Monday, May 20, 2013

2012 Washington Achievement Award

Mrs. Stuckart announced last week that Sunnyland had been awarded one of the 2012 Washington State Achievement Awards. Learn more about how schools are selected for this award here.
Read the Bellingham Public Schools press release here.
Way to go Sunnyland! Thanks to all staff, parents, and of course students for making this possible!

Use a Protractor

At this point of the year, students have learned to identify lines and angles. They should be able to define, describe, draw and identify examples of parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines. They should also be able to identify and draw examples of acute, right, and obtuse angles.

Next we will be measuring angles by using a protractor.

For some great explanations and practice, visit this page.

March 18-29

Thanks Devin for working on this Animoto of the events and activities from March.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our First Mystery Skype!

Today we Skyped with a class from...Massachusetts! It was really fun. Neither class of students knew where the other was located until the questioning ended.

Here are our new friends! They had done this before, so they were really organized. 

Julia and Xavier got us started by sharing a little about our current weather.
Linnea and Dyna shared about Washington's climate.

Famous people who were born in Washington!
Next, it was their turn to share clues about where they are from.
Gavin using the iPad to search for answers.

Eli is working hard to type all the responses!

Atlases come in handy, too.
Fiona reading one of the questions to our new friends. 

While it was fun sharing clues and trying to figure out where our friends were located, one of my favorite parts of our Mystery Skype was the sharing we did about ourselves at the end. We talked about what we like to do for fun, what kinds of pets we have, what we like about our schools, and several students told what languages they speak at home other than English. Wow! Both of our classes have students who speak another language! How terrific!

Well, once again, we had a great time participating in this Mystery Skype. Thank you SO MUCH to our new friends, the Ladybugs  from John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Franklin, MA which is right next to another town called Bellingham! Fun stuff.

Please comment!

  • What was the most fun about our Skype today?
  • What is something you learned about Washington or about Massachusetts?
  • Have you been to Massachusetts or other places on the east coast? What was it like? What things were similar to the West Coast? What was different?
  • What are some other questions you'd like to ask students from other places?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Almost There!

The 2012-2013 students in room 12 are going to become only the second of my classes to read over 200,000 minutes (outside of school) in one year. Their latest total is...

Myspace Glitter Graphics -

Origins of Our Solar System

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Use Voki to Say Thanks!

We have an incredible staff at Sunnyland, and this week was Administrative Professionals Day, so we used Voki to say thank you to Mrs. McKay and Mrs. Hubbard for the awesome job they do.

Here are a few of the students' creations:


Actually, there is only one right now due to technical difficulties. I hope to have this figured out soon.