Sunday, September 28, 2008

Meet Bamboo!

Meet Bamboo. I have been adopted by the Proud Grade One & Two Pandas in Guelph, Ontario Canada. We are all learning how to read. It is very exciting. My new grade one friend is helping me read.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Hi everyone! Can you see me with my new friends from Canada? I am the black horse in the middle, and my name is SirIsaac. I am named after our school Sir Isaac Brock P.S. As you can see my Grade 3 friends have been bringing their Webkinz from home to keep me company. That is very kind of them! I have had my first sleepover, and can't wait to visit more places! We are learning about Pioneers in Canada, and Structures....soon I will tell you more about a special field trip that we are taking! Bye For Now, SirIsaac

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Hello Everyone,
This is Alleycat...I have been retired now, and don't have to go to school anymore. Mrs. Muller is changing schools and moving from Kindergarten to Grade 3. Her new school is called Sir Isaac Brock, and they have a Knight riding a horse as their symbol. I think they are called The Sir Isaac Brock Knights. Mrs. Muller needs to choose a new Webkinz as a surprise for her new students. Which one do you think she should choose?

Bye for now,

Monday, April 28, 2008

A new friend from Canada

Imagine the delight or my class today when my teacher, Mr Huglin came into our room after recess with a parcel from Ontario, Canada.
Inside, were letters, a book on Canada and a new friend for me "Diamond", a polar bear webkinz. I cant wait to play with him in my virtual world. My students all read their letters with great interest. The letters will be photocopied and kept at school, but the original letters will go home to be read to families.
Here are some photos of us. The first photo is Mrs Mirtschin checking out a letter and Diamond.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Throughout the month of March, the students followed the Iditarod dog race in Alaska. Each student chose a musher and checked up on him or her throughout the race. Here I am posing with one of the "Itidarock" dog sled teams. It's cold and dangerous on the sled route...I think I'll stay with the students at school instead!


Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Big Snow!

Hi Everyone! It's me Alleycat! This is a picture of my webkinz friends after a big snow storm! I had to stay inside because I have a cold.
I just wanted to say THANKS to everyone who has been blogging here, and letting us know what you have been up to! xoxoxoxox Alleycat in Canada!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

How did you celebrate Valentine's Day? We made "Moo", exchanged cards, and ate our treats. Moo is jello with milk. I didn't think I would like it much, but it was actually creamy and tasty! We were part of a friendship card exchange with classes in the United States. We should be receiving some letters soon! Take Care Everyone! Love AlleyCat

Monday, February 4, 2008

Pancake Day

Today is Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday. This is the day before Ash Wednesday or the beginning of Lent in the Christian World. Our class made yummy pancakes, as is customary, just before lunch. Of course, I, Patch was right amongst it.
Below is a little movie to show you how the pancakes went.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Christmas Presents in January!!!

Such excitement in the classroom for the new grades 4 and 5. Christmas presents for them arrived in January from their Canadian penpals. So, when school resumed this week, the cards were opened. Further, to their delight was the fact that a second parcel had arrived and it contained gorgeous little presents, wrapped so nicely in red and green tissue paper. Upon opening them,students found little handcrafted reindeers, made from pegs and again decorated so beautifully. Of course Patch was there amongst all the action. It is so interesting that a vitural pet, introudced us to and brought us penpals from another country. How fabulous all this technology is and what powerful learning it creates.
From Patch....
I had to start back at school on January 29th with the other students. I had a good holiday over 5 weeks and went to the beach and the pool. Some days it was very hot. It even got to 107.6 deg farhenheit, or 42 deg celsius in Australia. Anyway, it is good to be back and I liked watching the students open their presents from Canada. I know some of the pets from webkinz that belong to those students, so I found it really interesting. Anyway, the bell has gone and I have to get back to class. I hope you can see the little Christmas reindeer around my neck.

Two Very Special Days!!

My class celebrated two very special days this past week. January 29th was Kansas' 147th birthday! Happy Birthday Kansas! We celebrated by having an open house and wax museum so that people from our town could come and learn more about famous people from Kansas. Some students chose sport stars from Kansas like Barry Sanders or Jackie Stiles. Some students chose historical figures from Kansas like Buffalo Bill Cody or Carrie Nation. Some students chose musicians like Martina McBride or Charlie Parker. But my favorite was a fictional character from Kansas...Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz! She let me hang out with her. See the picture?

We also celebrated out 100th day of school. Can you believe we've been in school for 100 days? The students worked hard putting together 100 Legos to create a really neat project.

Well, I need to get back to my friends. We still have lots to learn before the end of the year.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

An Explosive Experiment

Hey everyone! My class has been studying volcanoes. So on a cold snowy day, we used a water bottle with homemade play dough to make a model of an active volcano. We poured water, vinegar and a drop of liquid soap into the bottle. Then we put baking soda in a small piece of tissue and dropped it into the bottle. Mrs. K thought it would have been better to do outside, but the weather kept us inside. It wasn't as messy as we thought, but it was sure fun to see the "lava" erupt from the volcano!