June 7

Tons of fun for boaters in LaConner!

There are so many things to do at LaConner, even during phase 2 time.  Grab your mask and your walking shoes and check out LaConner!  Whether you get there by boat, car or plane LaConner is a fabulous place to visit!

Do you want to see some beautiful art?

Earthenworks gallery has a variety of beautiful art pieces including metal smithing, paintings and pottery. They have a store in Port Townsend and in LaConner.

Check out this video to learn more about Earthenworks:

Yes, I want ice cream!  You are in luck because the LaConner Ice Cream Tower is open during phase 2!  Yummy!  Look for the Lopez Island Ice Cream brand, my personal favorite!

Do you love olives?  Then you have got to check out The Olive Shoppe.  Even if olives are not your favorite you will want to see all the creative KINDS of olives that they have crafted.  I love the garlic stuffed olives. They also have fun kitchen items at this store.

Check out this fun self-directed walking tour!  You can see all kinds of beautiful sculptures as you walk through LaConner.  Which one is your favorite?

Food!  There are several restaurants with outdoor seating, which works great during the Covid pandemic.  Many of the restaurants have great views of the water.  There are 28 restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine available from fancy Seafood to yummy burgers.  Here is the updated list of covid regulations for LaConner restaurants.

Support Our Local Businesses During Phase 2! La Conner a Tiny Town w. a Big Heart

Visit Pioneer Park in LaConner!  There is a gorgeous view as you walk along the water.  Take in the breathtaking scenery!

I hope you get a chance to visit LaConner!  What part of LaConner do you want to go to? Why?

May 3

Say what? Online school for the rest of the year? 😫

Hello everyone!  If you are like me you are 😪about regular school being cancelled for the rest of the year.

See if you can understand my emoji version of what life is like for me now.

Today is another day away from the Knowitalls, that is what I 📞 my 👨‍🎓️. I really miss my 👨‍🎓️. 👥⬅️ have to do online learning since the Covid1️⃣9️⃣ 🦟 has taken over. I miss ▶️ 4️⃣ ⏹️, ▶️ Bump ➕ 💓 Bryson ➕ I miss just 👀 all of the kids. I miss 🗣️ with ➡️👥 ➕ learning 🆕 things. I 🔮 that this 🔚 🔜 ➕ 👥⬅️ 🥫 get 🔙 to normal. During 👥⬅️ shelter in place ⏱️ I have 👤📖 a lot of great 📚️. I have been 👤📖 Gregor the Overlander to my 👨‍🎓️ ➕ 👥⬅️ ❤️ Suzanne Collins. My husband ➕ I have ⚙️ on getting 👥⬅️ 🛥️ ready for the 🛥️ season. 👥⬅️ ❤️ ➡️ to the San Juans ➕ ➡️ 🛥️. 👥⬅️ have also been 🏢 a garage. What do ➡️👤 miss from 🏫? What kinds of things are ➡️👤 ⚙️ on now? How has your 🧬 changed since 👥⬅️ have had shelter in place?


Here is the word version.

Today is another day away from the Knowitalls, that is what I call my students. I really miss my students. We have to do online learning since the Covid19 virus has taken over. I miss playing 4 square, playing Bump and beating Bryson and I miss just seeing all of the kids. I miss talking with them and learning new things. I hope that this ends soon and we can get back to normal. During our shelter in place time, I have read a lot of great books. I have been reading Gregor the Overlander to my students and we love Suzanne Collins.

My husband and I have worked on getting our boat ready for the boating season. We love to go to the San Juans and go boating. We have also been building a garage.

What do you miss from school? What kinds of things are you working on now? How has your life changed since we have had shelter in place?


Well, how did you do?  Were you able to understand the emoji version?

Please leave a comment with emojis! 🤩


April 14

How to embed your video into your blog post

Hello everyone!

  Have you made a way incredible video that everyone should see?  Are you eager to share your amazing skills?  Well, then you should post your video on your blog for the world to see!  Make sure you have parent permission to send your face to the world.

Watch my video on how to embed your video.  Thank you
Gabe for the fabulous question!

October 25

Be Kind No Matter What


Famous Guest Blogger- Kailonna!

Front desk


In the story of Front Desk the theme is to be kind to everyone no matter what.


Mia helped Jason when he was getting teased by other boys. they were calling him “Chinese dough boy” witch isn’t kind.


Also Mia wrote a note to Lupe saying sorry 

To Lupe. Because she being rude and Mia. said in the note if Lupe will not do the contest with her but Lupe said she would not do the contest but she will help Mia with her grammer.


Would you ever be rude to someone?






October 25

Theme of Front Desk: Kindness

Guest Blogger: Rhader


The theme of Front Desk is being kind. I think this because in the story it says that Mia helped Jason when he was being teased, kids were calling him a Chinese dough boy. This is important because it shows how Mia is nice, even to someone like Jason who is mean to her sometimes.


Mia also made a note that says that Lupe can go to the contest. This shows kindness because Mia is giving Lupe a chance to win the contest. One more example of kindness is when Mia was walking home from school and saw her mom on the sidewalk bleeding. She was very scared. This is important because it shows that Mia really really loves her mom.


         Have you ever had this same experience too?                                         


October 10

Meet the Knowitalls Avatar Style

Our 4th-grade class had a great time creating our own avatars.  We are from Marysville, Washington and we love learning.   We live in the Pacific Northwest and this time of year it starts to get dark earlier.  It also can rain quite a bit.  We live near Puget Sound and we can see many mountains nearby.

We just started our student blogs.  Please read our posts and comment.

Where are you from?  Tell us something about where you live.

February 13

What’s better than chocolate chip cookie dough? A SNOW DAY!

The top 5 MUST DO things on a snow day.


#5  Clean!  There is nothing more gratifying than having a clean house.  I usually have to start much smaller with a cleaning goal- like one drawer.  After binge-watching Marie Kondo on Netflix, I tackled my dresser drawer. Here is a pic of my t-shirt drawer.  


#4 Bake  I love baking and snow days are a great excuse to bake.  When my kids were little it was tradition to bake homemade cinnamon rolls and then go sledding.  Now the kids are all grown up and at college. This year I started a new tradition and I baked cookies for my class.  I also baked brownies, but after the 5th snow day, the brownies have disappeared… Sorry, 5th graders!


#3  Drink something HOT!  The important thing here is choosing the correct mug.  It can not be just any old cup, in fact, it needs to be a mug.  For me, it needs to be rounded so that I can wrap my hands around the warmth.  It also needs to be huge, because you have a SNOW DAY, not a snow moment so you might as well enjoy a huge drink.  In the mornings, it must be coffee with creamer and my wonderful husband. Later in the day, there is nothing better than watching the snow fall with my favorite mug of rich chocolaty yumminess.


Here is a pic of my favorite mug for the moment.


#2  READ  Of course a teacher is going to say READ!  There is nothing better than snuggling with my blanket and being led off into a wonderful new world.  I just finished Grisham’s Sycamore Row and it will have me thinking for a long time. Today I get the excitement of choosing my next great book.


#1 Walk in the snow  I love walking and running outside.  Right now running outside is pretty treacherous, so my dog Moodie and I are sticking to the walk plan. This week we are getting to know the snow plow guy and we are chatting with all the neighbors as they shovel snow from their driveways.  Walking in the snow on the beach makes everything extra beautiful. Watching the snow fall is always magical. It is inspirational to watch the water molecules line up form brilliant hexagons. (You didn’t think I would leave MATH off the top 5 list did you?)

Enjoy your snow days. PLAY!!! Have fun and be safe.


What are your top favorite things to do on a SNOW DAY?

October 8

Connecting with others from the Pacific Northwest

photo from wwe.exploreresue.com

The Pacific Northwest              photo by explorersue.com

We are excited to connect and learn from others.  This is my 2nd year blogging with a class and we are really enjoying it.  We are from the Pacific Northwest in  Washington State and we have a class of 28 5th graders.  We love learning and trying new things.  We are hoping that someone in the blogging challenge is also reading the Global Read Aloud book Amal Unbound.

Here are the participants for the challenge:

We are excited to improve our blogging skills while we connect with others around the world!  Each week for the next 10 weeks we will take on a new blogging challenge.  Please check out our blogs and see our improvement!

Where are you from and why do you blog?