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Tracy Watanabe

Technology Integration Specialist at Apache Junction Unified School District. Peer Coach Facilitator. Tech infused learning. Innovation. Collaboration. Learning-centric pedagogy. @tracywatanabe

Homepage: http://blogs.goaj.org

Interested in our Weather?

August29

by Cali, Eva, and Hunter After reading our Blogging Buddies recent post and comments, we found that they have been interested in our weather. We looked at our weather and we have found out that today, August 29, 2013, that it is 95°F. We realized that our Australian buddies won’t know how hot that is […]

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Blogging Buddies and Quality Comments

August21

post written by Mrs. Watanabe Mrs. Renzulli’s class has the honor of having Blogging Buddies in Tasmania, Australia. Their class has started an introductory conversation with our class. Before we comment back, we need to discuss quality comments. Crafting quality comments Watch this video by Mrs. Yollis’ students to learn about quality comments: How to Compose […]

Our Class Quote of the Week

August21

by Mrs. Renzulli 2012 During last week’s story with Donavan’s Word Jar, students were asked to collect special words that they have encountered within their reading that are meaningful to them. Once they’ve found that special word, they then had to create inspirational quotes that were enlightening, motivational and or had a positive purpose. Students then had to write […]

What Does My Name Mean?

August21

by Mrs. Renzulli 2012   Have you ever asked yourself, “What does my name mean?”  Most people have some idea of their name meaning or where their name came from. You will have the chance to look up your name and of its history.  Etymology and onomastics is a great resource to do just that. […]

Our Wall Wisher

August21

by Mrs. Renzulli 2013 Please check out your Wall Wisher Board and respond to each wall. Donavan’s Word Jar My Name is Maria Isabel My Summary of My Name is Maria Isabel My Exit Card with my vocabulary My Summary on How to Babysit an Orangutan  

How to Babysit an Orangutan

August21

written by Mrs. Renzulli in 2012 Photo Credit: Valerie via Compfight Please post your summary of  How to Babysit an Orangutan. Remember you need to be professional as you post and that you are always using correct grammar. Some of the student responses were: November 2nd, 2012 at 8:13 pm christina Says: The story is called How […]

Responses

August21

written by Mrs. Renzullli in 2012 After reading My Name is Maria Isabel, what are your reflections about Maria? If you had to give some advice what would you say to Maria throughout her situation in the story? Inform me about one thing that you were interested, fascinated, or impressed with in the story? Please respond […]

Our Stories and Poems about Puffins

August21

post written by Mrs. Renzulli and class 2012 The Puffins Are Here   Here come the stranded puffins. Soon they landed. We nestled  the puffins. The adult puffins ventured for food. Some made burrows. Some ate fish. Some found  uninhabited homes. Then they instinctively leave their island to go back to the sea. By Callie […]

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My Hero

August21

post written by Mrs. Renzulli in 2012 Who is your hero? Everyone has a hero in their life or someone who has made a huge impact. As we are reading Lou Gehrig we will discover that he was a hero to his fans and has given those fans a way to enjoy baseball. As you […]

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Math Problem of the Day :)

August21

post written by Mrs. Renzulli in 2012   As part of your Math Problem of the Day, please click on the following link. Once you look at that problem please solve that number for the day and respond with your explaination on Linoit. Remember you must explain your thinking and how you got that as an […]

Figurative Language

August21

Post written by Mrs. Renzulli in 2012 As you read through these poems think about figuartive language that the author is using and discuss with your classmates what was interesting about that poem. Ask your self the following questions: Did the author use similes in their poem? Did the author use personification in their poem? […]

Facts and Opinions about Cricket in Times Square

August21

Post written by Mrs. Renzulli in December of 2012 Sometimes in a story we might have opinions and or facts that we want to share with one another. Please decide how you will share your information. Remember when stating a fact you have evidence that supports your findings. When you are stating an opinion it […]

Blogging Buddies and Quality Comments

August15

post written by Mrs. Watanabe Mrs. Renzulli’s class has the honor of having Blogging Buddies in Tasmania, Australia. Their class has started an introductory conversation with our class. Before we comment back, we need to discuss quality comments. Crafting quality comments Watch this video by Mrs. Yollis’ students to learn about quality comments: How to Compose […]


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