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Thursday, June 18, 2020

A Big Bite

Handshakes, Highfives and Hugs on our last day!  Oh, and a video of Mr. Williams and me dancing on the last Dance Party celebration. Thanks for a great year!  Enjoy your summer; eat lots of ice cream, wear sunscreen, drink lemonade, make art, play music, exercise, relax and READ, READ,
 READ!!!! Good luck in 5th grade.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Seniors 2020

***Updated June 5th-see new slides below***

Every year I attend Franklin High School Graduation.  I head to the cafeteria to see the Seniors, my former 4th graders, to take a picture with them and find out their plans for the future before they walk into the gymnasium.  Then, on Friday night, while they are enjoying the all night party, I post the pictures to the blog.  This has been one of the highlights of my career; getting to see my students, all grown up and heading out into the world to blaze new paths and make their mark.  This year I have had to come up with a different plan.  I emailed as many of them as I coud track down and asked them to create a slideshow for me to share, just like I would  any other year. This year's Senior class is one of the FINEST!!! They were in a class of 26 in 4th grade and many of them have stayed in Franklin.  A fewof those who have not stayed in Franklin have been in touch. These incredible JFK Ladybugs are going to do so many amazing things with their lives; there are going to be teachers, artists, engineers, business people, scientists, and musicians, one of whom will attend MY alma mater, The College of St. Rose! One of these outstanding seniors is joining the United States Army and I think this is just WONDERFUL!!!!  Some of them are still deciding what they are going to do with their lives and that is OKAY!! It is difficult to know what you want to do EXACTLY with your life when you are 17 or 18.  They will figure it out, I know, because they are hard working, determined and special human beings.  Go forth Ladybugs, be happy, live in peace, follow your dreams and make yourselves proud.  I'm already proud of you. 
Mrs. Williams

Monday, May 4, 2020

A Big Bite

Thank you everyone for such a wonderful surprise!  I love it!!!!
Made with Padlet

Friday, May 1, 2020

Author Alert!!!

Here is a great video from Lauren Tarshis, the author of the I Survived series.  It is a virtual school visit and I love it! Check it out!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Juicy Nibble

In case you didn't see these videos on the Choice Board, here they are!  I am with my cat sibling, Lady Deadlock; my dog nephew, Keva; and my dog niece, Ruby.  Who is your favorite?  Lady Deadlock has TWO literary names, watch the video to learn the other and leave a comment if you know what book is referenced by her other nickname.

Juicy Nibble

Here are some photos from last week.  Ask your child to tell you more about them.  Please check your email for a message from the 4th grade team.  Thanks!  Also, keep up with the Twitter feed on the right...lots of great information and resources for students and families while we engage in remote learning.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Juicy Nibble

The students are LOVING our unit on mythology.  Here are two Mythic Warrior videos that we did not watch in class but that the students have asked me to post.  Enjoy!