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I guess I should be excited that our website is a little more user friendly! We are into January and the students are having fun with crayfish in Science, Fables in reading and we are starting our student treasure books next week. We are also completing assessments so that you can see them with the report cards at the end of the month. 
Posted by KEMPPAME  On Jan 06, 2016 at 9:55 AM
I am amazed at how time flies. Today was the end of the first marking period. It has been a great year so far. I really like my class and I think they like each other. I thought having a 2/3 building would take some getting used to, but I am loving it. I really enjoy the people I work with and the parents from the other buildings. Of course I love the kids. No question there.
Posted by KEMPPAME  On Nov 08, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Today I got our room ready and I am so excited to meet all of you on the 7th!! I am looking forward to a great school year together!
Posted by KEMPPAME  On Sep 01, 2010 at 6:03 PM 3 Comments
Hi there and welcome to my blog.  A blog is an on-line journal.  You can read the latest entries and post comments if you'd like.
Posted by rahamaje  On Mar 09, 2010 at 3:07 PM 3 Comments
Welcome back, one and all! It is a pleasure to see all of the staff and students that came back for the first day of school for 2010. There were a few stragglers and sickies (and I can identify, since we had the flu at our house during the holidays!), but - for the most part - we all came back well rested and well fed. My house was bustling with activity during the break, whether my daughter was there or not. On Christmas Eve, we visited with my mom and step-dad, and then on Christmas morning we picked Laurel up from her grandmother's house and traveled out to Howell to spend the day with my dad and step-mom and the rest of the extended family. On December 26, we visited with friends in from out of town (which was nice since we hadn't seen them in a couple of months), but the night of the 26th and all of the 27th was pretty unhappy as the stomach flu paid us an unwelcome visit. New Year's Eve was uneventful. We watched Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest as the ball fell in New York City, and it made me sad, but also hopeful for the new year. I made a commitment to rededicate myself to making a difference for all of my students this year. I think that we at Polk have always worked hard to do what's best for the kids, but every year I like to make a new commitment to my students. I would encourage you all to do the same... to make a commitment to your children to help them do better in school, to be a better friend, to be a better person. We can all use a little encouragement from time to time, and our kids are no different. In any case, those of us at Polk Elementary are thrilled to be back at school (and I'm pretty sure that most of you are happy to have your kids back at school, too!). Here's hoping for a New Year even better than the last, be it for each of us personally, for our friends and family, for the State of Michigan, for the United States, and for the world as a whole. MJB
Posted by Guest  On Jan 04, 2010 at 10:23 AM 20 Comments
Well third graders we have made it through week number one! You are all super students.  I am so glad I have met you all, and look ahead to our bright and outstanding year ahead!
Posted by Guest  On Sep 14, 2009 at 7:15 PM
Are you all ready?  The first day is almost here.  Eat well, get enough rest and let's learn:)
Posted by Guest  On Sep 02, 2009 at 1:45 PM
This year's theme for our classroom is <span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="color: rgb(139, 0, 0);">Be the Change.</span></span>  The idea comes from the Mahatma Gandhi quote, "You must be the change you want to see in the world."  <div><br></div><div>Fourth grade is an important year.  Our students are coming to an age where they are developing freedom of thought, choosing the principles they will live by, and learning what it means to be a productive citizen in our community.  Their growth in those areas will be molded by what they learn, what they read, and what they observe. </div><div><br></div><div>As I guide them in their learning, I'm going to push them to think about what they'll do with what they learn.  Our school, our community, our state, and our country are all in a position to make some changes.  Through our studies, students will begin to understand that with their new skills, and new experiences, THEY can see and become the changes that we need.  In addition, they can look inward, and start to be the change that they need for themselves.  </div><div><br></div><div>As we urge our students to BE the CHANGE, I truly believe that we'll start to see young people that make life-improving decisions for themselves, their families, and the world.   </div><div><br></div><div>Students:  What changes would you like to see...</div><div><br></div><div>in yourself?</div><div><br></div><div>in your neighborhood?</div><div><br></div><div>in your school?</div><div><br></div><div>in your city?</div><div><br></div><div>in other people?</div><div><br></div><div>in your family?</div><div><br></div><div>How can YOU show the world what things should be like?  </div>
Posted by Guest  On Aug 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM
1st and 4th Hour Students, today. Friday, March 26  you will read several short articles. After reading several of these articles: Pick one article, and write a short summary and post to this blog.                                                                                                                                                Include the most important details.           2. You will also be sharing the article with the whole class, or with other person in the class.                      Your blog posting will be graded like a quiz grad Grading Rubric: Summary has all the important details.(up to 5 points) Summary is written in standard English.(Up to 5 points) Correct Punctuation and capitalization.(Up to 5 points)
Posted by SABATIMA  On Mar 26, 2010 at 8:46 AM 4 Comments