Monthly Archives: December 2013

Have You Ever Read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?

In the Dark Ages before DVDs, YouTube, and streaming TVs, “The Wizard of Oz” was shown on TV around Christmas time every year for 30 years on CBS starting in 1959. I remember watching it once a year with my … Continue reading

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Happy 65th Anniversary Mom and Dad!

I usually use this blog for school-related subjects, but I can’t resist mentioning that today, Dec. 23, 2013, is my parents’ 65th anniversary.  My parents personified what good parenting is all about and I hope that has informed the way … Continue reading

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Kellen’s Excellent New Zealand Adventure–Part IV

Along the way from Christchurch to Waimate we stopped at the Cookie Time factory store. They make delicious cookies. Their car is a Mini Clubman. It looked cool painted with cookies. We went to my Dad’s friend Dave’s farm. It … Continue reading

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Class Notes for Dec. 16-20, 2013

Set some time aside this Friday morning to join us the the Second Annual 4th Grade Holiday Breakfast and Singalong! The action starts at 8:15 in Ms. Rotwein’s room and then moves over to Ms. Sarah’s room at 9:00 for … Continue reading

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Kellen’s Excellent New Zealand Adventure– Part III

On Friday the 13th we drove to Christchurch. My parents used to live here before my sister and I were born. In 2010 and 2011 there were two major earthquakes which did considerable damage in the downtown area. The city … Continue reading

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The Hour (and Fifteen Minutes) of Code

Our class participated in the Hour of Code project with approximately 12 million (and counting) other students around the world, making it the largest educational event in history. Many of the students in our class were paired up with their … Continue reading

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Kellen’s Excellent New Zealand Adventure–Part II

We went to Puzzling World in the town of Wanaka which is a museum of optical illusions. The Ames Forced Perspective Room is an optical illusion that made me seem taller than Charlotte. We also solved the labyrinth; we had to … Continue reading

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