Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Li'l Barton Needs a Warm Place to Stay

Sending out a distress call! I need someone who can take care of our dear friend Barton next week. I'll be out of town, and won't be able to feed him every day like I normally do.

If you can (make sure and ask your ma and pa, chillens!), and you'll be in town the whole time, please let me know by leaving me a comment here. Whoever leaves it first will get him.

Act fast, because time is running out!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Crawling Through the Wreckage

You guys should see my classroom now. I know I'm moving my room back to the fifth grade area, but my old room is now completely blank with the exception of the back counter. No desks, not even my desk. It's crazy. I no longer have a computer, although rumor has it that I'm getting a flat screen, so it's about time. Also, you can't really walk through the hallway outside Mr. Vahle's and my room because there's all the desks and everything out there.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Duds

Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you. I changed the format! What do you think?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Relaying for Life

As Mr. C. told you, Relay for Life went very well. It was a lot of fun! I stayed for the entire 24 hours. The weather was frustrating to me, though. During the day it was really hot outside (lots of sunburn), and in the night it was unbelievably cold. I think everyone in our tent had their sleeping bags or blankets over their heads. In the morning, everyone was awake except for me. It was overcome by the light. It took awhile for me to adjust. All in all, I ran about six or seven miles, which is a little more than twice the distance I ran last year, so I'm satisfied. I hope all of you who ran it enjoyed it, and I hope that everyone joins in next year. It is a lot of fun!

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Hey hey, guys! It was good to see so many of you yesterday and today: Emma, Andrew, Michael, Jake, Chris, Laura, Aaron, Eric, and Erin all showed up to the Relay for Life. (And I really hope someone will tell me if I left anyone out!) You guys' luminary bags looked great last night all lit up in the dark. It was a real test of patience to get them all put up and taken down, but it was well worth it.

Altogether, Carmel raised almost $60,000! Not too bad for the second year, huh? Plus, Fishers and Westfield both had theirs this same weekend, so I think it's pretty incredible.

I'm sorry I didn't get to visit with you guys more than I did. There were so many people there that I needed to talk to. I even brought some things for you guys: your sticks of destiny, your attendance sticks, some DOLs...(speaking of which, next year the Fergusons are totally doing the Relay). I'm sorry I didn't get them to you--so many of you left before I had a chance to run to my car. Don't worry, I've still got them, and I'll get them to you one day in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.

Thanks for all your help! Mark your calendars: same Bat-time, same Bat-channel next year! Be there AND be square!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Sir Grumpington Turtlesworth

Hello again, erstwhile students and families.

I want to remind everyone that this Saturday (and a little bit of Sunday) is the Relay for Life! Just in case you've forgotten. And at 1:00 is the "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" show, so make sure you come on out to take on any takers. Actually, if you could show up at about noon so that we can go over everything, that would be even better.

Hope everyone's had a great beginning to their summer. Barton is still with us; he's doing just fine. He didn't want to come out and say hello today (you know how grumpy he can get).

Saturday, June 2, 2007


Yes, this blog is still alive! And I did permit anyone to comment on here who wants to. I didn't realize that setting was like that. Sorry. It was actually pretty easy to fix.

I realize our last two weeks of school went relatively uncatalogued, but it was a good two weeks, I tell ya. We had a huge amount of fun, managed to learn a thing or two, heard some wonderful performances during the choir show and the talent show, caught crayfish (which all, guess those should have just been left in the wild).

Okay, so the Relay for Life is coming up this week. As you can see in the post below, the students have come up with questions for our part. I may have to make up a few of my own too. I'll make sure they're ones that my students will know the answers to! (Or at least SHOULD know the answers to...ahem.) (Oh yeah, and never end your sentence with a preposition.) Come on out, guys! Come out and see all the cool stuff going on, hang out with your buds, walk the track, and raise money for cancer research!

Hope to see y'all then.

Mr. C