Friday, January 20, 2017



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Snowflake video

Students have loved the snowflakes we made to hang in the library. Here is a link to a YouTube video that shows how to make them. Snowflake video

Monday, December 5, 2016

Chicago Remembers the Christmas Tree Ship


This week students are exploring different books and learning about several traditions and how people celebrate differently. I am then book talking the book "The Christmas Tree Ship" by Carol Crane about a tradition of delivering Christmas trees and how it still carries on today, even after the tragic sinking of the original Christmas Tree Ship.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Fine Dessert

This week we are talking about timelines and how things like recipes and traditions are passed down from generation to generation. I am sharing the book "A Fine Dessert" by Emily Jenkins about how a dessert called blackberry fool has been made through four centuries. Below is the recipe from the book if you'd like to try it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Teacher for President

This week we are talking about the qualities we would like in our president, and recognizing that our teachers have some of these qualities. Students can write a note to teachers telling them why they would vote for them for president, and vote for the teacher they think would be the best president. We'll see who would get elected at Orchard Elementary.