|Lost Mitten Story by Marcella
A little girl named Anna loved her pink and purple mittens very much. Anna's family was poor, so she had to work on a farm every hour to earn money. On a cold day, Anna was feeding the cows and one of her mittens fell into one of the cow's food. Anna asked her mom if she knew where her mitten was.
Her mom said "I don't know!"
Then she asked her dad and her dad said the same thing. She looked in the bird cages and then she looked in the horses' hay.
She yelled, "I found it. I found it in the horses' hay. I found it, my lovely mitten! Yay!"
|Ladybug Research Fall 2008
Mrs. Hirsch's Class
Mrs. Greaux's Class
The Kindergarten and 1st graders are learning about ladybugs. We read three non-fiction books about ladybugs and filled in our Ladybug Project Organizer together. Then the children had an opportunity to work on the notebook computers. This model and follow approach works beautifully with young students. The children made ladybug book covers for our fact booklets. To view some images which "walk you" through our ladybug unit view our process video.
Process Video .
Kamishibai Storytelling 2008
by Mrs. DeMaggio's Class.
Students wrote and illustrated stories in their classrooms and entered them into the Kamishibai Storytelling Project Organizer.
Next, we scanned the illustrations and recorded the stories.
Click the camera next to each name and enjoy!
Show and Tell Lion
by Barbara Abercrombie
Matthew has nothing to share for show-and-tell, so he informs his class that a lion is living at his house. The class believes him and Matthew shares tales of Larry's adventures. When the class tells Matthew that they want to go on a field trip to his house to visit Larry, Matthew panics. His mother tells him he has to tell the class the truth.
The students enjoyed creating their own lion "tales".
| Mrs. Brelesky
|| Mrs. Ferrante
| Mrs. DeMaggio
|| Mrs. Gales
| Mrs. Jacques
|| Mrs. Miele
| Mrs. Randhare
|| Mrs. Hepburn
Teleprompter Project Organizer
Captured with Camtasia
| Shirley Temple
|| Walt Disney
| Princess Diana
We have been learning about the Octopus. We've read books, watched video clips, created an ocean mural, and recorded our own videos. You can visit our Octopus Research Project Organizer.
We asked some children what they knew about octopus BEFORE we started our unit study:
Click the Video Camera to Watch!
This is a picture of our mural -- it's a lot bigger,
but we couldn't fit the whole thing in the picture!
How to Make a Snowflake with Imelda
Mrs. Lofberg's Wild Things
Click Book Cover!
Panda Bear Research
For the past few weeks we have been learning about Panda Bears.
First, we read a fiction book, Panda Goes to School, by Jaye Morrow.
Next, we asked the children what they knew about pandas already -- here are some of their thoughts:
1: 2: 3:
Then we read a non-fiction book, Little Panda, by Joanne Ryder.Then, while Mrs. Chauncey read to us, we were put on our detective hats and listened for facts about Pandas. We enjoyed some video clips about pandas. We also watched some pandas live at the zoo ~ Click the link to see the: Atlanta Zoo Live Webcam.
Mrs. Chauncey helped us to organize our facts and write sentences. We read our facts wearing our panda bear masks. We pretended that we were on a real TV show!
Click the Video Cameras to Watch!
||Mrs. Cobin ~ AM
||Mrs. Cobin ~ PM
||Mrs. Greaux ~ AM
||Mrs. Greaux - PM
Finally, we will print our facts and create mini Panda Bear Facts booklets to take home.
Videos: Webcam Atlanta Zoo, Panda Baby Grows Up, Panda Exam at Zoo
Images: Panda Mask,
4-Up For Booklets (patience while they load!)
Turn on you speakers!
The 1st & 2nd Graders are listened to and are creating their own Kamishibai stories. As stories are completed, we will share them here:
Bananas the Monkey ~ Sophia Class 2B
Authors Visit Grandview
Steven Kellogg ~ Watch and Listen
Audio by Mrs. Holland's 3rd Grade Students
What is a Friend
In Kindergarten, we are reading books about friendship.
|Fox Makes Friends by Adam Relf and
||Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson and Derek Anderson.
Listen to Our Podcasts ~ What is a good friend?
* Click and wait while audio loads!
Mrs. Cobin's AM Class
Mrs. Cobin's PM Class
Mrs. Greaux's AM Class
Mrs. Greaux's PM Class
Mrs. Hirsch's PM Class
Research Projects ~ 2007 ~ 3rd Grade
The 3rd graders began their research projects in February. They will begin podcasting "Thesis Statements" for the projects they selected during the week of March 6th!
Take a look at our Research Project Organizer ~ of course the students save their work when they are logged in. Many students have worked at home and during their in-door recess. I am so proud of them!
Black History Month Biographies ~ 3rd Grade
The 3rd graders completed their biography book-it projects for in February. In addition to creating a "Big Book" of there biographies, we will post several of them here with podcasts.
Click to Listen
2nd Graders Learn About Sea Turtles
The second graders are learning
about sea turtles. Click
here to see some of their drawings of the sea turtle
Let us tell you about the sea turtle life cycle:
More Life Cycle Albums..
Mrs. Randhare's Life
Click the Picture!
High School Musical
by Janie - 3M
give this movie 10,000 exclamation marks. There are many characters
in this movie. They are Troy, his friend Ryan, Troy's basketball
team, the coach Mr. Bolton who is the basketball coach and
Troy’s dad, Gabriella, Sharpay, Taylor, and Mrs. Darbus
the school music teacher.
Troy is a basketball player and he met a girl named Gabriella.
Gabriella said she wanted to be in the school musical. Troy
told his dad that he wanted to be in the musical and his dad
said, "You are not a singer." Troy said, "Can’t
I be both a singer and a basketball player?"
There were three things going at the some time in this movie.
They were: the math decathlon; the school musical; and the
basketball championship game. Taylor and Gabriella shut off
the scoreboard. Chad told Troy to go to the school musical.
Then Sharpay and Ryan sang “Bop to the Top”. Gabriella
and Troy sang “Breaking Free”. To find out what
happens in the movie, you’ll have to watch it.
The movie is on the Disney channel and it plays every couple
Learning About Whales
We are learning about whales in the library.
We will read books, watch video clips, create graphic organizers
to record what we are learning, and then we will write our
own whale books.
Before Learning About Whales.... Listen
to our podcasts to find out what we know about whales already.
We will create another recording after our whale unit so that
we can share what we learned.
Holland's AM Class
After Learning About Whales.... Listen
to our podcasts to find out what we learned about whales.
Hirsch's PM Class
by Julia – 3D
article is about hurricanes. These are some of their names:
Arthur, Bertha, Cristobel, Dolly, Eduardo, Fay, Gustav, Hanna,
Isadora and Josephine, Kyle, Lily. Hurricanes are severe tropical
storms. Four of the biggest hurricanes are Camille, Gilbert,
Betsy, and Andrew. Hurricanes winds are 65-200 miles per hour!
They move in a counter-clockwise direction.
Hurricanes form over warm ocean water. Hurricane damage happens
because the hurricane carries water and causes flooding along
the coast. A group of pilots called Hurricane Hunters fly
through hurricanes to measure the size and warn the people.
Hurricanes are measured with an intensity scale. Hurricanes
are scaled from 1- 5 depending on how strong the wind is.
Five is the worst.
In the hurricane, there is a clear spot called the eye. There
is no wind or rain in the eye of the hurricane. Hurricanes
are constantly moving. Sometimes they go out to sea and stay
there. Other times they go out to sea and come back to land
and that causes a lot of damage. The hurricane carries water
and causes flooding along the coast.
I got my information from two web links: FEMA for Kids and
Hurricane Katrina Timeline.
Poem: Let Us Keep His Dream Alive
Sung by Mrs. Bloom's 1st Grade Class
Sung by Mrs. Miller's 1st Grade Class
Sung by Mrs. Berlesky's 1st Grade Class
Sung by Mrs.Feldberg's 1st Grade
Read by Mrs. Miller's 1st Grade Class
Dr. King was a man
Who cared for you and me.
He dreamed of a world,
Filled with love,
And peace and harmony.
Happy birthday, Dr. King,
Happy birthday to you.
We will work for peace today
To help your dream come true.
Sung by Mrs. Hepburn's 2nd Grade Class
Poem: Let Us Keep His Dream Alive
My Trip to the Dominican Republic
by Jodalisa - 3J
mom, dad, little brother Jomar, and I went to the Dominican
Republic for a Christmas and New Year's party. We stayed at
a beautiful hotel named Hamaca Coral. Our plans were to initially
stay at my uncle's house. Instead, we stayed at the hotel
and watched the story of how Jesus Christ was born. On the
beach was a setup of the reenactment of his birth. There were
angels, the three kings, Mary and Joseph. They had shiny lights,
a twinkling star, and a crib made out of leaves and tree branches.
It was a heavenly sight. On New Year's Eve, we had a fancy
dinner on the beach. There were two live bands that played
salsa and meringue. We waited happily for New Year's Day to
By Serena – 3D
doctor invented assist robots to help patients that go into
space or are not close to a doctor who can help them. The
small robots are the size of a thumb and cost two hundred
thousand dollars, but in the future they will cost less. The
robot can go inside a patient's body and perform surgery.
When they do that, they can make smaller incisions. Doctors
invented these robots to perform surgery if the patient got
a heart attack or some other illness.
The robots can perform smaller incisions when
they go into a patient's body. The doctor tried it on animals
and soon the doctor will try it on people in France. The doctor
invented the "Assist Robot" because he thought he
could help patients that had a heart attack or other diseases.
The doctor is a little worried about the patients and said
that if the robot did not work, he would feel like it was
By Janie – 3M
my name is Janie. I am a cheerleader. I love being on a cheerleading
team. There are 58 kids doing cheerleading. The name of the
cheerleading team is Grandview Gators. The Gator (Alligator)
is our school mascot.
We are making lots of new tricks and cheers. Some of them
are spirit song, stop look and listen, keep it up, GG OO Song.
We are also going to be doing tumbling.
I am going to be a little nervous about dancing a front of
the 1 graders, 2 graders, and kindergartners. Last year the
cheerleaders were fabulous because the song made me start
dancing on my chair. It was like the song, “I Like To
Move It, Move It”, from the Madagascar movie.
We are going to do the real cheerleading on June 14, 2006.
I am going to be a little nervous about it. I will be a cheerleader
when I am a teenager. This is the best school because there
Rosa and Her Adventurous Long Life
by Lauren ~ Class 3D
women who changed the course of History (Rosa Parks) died
of natural causes in her home in Detroit. She died October
24, 2005. It was a very sad death. In this article you will
learn what it was like to live in the olden days, you will
experience a flash back to the olden days, and you will read
where Rosa Parks went to school and why she was put in jail.
Rosa changed the course of history by refusing to give a
white man a bus seat in Montgomery. She was thrown in jail
because back then if you were a black person and the bus was
full, the bus driver would tell you to get up and get off
the bus so the white person could sit down. Rosa was fined
ten dollars and four more dollars for court fees. All together
she was fined fourteen dollars and back then fourteen dollars
was a lot. It was so depressing reading this story about our
own fighter, Rosa Parks
Rosa attended an African school that had one room and was
only open five months a year that only went up to sixth grade.
At age eleven Rosa was sent to Montgomery to continue her
studies. Five years later she had to take care of her sick
grandmother and then her mother.
I got this information from many sources. I got them from
websites and a newspaper article. I got my websites from Mrs.
Chauncey our school librarian at Grandview Elementary in Monsey.
I wrote the story because in my class my teacher Mrs. Danis
made us do a current event which is when you pick an article
in the news paper and write a summary and a personal response
that's how I got The Rosa Parks story. Which I call, Rosa
and Her Adventurous Long Life.