Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Time

Yesterday, we decorated the room for Christmas, and all the mascots from the last couple years came back. We also wrapped presents from Santa's Workshop.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Minecraft Math

Here is the first Mine Craft Math project created by a group of students in my classroom. In order to solve it, you must be on the correct iPad. We are working on creating projects that create their own worlds, so anyone can play on any machine. Skills being tested are those from Grade 5, Go Math, Unit 2.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

We are Patriotic!

Check out the Constitution book the Fantastic Ferrets made. They are mailing out copies of it to their heroes and people they admire.

The Fantastic Ferrets are very patriotic. You should also check out their Class Election Site!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Guinea Pig Wedding

On Wednesday, the Fantastic Ferrets had a wedding between the Guinea Pigs, Panda and Petunia. It was a very exciting time. Our mascot Lilly, was the flower girl.The chinchillas and the other pets were very excited. Everybody took pictures. The wedding was the most fun anybody in the classroom ever had. The 5 minute after party was not bad at all either. So now Petunia and Panda are lovely husband and wife.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

International Google Hangout!

Today, the Fantastic Ferrets did a Google Hangout with teachers and students from North Dakota, New Zealand, California, Australia, and Illinois. Wow! It was fantastic! You can check out the recording below. We show up about twelve minutes into the video.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wear Pink!

Today students and staff alike wore pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Meet the latest member of our Fantastic Ferret family. We named this beautiful female guinea pig, Petunia. She and Panda seem to really like each other. Maybe someday in the future they will get married and have babies together!

United Way

Greenville teachers support Mercer United Way!

Friday, September 27, 2013


We have been skyping like crazy! Our goal is to skype with a classroom from each of the 50 states, plus at least one classroom from each continent. We are off to a great start. So far we have skyped with Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, California, and Canada! One of our skypes was with Carol Ann McGuire. She is a teacher from California and leader of Rock Our World. She taught us how to use Garage Band! The rest of our skypes were "Mystery Skypes." Through a series of yes and no questions we guess where each other is located. We are getting pretty good!!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Homework Club

Our School is going to have a homework club and our class helped make the video to convince people to come!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Grandparent's Day

Today was very special! Grandparents came to our classroom to meet all of our classroom pets. We had a green screen studio set up and we took pictures of students and their grandparents. Later, the grandparents ate lunch in the cafeteria with their grandchildren.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Baby Chinchilla Surprise!

A sweet surprise greeted the Fantastic Ferrets this morning...a baby chinchilla! The mom is Molly, the dad is Mike, and the big brother is Mighty Milo. We named the baby Marshmallow!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Our Class Primary

Our class had a primary election today. We have two parties...a girl party and a boy party. The winning candidates are Emily and Keaton. They will go on to run for class president. Stay tuned for more information about our election including speeches and debates. The final election will happen on the National Election Day.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

First Week of School

      On the first week of school, we chose our class name to be Mrs. Abernethy's Fantastic Ferrets. Then, Mrs. Abernethy had about five kids stay after school to make the room look the way they want it to look like. She says "that it's our classroom not hers."
     We also skyped some classrooms in the United States. We skyped: Pennsylvania, Illinois, and North Carolina. The skypes were called "mystery skypes."