Thursday, August 22, 2013


Welcome back to Pence! I hope everyone had an awesome summer! I am soo excited to get back to class. Not just to teach, but to meet everyone and get to know you! Fourth grade is an amazing year and we are going to have a blast!!
I want to let everyone know if you ever have any questions or concerns to contact me in any way! Email-call-visit!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Faculty Follies

Well if you missed the performance, here it is!
Check out our Pence Video and the Oreo illusion (Pence staff, including me). Enjoy!
Click the link below to watch the show!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Field Trips

UPDATE: 3 field trips this week!

  1. TUESDAY May 21st:  Wetland wrap up. NO SACK LUNCH, comfortable clothes. *No mud
  2. WEDNESDAY May 22nd: Jefferson Co. Trip. SACK LUNCH NEEDED. Old clothes and mud boots!!
  3. THURSDAY May 23rd: Science Center of Des Moines. SACK LUNCH NEEDED. Arrive at Pence at 7:40 AM- return by 5:00 pm. Make arrangements now!


WOW! What an amazing evening! Thank you so much to Pence Pals for putting on such a fun filled night. I was so impressed seeing all of the families that showed up. Yes, even the ones who came just to pie me in the face! You are all such a great group of people, I can't get hold a grudge! :)
Also, thank you to the few that brought in items for our Ice Cream Sundae basket! We had a great turn out during the silent auction for our basket. All of the $ earned will go back into our classroom, so THANK YOU!
Because my face was covered in whip cream, I do not personally have pictures to put up! But, I will get some soon, stay posted!

Monday, April 8, 2013


Our class has been a pilot for a few technology resources. You may have heard your student talking about sites like Edmodo, Wixie, their emails, and now Glogster. Our students at Fairfield Community School district are lucky to have access to the technology that we do. Every student is given their own personal email with their parents permission. Having the emails has made it easier for our student to log into these programs. The latest we have been exploring is Glogster EDU. Students have been studying the Northeast Region in Social Studies. For our final project students have chosen a state from the region and researched it. Then they used Glogster EDU to present their information by creating an online poster. Here is a quick video of some of their work. Feel free to get online and have them show you their work!

Spring Pictures!

TOMORROW is Spring Picture Day! Be sure to dress everyone dresses their best and smiles big! :)

Book Share Projects

Coming Soon! Our fourth grade class is getting tech savy! We are currently working on a book share project using Glogster. It is an online poster making tool. Students will choose their FAVORITE book that they have read this year. Not just any book, a book they read during fourth grade! Glogster has many cool features like adding pictures, text, videos, and voice! We can't wait to show you all our favorite books!