"If you can dream it, you can do it"
-Walt Disney

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

inthebag framed award

Be inspired by the paper bag.  Here is an opportunity to “Save the Earth” and design a gift by participating in the Paper Bag Challenge.

First, be inspired by this inventor. Did you know that Margaret Knight invented the machine for folding flat-bottom paper bags?  These machines are still used today, and she didn’t stop there. This amazing woman  received over 20 patents and conceive almost 100 different inventions and all during the 1800′s!  In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up written by Monica Kulling is a wonderful biography of her accomplishments.
Enjoy Robert Munsch’ The Paper Bag Princess.  Princess Elizabeth is resourceful in a humorous fashion. This fairy tale provides a great twist and lesson for all. Listen to the author read his book.

Task: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Did you know that if every household reused a paper grocery bag 60,000 tress would be saved? Help reduce your family’s environmental footprint this holiday season by redefining a paper bag(s) into an original, ingenious gift! Make a present for someone using a paper bag(s).
1. Single Entries only.
2. All entries must have submission form attached (see Mrs. Luzon in room 211 for form)
3. Paper bags as wrapping paper or gift bags will not be accepted.  All bags must be created or incorporated into a gift.
4. All entries are due Friday, January 9th!

Here is a video, Ideas Recycling Bottles, to activate some creative thinking.
"You got this in the Bag!"

Thursday, November 20, 2014


    In school, have you ever felt that you were learning something and it was important to YOU              to learn that, not just because you were supposed to? 
    If so, what made those things so important?  
    If you had a chance to learn more about a particular topic or idea, what would it be? 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Remote-Control Penguin Rovers Fool Birds, Boost Science


Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Here is the link for the animated version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  I can't wait to explore and experience the play with you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This is why we teach you to THINK DIFFERENT in Odyssey.  The world needs thinkers, and doers.  What difference will YOU make in the world?


Here is an image of The Left Coast Lifter - the world's largest floating crane!  It arrived at the Tappan Zee Bridge site on Monday, October 6th.  It will be used to help build the NEW Tappan Zee Bridge.  Take some time and find out some information about this SUPERCRANE!
*What is the boom length?  What exactly does 'boom length' mean?
*Where did it come from?  What route did it take to get to New York?
*What is it's nickname?
Has anyone seen it in person yet?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


So, you have all received the letter with this blog's web address - this is to see WHO actually visited it! Leave a comment below with your name, so that we know you stopped by!! -Mrs. Luzon & Mrs. Taylor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Before you click on the link below, you must agree to the following statement:
“I completed all my responsibilities.  I finished homework.  I read and responded.  I completed vMath.  My bookbag and lunch is packed.  I folded laundry and put it all away.  I emptied the trash and the dishwasher.  I will walk away from this game after one hour, so I get a good night’s rest.”
I found a really fun game that I’ve been wanting to share with you all summer.  It’s called “Game About Squares.” It's addicting, and it's not easy!  I love the feeling of joy when I solve something that is challenging for me. Good luck, have fun, but don’t forget your promise above!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This is one of my favorite videos - such a positive way to begin another school year!

Please post any thoughts or comments below!
Quote-Hard-Work-and-LearningWelcome to another year of Odyssey & Math Olympiads!  We can not wait to get started with our classes and to challenge your minds, and help you grow as learners!

What are YOU most looking forward to this year?  Leave a comment below:)

See you soon!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Out of the 50 states in the United States of America, which is the ONLY one wtih a ONE-SYLLABLE name?  Watch and find out!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Whether you love school, sports, music, art, technology, etc. it is awesome to be you.  Do not let others make you feel bad about yourself.  You should also understand that there are many who are just like you.   You are not alone. Watch this video of Wil Wheaton. This former Star Trek star and proud Nerd answered a young girl who asked him how she should deal with being called a “nerd” by classmates. Wheaton’s response is great.

As a matter of fact, if someone calls you a nerd, I would take it as a compliment.  It's probably because you love school, and are good at it.  It can be hurtful, to be called names.  Please understand  when people are mean, it's not about YOU.  It's about THEM.