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Garden Tag Information by Mrs. Bailey

Every year I bring my fourth graders to my house for Science-on-the-Deck. I like to teach them to think like a scientist: to observe and to ask questions. I also like to use my flowers to show that the Garden Tags give me important information to help them grow. This year the hibiscus provided ...

Pattie Bailey’s 4B

Poetry ~ in a Few Words by Pattie Bailey While my family complains that I rarely follow Thomas Jefferson’s advice (Never use two words when one will do), I love forms of poetry that are short. The 4-B Kids had begun learning about haiku before the unexpected, lengthy break from school. ...

“In Our Opinion…” The 4-B Kids

We’ve been writing opinion pieces in 4-B. We’ve focused on important (to us) topics: “Which is better: indoor recess or outdoor recess - in Iowa - in January?” “Mittens or Gloves? THAT is the question.” As with most things, I have my own opinion and am not afraid to express it. The ...

Pattie Bailey’s 4B

Poetry ~ in a Few Words by Pattie Bailey While my family complains that I rarely follow Thomas Jefferson’s advice (Never use two words when one will do), I love forms of poetry that are short. The 4-B Kids had begun learning about haiku before the unexpected, lengthy break from school. ...

“In Our Opinion…” The 4-B Kids

We’ve been writing opinion pieces in 4-B. We’ve focused on important (to us) topics: “Which is better: indoor recess or outdoor recess - in Iowa - in January?” “Mittens or Gloves? THAT is the question.” As with most things, I have my own opinion and am not afraid to express it. The ...

Mrs. Bailey’s 4B

There’s Gotta Be a Better Story by Mrs. Bailey Friday morning I was waiting in the Gathering Area for the 4-B Kids. I wanted to see their reaction when they saw my face - scratches on my nose, a bruise on my cheek, a big fat lip. I didn’t tell them what had happened. We had a common start ...

Mrs. Bailey’s 4B

There's Gotta Be a Better Story by Mrs. Bailey Friday morning I was waiting in the Gathering Area for the 4-B Kids. I wanted to see their reaction when they saw my face - scratches on my nose, a bruise on my cheek, a big fat lip. I didn't tell them what had happened. We had a common start for ...

The Rebel Way By Jenna Potter

GR Elementary shows a lot about the Rebel Way. Each grade has a trait that represents what our school is. Our traits are resilient, caring, thankful, respectful, responsible, trustworthy, and a positive role model. When somebody shows any of those Rebel traits we all know they are a Rebel ...

The 4-B Kids ~ Keeping Me Young at Heart by Pattie Bailey

I was listening to the Sinatra station driving from Em’s Saturday night. When Frank started singing “Young at Heart,” I was transported to a long, long ago birthday. Mother & Dad made a point of making my Christmas-time birthday special, and this usually included dinner at the Elk’s ...