Author Archives: MsMaria

About MsMaria

English teacher.

6th Grade Graduation: Tears and Dreams

Congratulations to all the 6th graders!

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While all teachers are excited for our students’ move to secondary school, I will miss my 6th graders. I wish them great success as they embark on exciting new experiences. I am so proud of each and every one of “my potatoes” in the graduating Class of 2017.

6th A class of 2017 6th B class of 2017

Instead of “goodbye,” I will say “until we meet again!”

Have a terrific summer!

Ms. María

Swimmer poem!

Swimming is fun
you can swim in the sun.
You can swim at night
Need a little bit of light.

3rd graders & Ms. María

Blue Jay

Blue Jay is grey and blue. They are aggressive! It is omnivore and its favourite foods are:  fruits, seeds and small vertebrates. It lives in North America in oaks, beeches, but it loves evergreen forests, farmlands and suburbs! It lives 15 years and it hates owls.

Blue Jay by Montse

5th graders & Ms. María


There are 4 species of this bird. Kookaburra can live 20 years. They are as long as 10 cm and they are noisy. They like to live in forests in small groups or family in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea . They are carnivores and their favourite food is snakes and small reptiles. Their scientific name Dacelo Gigas.

6th graders & Ms. María

Hello June!

The end of the school year is going to be here before I know it!  This last month of school are always full of craziness!  So… what better way to survive that craziness than to play some different games!

So my search is beginning!

Ms. María

Poems with book titles!

Good afternoon!

Have you heard of “book spine poetry?” It’s a kind of poetry that you don’t really write. You “find” it by arranging book titles to make a poem.

This type of poem can be serious or funny, just like in regular poetry. We document them by taking pictures:

5th graders & Ms. María



this morning our young explorers are investigating. Bees!:

Bees are insects. Everyone knows about at least one part of their anatomy: Its stinger. They have six legs, four wings and two antennae. They are black with yellow stripes. They eat pollen in the flowers. Bees buzz and they are members of the colony.

3rd graders & Ms. María