Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Are you Looking for Something More?

This year (and maybe even some of 2018) I have been trying to do all things with my mantra, "Head up, heart out."  As I try to own my story and really dig into it, I want to share with you a program that I am embarking on soon.  I share it with you with the hopes that you may decide that you'd like to be a part of it!

When Will won his Super Bowl Surprise, it was because of a short essay he wrote about my dad.  Once upon a time I was writing regularly.  Since switching to teach in Wisconsin, I find myself hiding my story and not writing it out.  I don't need others to read my story but I know that there is value in just owning my story.  The program I am beginning with Mel Charbonneau is sure to help me find my voice again. 

Want to know more?
Click HERE!

If you do decide to join in, please let Mel know that I (Margaret Bussan) sent you.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Book Review: Mystery of the Golden Temple

I remember reading The Babysitter's Club books and Swiss Valley Twins books when I was in 3rd and 4th grade.  What I loved about those books were two things that I loved about this book:  they were part of a series so I could read more and the friendships that the characters had were what I thought was typical.

In this wonderful chapter book Jess and her family travel to Thailand.  The problems begin as soon as the family lands and tries to get a taxi ride to their home away from home in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  The things that Jess notices about Thailand are wonderful details that any reader will enjoy.  It creates a high interest story that is filled with facts for those that have a thirst for knowledge about the world.  Facts about Thailand are throughout the book along with a few details about Jess' hometown of Boston, MA. 

Written in short chapters with a plot centered around the mystery of the bad luck and missing amulet, this is a fantastic book for 2nd through 5th grade readers.

This was a sweet and bright book that includes a mysterious plot and a tale of friendship that should be shared with all young readers.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

I had been locked out somehow...

Sorry for not posting for awhile.  Somehow my blog thought there were more than one administrators and so I did not have access to the page...   I think I have things fixed so stay tuned for more regular updates again.  I will try and update the newslsetters, too.

We loved having Ms. Grenoble with us for the past 2 weeks.  It was hard to say goodbye on Friday but she is going to do great things!

The funniest connections were found, too.  

Friday, October 12, 2018


Sunday, September 23, 2018


Friday, September 21, 2018

Newsletter for nex week

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Getting Into the Groove

The school year is feeling a little more natural now that we have 2 weeks complete.  We've done a few assessments to start things off.

Switching classes is going pretty well, too.

Each week you can find our newsletter here.  It includes spelling words and a summary of things that are happening. 

We also use many different websites to practice our skills.  Students can use the sites at home, too.
Spelling City is a great one.  Students just log in using their google account.
XtraMath is another favorite.

Any time that you'd like to know more about classroom happenings, feel free to message us or give us a call.