Krebs' Class Blogs

Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

March 27, 2013
by Denise Krebs

Geography Surveys

Will you please help us understand how geographic and human characteristics create culture and define regions?


Wait, it’s not as bad as it sounds. We mostly want to know what you call some of these common items. Please take one or more of our surveys. Thank you!

  1. Click here to take survey 1
  2. Click here to take survey 2
  3. Click here to take survey 3

Images are from the iClipart for Iowa schools subscription service.

March 5, 2013
by Denise Krebs

Free Verse Poems

Seventh graders found a picture in a magazine that told a story for them. They told their stories in free verse poetry. We tried to use descriptive language, emotion, similes and metaphors.

I was proud of the beautiful word images they created, inspired by these photos. Click on a picture to read the poem.

March 1, 2013
by Denise Krebs

February Genius Hour Projects

We’ve been taking two periods a week, about 85 minutes, to learn what we are passionate about. Students reports on their latest learnings are here.

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