Krebs' Class Blogs

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

May 2, 2011
by Denise Krebs

Meme: What are you proud of?

I’ve seen the word meme, but I never knew what it was. Today our class was tagged to participate in a meme for the blogging challenge, so I went to Wikipedia and found out a meme is a replicator of ideas. “The concept comes from an analogy: as genes transmit biological information, memes can be said to transmit ideas and belief information.” (Wikipedia)

OK, so we are going to spread this meme around the world. Our ideas are about personal pride. Here is the meme theme. (Hey, that’s a terse verse.)

Describe one of the things you have done in life, that makes you glow with pride.

Many wonderful things in my life bring me pride–my long happy marriage, my two delightful children, and my teaching career are some of them. However, today the one thing I’ve done in life that makes me glow with pride is that I graduated from college. I went to a state university in California. I lived at home and worked so I could pay my way through college. I have six brothers and sisters, and I was the first one to get a Bachelor’s degree. That’s one of the things that makes me glow with pride.

Now it’s your turn. What are you proud of? Some of my students will be writing blog posts about what they are proud of, and we are tagging these teachers and classes to join the meme.

What is one thing you are glowingly proud of? Miss Trask and class, Ms. Chesebro and class, Mr. Heinrichs and class, Ms. Edwards and students, Mrs. Allen and classes, and Mrs. Wilson and class.

April 9, 2011
by Denise Krebs

Can You Read My Rebus?

Rebus from

I know many of you can relate to the message in the rebus above! A fellow student challenger’s post inspired me. Michaela’s picture sentence made me think of a site that makes cool rebus puzzles.

Try making your own and other cool word art at The name for this fun site can be hard to remember, but I usually think of the word festival, which means a celebration or party. Then I can remember the name, for this site is a festival of word art!

Try all the fun stuff, but here are directions for using the rebus maker. When you first go to the site, you’ll see this menu bar. Scroll over with the right arrow.

click here

Next, choose Text Layout and Rebus:
Screen shot 2011-04-09 at 3.04.22 PM

Delete the default message.

Delete the default text.

Add your own message and click on “Layout Text.”

Add your message and click to make a rebus.

Your rebus comes up on a new screen…

Rebus that says, "Write your own message here." Can you see it?

This rebus says, "Write your own message here." Can you see it?

Here is another one for you to try. Click on it to make it larger.

What is the message in this rebus?

The second word in the last puzzle is “is”? Can anyone figure out why? I can’t. Please leave a comment and explain if you can help us.

Also, after you decode it, please leave a comment to answer the question?

Visit a Glogster about for more fun!

March 23, 2011
by Denise Krebs

Greetings in French!

Eiffel Tower

Bienvenue dans Blogs classe de Krebs. La fille de Mme Krebs est d’apprendre à parler français, alors elle lui a demandé de vérifier l’exactitude de la traduction Google dans ce blog.

Un garçon dont le blog que nous avons visités, Harrison, est né au Québec et il a compté jusqu’à dix en français, donc je vais utiliser son compte ici, aussi. Zéro, un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix. Nous n’avons pas appris le français dans notre école, mais nous avons un professeur d’espagnol.

This post is for Week 3 Student Challenge.
Photo by Ella Mullins on Flickr with Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

March 19, 2011
by Denise Krebs

Way to go, Bloggers!

Congratulations to these Krebs’ Class Bloggers who were featured on the “Visit These” blog page this week. Molly, Ryan, Allison, Crystal, Abby
If you don’t know how to get on the visit page, ask one of them.

Congratulations to Nicole and Brittany whose blogs were recommended by other students.


  1. Mr. Heinrich asked us to take a survey, so his class can get to know Division 19’s readers. Click here for the survey.
  2. Make connections with the students who have come to visit your blogs.
  3. Visit other student blogs and leave comments. Or go visit someone in the Cool Classes blogroll. Be sure to review and use our Commenting Guidelines.


  1. Make a post about Week 2 or Week 3 Challenges and link back to the Challenge page.
  2. If you don’t have a working counter or map on your blog, get one.

You can ask for help from Mrs. Krebs, Vanessa, Chandler or others who know how to put widgets into their blog.


  1. Do three or more activities on Week 3 Challenges.
  2. Get a blogging challenge badge and add it to your sidebar. Here’s how: Open the badge image and save the URL. Add it to your Playground post as an image URL. Then copy the HTML code and put it in a widget text box.
  3. Check out some of the cool widgets that other bloggers have and get one for your blog.
  4. Leave a comment on Week 3 Challenges telling what you did for Challenge 3 with a link back to your blog.

March 12, 2011
by Denise Krebs

Sharing Our Research with the World

We are so excited to be joining the Student Blogging Challenge! Enjoy our latest posts based on research the students have done.

7th Graders

8th Graders

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