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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Juicy Nibble

On the street of one of my ancestors!
Where are Liv and I?

Where are we now?
Can you figure out where Luke, Florencia and I are standing?

Jersey shore, family picture time!

Welcome to fourth grade!!! My name is Mrs. ANN Williams and I teach 4th grade at Kennedy school. These are pictures from my summer vacation.  It was AMAZING!!!!!! Can you guess where I am in some of these photos?

I have posted a letter for you, and one for your family in the Important Documents gadget on the right.  Just click on those documents to learn more about 4th grade and our upcoming year.  If you have time,  scroll through our class blog to see what has been going on this summer, and to check out some of the fun that we had in room 23 last year.  Feel free to leave a comment on the blog, using the directions on the right.  Be sure to ask your parents before commenting.

The name of our blog is "The Shiny Red Apple". I hope you will find this page helpful for both parents and students.  If you are new to our blog, welcome!  If you are a returning guest, welcome back!  I'd like to share a few things with you, to guide you through using our blog.

  • Comments are welcome on our blog ~  from families as well as from our students.  You can find some instructions on how to best comment in the sidebar to the right.  Please follow the instructions and comment away!  
  • I have posted some links to important information to the right as well.  You will find summer letters to both parents and students, as well as the suggested supply list for incoming Fourth Graders.  You will also see our class handbook, which is currently being updated.
  • I try to post updates to our blog on Fridays, and very often include pictures or videos of our week.  I also try to include links(games, study guides, videos, etc.)  which could help students with homework or studying.  If you would like to follow our blog by email, there are two options.  You can enter your email in the "Follow by Email" gadget, or you can become a "Follower". Both of these options are in the section on the right.  
  • In addition to blogging, I have been working on "tweeting" information about our class.  This is a way to stay connected "in the moment" to our classroom.  You will find our tweets embedded in our blog on the right.  If you would like to follow our class on twitter, our handle is @shinyredapple23.  I have been tweeting all summer, check it out!
  • If you or other members of your family speak a different language, I've included a translator gadget at the top.  This will help  families from around the world to keep updated with your child's school activities.
  • I know some of you are anxious about starting a new class with a new teacher. If you don't know me, my name is Mrs. Ann Williams!  I have a link under the important documents gadget titled, "Meet Mrs. W".  If you visit that link, you will learn a little about me and my family.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you and getting THE BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER underway! 
Mrs. Williams

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bookworm Buzz

Here is my yearly summer book review from the beach. I can't believe that I am wearing the same hat and bathing suit as I  did last year! I have other bathing suits, trust me. 😃 See if you can find my mistake in the video. Enjoy!
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bookworm Buzz

Here are some of the books that I have been reading lately.  You can find these at the library.
Look I'm a CookLook I'm a Cook by DK Publishing
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lots of fun recipes and great directions. Liv and her friend Jay made the bruschetta and it was yummy!

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Great non fiction read and some fun recipes to try too. Enjoy!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Loved it! An oldie but a goodie. A great way to look back at life in the United States from a different point of view.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fun non fiction read about bridges. 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Some exciting at home experiments to try using this book as a guide. Have fun!

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Some interesting information about estimating which may be helpful to some students. 

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Loved the illustrations. Enjoyed learning about Ali's life as a young boy and how he got started with his boxing career.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first in a series of graphic novels in which cats are the main characters and they help save earth. Funny and just plain fun!

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The first in a series of books about a child with sneakers that give him superpowers. It will be a hit with many students.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Some funny stories told in a way that many students and parents will relate to. An oldie but a goodie.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bookworm Buzz

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her MarkI Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved it!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Loved the story and illustrations. Great mentor text for our weather unit. Lots of cross curricular connections.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Juicy Nibble

So long fourth graders, hello to fifth grade!  We had a great last week and our final class meeting of the year focused on the high/low of the year and 'betcha didn't know for the summer.  Looks like we have many people traveling!  Have fun and stay safe!
My high for the year was working with this wonderful group of young people, it has been a pleasure!
My low is that I have to say good-bye to them. 😦
My 'betcha didn't know is that we will be taking a family trip to Europe to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Have a wonderful summer vacation, read, relax, relish and repeat!
Mrs. Williams
Recommendations for next year!
Building Ferris Wheels

Saying good-bye to King Banks!
Thank you for the wonderful class gift!

Summer plans!  #fun
Injury round up for 2016-2017 #ouch

Sunday, June 18, 2017