Saturday, December 10, 2011


Mrs. Abernethy's class is involved in an international project called Choc Our World. In addition to learning about chocolate and sharing our knowledge with other classrooms around the world, we are participating in a chocolate exchange. We are sending chocolate from Hershey (headquarters in Pennsylvania) and Daffins (headquarters in Sharon, PA) to Wisconsin and Belgium! Stay tuned for pictures of our chocolate packages from them! To learn more about chocolate check out our wikispace page:

New Christmas Threads!

Check out my new Christmas threads!

The Euro

A discussion on the Euro prompted Noah to bring in some European money!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mystery Bird

We saw this bird in a tree on our playground today. Can you guess what kind of bird it is?

(Click on picture to view it bigger.)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Class Election

Mrs. Abernethy's class elected their class president today on election day. Congratulations to the new class president, Melia!

The election included a primary, a political convention, several class debates, campaign speeches, a trip to the polls, and of course a class election. Students used the electoral votes from the states they chose to research as their voting power. Of course, they didn't know about this twist before the election! Lucky Emily chose California and had 55 electoral votes!

Enjoy pictures from some of the events. You can see more projects related to the election on the Journeys Response Blog.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Healthy Halloween

October 31, the Ponderous Pandas prepared a healthy nutritious meal for their parents in an event they named Happy Healthy Halloween. Watch the video, then go to our Happy Healthy Halloween Wikispace to learn more about this amazing project.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Red Ribbon Week

This week is Red Ribbon Week. Each day there was a theme related to drug resistance education. Today the Ponderous Pandas dressed in mismatched clothing.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Journey Response Blog

Each week, students respond to the stories they read in the Journey's reading book and leveled readers. Their responses can be found on our Journey Response Blog. Below are just a few of the creative projects students produce. Go to the blog to see them all!!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Skyping with Lead Rocker

Mrs. Abernethy's students learned how to use Garage Band from Rock Our World's lead rocker, Carol Anne McGuire. She was in California and we were here in Pennsylvania. How cool is that! We are very excited to be a part of the "Rock Our World" international project this year. To learn more, check out!