Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Welcome to a New School Year!

Welcome students and families! We're excited for a brand new school year.

We're looking forward to partnering with you in the education of your child. We've set up this classroom blog for students to express their thoughts, opinions and ideas on an array of topics. Look for information to come home early in the school year on how to access the blog, as well as guidelines for acceptable use and privacy safeguards. We hope this will become a means to keep you connected to what goes on in our classroom. We feel this affords kids a unique opportunity to extend the walls of their classroom to the greater community abroad. Your kids will have many great ideas to share and, we're sure, would appreciate your personal feedback. Please feel free to share this site with friends and family as well.

Mr. Converse and Mrs. Cavanaugh (ConCav)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Former Student Book Recommendation

Here's a recommendation of a book, sent by Will, a former 5th grader. Thanks, Will!

Book Recommendation
By: Will H


Septimus Heap, the seventh son of a seventh son, disappears the night he his born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow- a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take her into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what happened to their beloved son Septimus.

Former Student Suggestion for 50 States Help!

From Valya, a former 5th grader, a couple of great websites to help you prepare for your States test! Thanks, Valya!