Krebs' Class Blogs

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

March 12, 2020
by Denise Krebs

15 March Lesson – Turn Interview Into a Story

Today’s objective is to turn your interviews into stories.
I’ve created a long video to help with today’s lesson. Please watch as much of it as you need to succeed.

Click to see a Ms. Denise’s Sample Story
Click here to see the book in progress

People at School to Interview – Let me know if you want to sign up to interview anyone else.

March 3, 2020
by Denise Krebs

Vocabulary Word Puzzles

Click for the Crossword Puzzle Answer KEY
You can check your own work so do NOT return it to the teacher.

Click to learn words.


Click to play the Quizlet Match Game

Click to play Gravity

Jigsaw Puzzle

Click here to go to a jigsaw puzzle of Mohammed S.’s vocabulary hunt pictures. It works on the Firefox browser, not on Chrome.  Notice you can choose how many pieces your puzzle will have.

You can make your own puzzle at

March 2, 2020
by Denise Krebs

Flipgrid – Something New

Good morning, scholars,
1. Watch the video below.

2. Log in here:  The password is in the email.

3. Watch the MOLLY video and read the assignment on Flipgrid.

4. Choose two from these options:

  • Make a colorful and detailed picture about a new household invention.
  • Write a paragraph about the invention.
  • Make a Flipgrid video telling about the invention you created.
  • Or, do all three for advanced.

Keep learning your vocabulary words you got on Sunday. You should learn meaning and usage this time, not spelling. There will be a quiz next Tuesday, 10 March.

I wrote about the household chore invention I created.


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.

February 27, 2020
by Denise Krebs

Using Brush.Ninja in Class

We tried something new in our English class that meets in the computer lab. I asked the students to experiment with Brush.Ninja, a fun animation app I had discovered. They did. They had lots of success and fun with it. Some people shared their genius hour learning using Brush.Ninja.

June 17, 2019
by Denise Krebs

Can You Break Out?

First of all, you need to solve the puzzles on this page. You will find a three-digit combination.

  • Number 1. How many similes are in this paragraph?_____

The whole class is writing blog posts today! Some of the kids thought of good topics, and they are as busy as bees writing their posts. Do you think anyone will continue writing on the blog this summer? You know this summer it will get as hot as an oven outside, so it might be good to stay inside and do some writing on the blog. Ms. Denise looks forward to seeing your amazing posts. Please “Submit for Review” and you will be writing like a journalist.

  • Number 2. There are 7 boys on a football team. Each boy has a different position, jersey number, and height. Get each person’s jersey number. Add the seven jersey numbers (#) together and divide by 17. Round the answer to the nearest whole number. _____

1. Justin is the goalie
2. The right forward is #10
3. The goalie is 6′ 4”
4. Joe is 6′ 1”
5. Ryan is right forward
6. The person next to Ryan is #14
7. The person who is 6′ 4” is #16
8. #10 is 5′ 8”
9. The left forward is #15
10. Brad is right defense
11. Brendan is #20
12. Michael is 7′ 1”
13. Miguel is #6
14. Michael is left forward
15. #42 is right defense
16. Brad is 6′ 2”
17. #6 is center defense
18. #15 is 7′ 1”
19. #20 is 6′ 7”
20. Miguel is 5′ 10”
21. #14 is 6′ 1”
22. The person who is 6′ 7” is left defense
23. Joe is center forward

(Contributed by Michael B and Brendan D, Grade 5, Edgar Allan Poe School)

  • Number 3. Count the syllables in the following words. Which number of syllables is most common?____
  1. blog
  2. friendship
  3. alligator
  4. different
  5. avocado
  6. summer
  7. motorcycle
  8. potato
  9. cat
  10. helicopter

Now you have three numbers. Can you make a combination to open the small box?

(HINT: Put the numbers in alphabetical order.)

June 4, 2019
by Denise Krebs


Brush Ninja

Make an animation with

Click on EXPORT.

Click on Animation GIF, and EXPORT again.


Make a new blog post.

Click on Add Media>Upload Files>Select Files.

Add animation.

Insert in post.

Submit for Review.


June 2, 2019
by Denise Krebs

Nonfiction Project

You can decide which project to do, the BIOGRAPHY or LEARNING/TEACHING. Click on the title to see the rubric.

Biography Project

  1. Choose a person you can learn about. Find a lot of choices here on Ducksters Biographies for Kids. Here are some Islamic scholars and scientists on Ducksters.
  2. Learn about your special person. Notice at the bottom of each article on Ducksters there is a quiz and an audio recording that you can listen and follow along. 
  3. Write a short piece about your character using first-person perspective. (That means you pretend to be that person, saying “I did this and that.”) Complete these sentence starters:
    • I was born…
    • I work as…
    • My family is…
    • Something I enjoy is…
    • I am proud of…
    • At the end of my life I…
  4. Have your sentences proofread for spelling and grammar.
  5. Write the sentences (or notes to help you remember) on 3×5 cards.
  6. Practice reading the cards until you don’t have to read them so much.
  7. Sign up for a time to present.
  8. Dress up like the person and present to the class.

Learning / Teaching Project

  1. Choose a topic you can learn about. Find a lot of choices here about History, Geography, and Science.
  2. Learn something new about your topic. Notice the links at the bottom to help you read with understanding. 
  3. Complete a graphic organizer with the main idea and supporting details.
  4. Write a short piece about your topic where you are teaching your audience about the topic.
    • Ask a question for an introduction.
    • State the main idea in a sentence.
    • Add three supporting details in 3-6 sentences.
    • End with a concluding sentence.
  5. Have your sentences proofread for organization, spelling, and grammar.
  6. Write the sentences (or notes to help you remember) on 3×5 cards.
  7. Make an animation to illustrate something you will teach us.
  8. Practice reading the cards until you don’t have to read them too much.
  9. Sign up for a time and present to the class.

May 29, 2019
by 26a11hassan

What is Green?

What is Green?

A colour poem by Hassan

Green is an apple in the grass.

Green is the smell of happiness.

Green is the sight of the forest.

Green is the taste of the vegetable.

Green is the sound of tree

Green is the touch of green apple

The age of green is 4 years old

Green moves like a frog

Green is my second favourite colour.  

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