Krebs' Class Blogs

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

March 20, 2020
by Denise Krebs

Free Resources to Use at Home

During this difficult time, many resources are being shared to use for free. I will put some of the best here after reviewing them. Please leave a comment if you find something else excellent. Thank you.


  • Audible Stories – Stories to listen to; the site will be free while schools are out of session.


  • eSebco Library – Username: keepreading   |  Password: sebco  |  Student ID#: 1  |  For Pre K-Adult, where the whole family can read and enjoy free books.


  • PebbleGo – Username: engaged   |   Password: learning

February 27, 2020
by Denise Krebs

Signing Into Tumblebook Library Using Tumble Tracker

Watch the video above or follow the screenshots below to see how to log in to the Tumble Tracker. This is a new feature that may help us both follow reading progress on Tumblebook Library. It’s new, so we have to check it out. Everyone try to login, so we can test the system. Let me know if you have any trouble.

Search for Tumblebook Library or click here: 

It will look like this:

Sign in with username and password:

Username: alraja
Password: reads

Something new…Go to Tumble Tracker.

Go to Tumble Tracker

Choose the Class and Your Student Number

Choose your class and student number:

Choose class and write your class letter and number–no spaces.

When you are logged in, choose “My Assignments”:

Go to My Assignments

Your assignment will be listed. Do the assignments while you are logged in with your number. Then I will give you credit for the reading.

See assignments.

January 6, 2019
by Denise Krebs

Narrative Storytelling

We have begun a unit on narrative storytelling. One of our anchor statements is:

Students will be able to write narrative stories, both real and imaginary, using sequence of events, and developing setting, characters and motives, conflict, and resolution.

We started out today writing three sentence stories and trying to keep it a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end. Of course, we will add more details later, if we choose to. For now, though, I thought some of these #3sentencestory selections from #arsbh were stunning.

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