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April 25, 2016
by Denise Krebs

Snowy and Patch

1461585078034 (1)We have two class pets. They live in our classroom, but sometimes on long weekends and holidays, the pets go home with one of the students. Here are their adventures in the words of the students.

I love Snowy and Patch. I gave them cucumbers. I played with them so much. They like to drink water. They even like to lick my hand. I like to touch them so much. They love me so much. Even Zayna loves them. Even Danah loves them.


I like Snowy and Patch. They are so cute pets. Zayna, Danah, and Muneera like them too. Their beautiful names are Snowy and Patch–cute names. There eyes are so cute. The cutest pets in the world ever and ever.


Snowy and Patch are different, just like me and you. They like to do and eat different things. Like Snowy likes to be held in my arms, but Patch like to move around. Both of them enjoy going to sleep at night. Snowy and Patch are usually scared to come out in busy places, but once they realize what you’re doing, they are more comfortable with you carrying them.


I always gave Snowy and Patch cucumbers and carrots and lettuce. I had a nice day with the Guinea pigs in my house. They feel happier if I gave them vegetables. My mother and my father and me and my sister liked them. When my sister saw them, she said, “I want to carry them, but I can’t. Can you help me?” And I helped her, and she pictured them on her knee. I wish that I have guinea pigs like Mrs. Denise. I like them to stay with me.


Some Things We Have Learned About Guinea Pigs

  • They are small mammals. They are about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds. They are good pets with children. ~Muneera
  • I learned the guinea pigs love to eat fruit and vegetables, and even me–I like fruit and vegetables. I learn they are heavy and big. ~Mariam
  • Guinea pigs are small sociable, ‘chatty’ rodents. In the wild, they live in close family groups of 5-10. Usually the first signs of illness in your guinea pig are lack of appetite and lethargy. You should avoid feeding iceberg lettuce, shelled nuts, or seeds. They should have no dairy products and candy. ~Zayna
  • I learned that the guinea pigs like to eat most vegetables. I learned that the guinea pigs are like big mice. I learned that the guinea pigs are heavy and big. I learned that they are kind and good for the children. ~Jumana



February 4, 2013
by makennascs18


Today during study hall I went to MorgueFile and I found a picture of cupcakes. Here is the link to the picture before I edited it. Then I went to BeFunky to edit the picture. First I cropped the picture a little. Then I made it so that there would be four pictures of the cupcakes. When I was done I put the word cupcakes on it and added a border on the outside.

The reason why I used the picture of the cupcakes is because I thought that they looked really good. I think if you ever need to edit a picture I think you should use BeFunky because it is a good picture editing website. Here is a picture that I edited.

By MaKenna

Here is the picture I edited.

January 24, 2013
by Denise Krebs
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We’re Learning About Canada

We are a group of seventh grade geography students. We are learning about the provinces and territories in Canada. The ten provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. The three territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.

We would love to Skype with other classes or teachers or experts in as many different provinces and territories as we can.

Can you help? Thanks! Let us know here in a comment or on Twitter @krebsclass

E Pluribus Anthony, transferred to Wikimedia Commons by Kaveh (log), optimized by Andrew pmk.

May 18, 2012
by Denise Krebs

Research Workshop Products

The last two weeks of school, history students were given time to research a topic they wanted to learn. Students were engaged and actively learning about a subject they cared about. Then they created a product to show their learning. Here are a few of their products…

An animap by Jason and Andrew of Sherman’s March to the Sea, Part 1.

Click to see the Animap on the webpage.

Sherman’s March Animap, Part 2.

Vanessa made a simulation board game to show some of the hardships slaves faced when trying to escape.

Another good product was a Fakebook page, which was an excellent way to show learning. Fakebook can be found at Click here to see Shiann’s fictionalized Brett family fakebook page.

Click to visit the Brett Family Fakebook page.

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