Monday, November 8, 2010

Material World

In class we will take time to look into the book Material World. We talked a little bit about the book today. 16 photographers traveled to 30 nations around the globe and took picture of the families outside their homes, surrounded by ALL of its possessions.

Tonight, look around your bedroom and picture in your mind what your portrait would like if one of the photographers visited you. Explain the mental picture in your head and then explain how you feel about it and what your thoughts are about the possessions that were in your bedroom. What if the photographer took a picture of all the possessions in your entire home? Do you think that you could give up some of the possessions? Do you need all of these possessions?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What is poverty?

The official definition of poverty is:

the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence.
deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil.

What is your definition? Is it similar to this? What "part" of poverty seems like the most difficult to you (ex: not knowing when you will have your next meal, not having a home, not having enough clothes to keep you warm)?

Name at least one thing you can do right now to be more appreciative of what you have?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

20/20 Challenge

Take another look at the poster for the NAIS 20/20 Challenge. What do you think the picture represents? Do you think our class can make a difference? Why or why not?

20/20 Poster

**Don't forget to include your first name in your post.:)

Monday, September 20, 2010

And the blog goes on...

I am so excited for my new class to continue working on this blog. I have enjoyed keeping the blog going so that we can look back at the growth of both the blog and the classes! Your first entry should be about blogging. What do you think of when you first hear the word blog? Are you excited to begin blogging, why or why not? Have you ever used a blog before this year?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Calling Former Students...

I was wondering if any former students were still following the blog? It would be great to hear from you and get an update on how the new school year has started off for you. This could also be a great place to post advice for my current fifth graders:)

Happy New School Year!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Hi Guys,
I am not sure if many (or any) of you are checking this over the summer...I can only imagine the fun things we could be writing about from your summer adventures (hikes, camps, backyard fun, sports, vacations, etc.) I would love for you to blog about any of those or something else interesting from your summer vacation.

Happy summering,
Mrs. W

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The END...

Hi Guys!! Can you believe you are so close to your graduation? Are you excited about leaving the lower school? Tell me your favorite memory of lower school AND what you are most looking forward to in the middle school. I can't wait to see you tomorrow.

Mrs. W

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What's going on in Mrs. Wilson's class?

Hi Guys!
I hope things are going well and that you are being your best self for Mrs. G. You are so fortunate to have such a great substitute. I can't wait to hear about your last society meeting. Did you enjoy the 6th graders visit? How was the Wax Museum? You can use this space to update me on how you are and what is going on with you. Looking forward to your replies.

The baby and I are adjusting to life at home. He mainly just eats and sleeps for now (which is a little disappointing for his big brother). I will either send or post some pictures for you all to see soon. I am using the advice you all gave at the shower...most of it anyway:).

Mrs. W

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What has been your favorite or least favorite part so far?
What has been your favorite or least favorite part so far?

What has been your favorite or least favorite part so far?

Adventure Novels

We have been enjoying adventure novels by Will Hobbs. Although we haven't finished, please comment on your favorite or least favorite part of the book so far!

Monday, February 22, 2010


We have spent the last few weeks learning about numerous poetry terms and types of poems. We have read a variety of poems as well as written our own. Please include a poem you have written (be sure to include the type of poem). Don't forget your first name!

There once was a boy with no name
All of his work looked the same
Until one shocking day
when he came to say
Hey- that "A" is work I'll claim!
Mrs. W

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Literature Circles

We just finished reading some great Fantasy novels! Post which book you read, and if you would recommend this to someone else? Why or why not? If you are not from our class but have read any of these novels or would recommend another fantasy novel, please post!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


TICK TOCK...the time has escaped us again. We have been busy getting back into our routine since break. We are about to begin our POETRY Unit (one of my favorites). Use this space to write about your favorite poem and/or your favorite type of poem. We will be adding some of our poems as we write over the next few weeks.