog, and reading about my past travels. They will also be starting their next unit...Treasure Island. I can't wait to read about all the pirate adventures that take place in that book.

Well, I guess I should go for now. The students are almost finished with their quizzes and I want to see how well they did. Check back next week for pictures of me hanging out at Meyersdale.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

September 17, 2009

Morpheus watched us do morning stretch today. We lifted our arms up and down and did bridges. Did you know that active kids do better in school? It's true! We also had an assembly about the Constitution. We learned about people who wrote the Constitution and we talked about who the first person to sign the Constitution was...George Washington!

This weekend Morpheus is going to go home with Mrs. Musone to take a bath. It is obvious he has been busy in school and needs to freshen-up!

Friday, April 17, 2009

My visit to Second Grade

In the afternoon, I visited the Second Grade Class. They taught me about the different phrases of the moon. I also went to religion class. They told me about what the readings were at church. I'm really learning a lot.

After I visited Second Grade, I went to the Middle School Talent Show. Wow, what a show? All the acts were wonderful. I got to sit in the stands with the children. It was really a lot of fun.

Picasso and me!

Today I , Morpheus, learned abut Modern Art. My, my, my, I never knew it could be so interesting!? We were learning about making a style of art called Picassoism. That is putting the profile view and the front view of a person into one face. Picasso drew some very weird funny pictures.
I also learned how to compare different art styles. We looked at pictures by Leonardo da Vinci, Cezanne, Klee, Braque, and Pablo Picasso. Those artists have very different styles and use a variety of shades of colors.

Paul Klee wanted to draw shapes and bright colors. Leonardo da Vinci painted the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper". Leonardo used dark colors in his paintings.
Cubism is a style of art that looks pointy, with blocks, squares, and triangles.

Morpheus loved art class with 5th. Grade

Mrs. Murren is our art teacher. She showed us how to use watercolor paints to paint underwater scenes. Mrs. Keeley is our network administrator. She was given the task of bringing me to the classrooms to learn about Saint Joseph School and take photographs. Today she brought me to Mrs. Murren's room to learn about wax resist watercolor painting.

Some of the students finished their paintings and they had time to paint pictures of me and make things for my backpack.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Computer Class at Saint Joseph School

In computer class, First Grade and Morpheus learned about the planets. We saw our school from Google Earth. We learned there is no air in space. When you say something on the moon we can not hear it. Earth is the only planet that has life on it. One of the planets is sideways. We learned all the names of the planets. There were nine planets and now there are eight. We learned a song about the man on the moon. The farther the planets are from the sun the cooler they are. Some of the children and Morpheus would like to visit the planets.

First Day at Saint Joseph School

Today in First Grade, we learned about the planets and the solar system. We learned that Pluto is not really a planet. Also, Juniper is the largest gas planet. The sun is a star that is made out of hot gases. The moon has lots of craters. Without the sun, everything would be cold and icy. The moon helps us to stay in place. We even went on Google Earth and saw some of the planets. We also saw our School from Google Earth. We had a lot of fun learning about the solar system.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Visit to Wayne Highlands

I arrived in Honesdale, PA, ready to spend time with Mrs. Sheldon's third grade, but I found out that she is not teaching third grade this year. She is working with teachers this year, showing them different ways to use technology in their classrooms. So, I got to spend time in the technology department. Here is a look at my day.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Morpheus' Last Day At Roundtown

We're sad to see Morpheus go today, but we know we can check him out on line. Check out the pictures we took of him this week on

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's almost time for us to send Morpheus to the next school, but we're still going to be doing things with him and enjoying him until he goes. He went to all of our specials except for physical education. He made a textured Chinese dragon in art, looked all around our library and saw all kinds of things we do in there, and in music he played games and sang. He watched us write podcasts, which we'll be filming today. He's going to be one of the stars of our show! Tomorrow he's going to participate in the Friendship Day Activity. THANK YOU, Mr. Lutz for sharing Morpheus with us this week. We had a blast with him. We look forward to seeing and learning about the other places he goes this year.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Character Education

Morpheus went to character education and learned why East York Elementary school is the best place on earth. He learned that at recess it was cool at East York because we have cool equipment. He also met a lot of nice kids. We have good manners at lunch too! Morpheus can't wait to see what he'll be doing next!

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 2, 2009

Today Morpheus and I went to music. We sat down. Mrs.Wolschleger told us the recorders were in and we were very exited. She told us all the rules about the recorders. Then she told us the first 3 notes. Morpheus and I can't wait to learn more!