Monday, May 24, 2010

This week we are going to use it is an internet version of paint. The only difference is is that when you are done you can click share and it will give you a link to share your drawing with others using other social networking sites. I have mine linked below.

Ms. Harris

I have enjoyed having each of you in my class this year and I hope you have an AWESOME Summer!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Chicken Pictures

It is nearing the end of another school year! I thought I would post some pictures of the chickens. These will be the last ones. I will also post some pictures from the hatch! Look at how much they have changed in a little over a month! I really enjoyed doing this project with each of you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010

This week our Second Graders are going to learn how to use a program that inserts their faces into a video. There are TONS of websites for digital camera fun but I decided that this one was probably the best.

Hero Video

5th graders will be learning how to jazz up their power points using an online program called rocket slide

Below I have also posted recent pictures of the chicks. We are about to add the additional running room to their pen because they are getting so big. Some of the students are wanting me to bring one back up to school but since they are getting so big and trying to fly I do not think that is a great idea. I will keep posting pictures from time to time to keep the kids updated.

I am experiencing some problems getting the other 2 to upload so I will try again tomorrow!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Week of April 26

This week is going to be a very long but it will be another history making week at HES because our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are going to ROCK THE TAKS! I just know all of their hard work is going to pay off and end in another Exemplary Rating for our school! Kindergarten is going to be using Microsoft Paint to draw different kinds of weather. First grade is going to create their own animals using Switch-Zoo. I have updated pictures of our baby chicks that our class hatched below

Friday, April 16, 2010


We have had a busy couple of weeks with our 5th Graders Rocking the TAKS test and going to the track to prepare for our Field Day on May 7th. On Monday morning I walked in my classroom to find 3 baby chicks had hatched! On Tuesday imagine my surprise to find 10 had hatched before I made it into the classroom that day, later that day 2 more hatched. Wednesday I walked in to find 3 had hatched, and just when I thought they were done I came in Thursday morning to find one more little chick! As of today I think the eggs are done hatching we had 19 out of 23 eggs hatch!

Here are some pictures and video of our chicks!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 6 of Incubation

I tried candling this morning and I tried to take a picture of it since we are in Day 6 of incubation, but I haven't quite been able to get it to look how I want it to. So I found this picture using Google Images.

This is what the inside of our eggs at day 6 of incubation should look like. I found the image on the backyard chickens website.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Week of March 29, 2010

Tell me a couple of interesting facts that you learned while watching The Magic School Bus Cracks a Yolk.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Week of March 22, 2009

I hope everyone had a great Spring Break and I am very glad to have each one of you back! It is becoming that time of year with crazy weather watches and warnings so I feel its important to do a little research on several different kinds of severe weather as well as not so severe. I would like for you to be able to answer these questions.

What is the difference between a Watch and a Warning?

What is Terrible Tuesday? When did Terrible Tuesday take place? How Big Was it?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Week of March 8

Looks like we are going to do a little around the world adventure...are you ready for it?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Letter W Animoto

I got a little creative today and decided to see what the animoto software could do with letters of the week...

Create your own video slideshow at

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week of March 1

Sometimes it really is all about "Mii."

Hopefully you can figure everything out with this tiny clue!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Projects

Wordle Word Art:

One Avatar chose to visit the Eiffel Tower:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Week of February 22

This week most of my classes will be going to we will be figuring out how to create avatars using this program. Basically just to learn how the program works etc.

One of my 5th grade classes has earned a free day because they filled up their sticker chart for PAWSITIVE BEHAVIOR to play games on favorite links. WAY TO GO!!!!

Kindergarten will be using wordle to create word art out of the letter of the week.

Below is an example of what the avatars look like. It resembles a Mii off of Wii.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


The letter of the week for this class was the letter K:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday's Projects

With First Grade We did a picture that tells a story about them. The Zoo Project seemed to be more suited for a second grade student. We did the picture using Microsoft Paint.
If you were a girl you had a yellow circle and if you were a boy you had a brown circle.

We did a circle for the favorite color.
Purple X's for how many pets that you have.
Blue Rectangles for brothers Pink Rectangles for sisters how many rectangles is how many of each the student has.
A Triangle for the color of the students eyes.
A Zig Zag the Color of the Shirt that they were wearing.
Red Pants if you were wearing blue jeans.
L for Long Sleeved Shirt S for Short Sleeves.
A Blue Circle for Tennis Shoes an Orange Circle for Boots or Pink Circle for Slip-on Shoes.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday's Projects

Kindergarten Word Cloud Using the class letter of the week and the Beginning Stages of the first and second grade zoo.

The word cloud was created using

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The week of February 15th

In My Class this week we will be doing:

3rd and 4th grade will be doing a spreadsheet activity involving the power of a penny.

If you had the choice of being given one million dollars or a penny that will double in value everyday over a month, which would you choose? We will also experiment with different amounts.

5th Grade will be creating a Magic Square puzzle using a spreadsheet where every edge needs to add up to 15. Can they meet the challenge?

Using Kindergarten will create word art with their letters of the week with my assistance.

First Grade & Second Grade will be creating a class zoo using the Microsoft Power Point Program.