It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Paper Mache Gift Challenge.



This month the Hulk challenges to use our Superpower, Gratitude. Kid President has a few ideas for us too.

Here are three challenges:

  1. Call that special person on the green slip and let them know how grateful you are for him/her. Return the slip to school and link it to our gratitude chain.
  2. Bring in an item for our Food Drive.
  3. Be inspired by The Secret of Saying Thanks and keep a 21-Day Gratitude Journal. Read and listen to our book of the month here – Secret of Saying Thanks. Comment 3 things you’re grateful for. They can be super simple—and nothing is too small. For example: 1. Favorite cereal this AM 2. Warm bed to sleep in 3. Funny chat with my brother. Do this for 21 days, But you can’t list your family members by name over and over. You have to write different things each day—this is how you learn to flex your gratitude muscle.Why 21 days? Scientists believe it takes that long for something to become a habit. Good luck!

Our book of the month by Cynthia Rylant, An Angel for Solomon Singer, demonstrates optimism.

Remember Mr. Onativia’s optimistic words, “I choose to be happy. I choose to look at the good. I possess the qualities to be happy and successful.” Practice optimism this month. Try the daily affirmations from our Character Education page, October’s Superpower is Optimism.


It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Out of the Box Cardboard Challenge




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    • Looks like we’re going to get a lot of rain this week. Let’s see what the weather looks like next week. Are you all walking from SOMS? June 6, 7, or 8 looks good. What works with your schedule?

  1. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that in math we are learning algebra with order of operations. I am so glad you taught us the order of operations last year because it seems so easy. Ms.Rogo even gave me harder work because the work I was doing was too easy for me. Thought that would make you happy. And make sure your class knows that everything that you teach them is very helpful in middle school. hope to hear from you soon.

    • Hi Siena. Thanks for telling me. I LOVE the fact that you’re being given harder work. YOU GO GIRL!!! How about you and a couple of the others coming by Cottage Lane some Friday afternoon when the weather gets warmer? You can tell the kids what to expect at SOMS. 🙂

      • I would love to, I will ask some of my friends, (I’m sure everyone would love to come and visit) I’ll email you and we can pick a date.

  2. Hi Mrs.Christie-Blick. Meline and I are so thankful we had you in 5th grade. Although the work was hard, you prepared us well. Thank you!!!!!!!

    • Good to hear from you, Catie and Meline. Glad to hear all your hard work is paying off now that you’re big kids at the middle school. I miss you both. Hope you can stop by CL sometime, once the weather gets warmer.

  3. Hi Ms. Christie-Blick. Do you remember me from two years ago? I just watched the 7x rap. They all did a really good job. i just wanted to say again all the things you taught me in 5th grade really paid off. Thank You.

    Can you tell Will and Shayan I said hi.

    • Hi Alvin! So good to hear from you!Thanks for your kind words. You made my day! I’ll give the 5th graders your message. Chirpy’s trip to India with you is still being viewed by lots of kids. 🙂
      How’s your school year going?

      • It’s going very well. Right now I’m in 7th grade. I’m in Algebra math too, which is the 8th grade math. I hope your class is having a lot of fun with you. You were an AWESOME teacher. I might walk over there after school to see you sometime. I also saw the picture with the bunny in the middle of all the kids. My science teacher keeps some Cockroaches and a bunny in class for life science. The bunny’s name is Smores and he usually just roams around the class. Plus Lee is in my class and we’re still best friends. Again thank you Ms. Christie-Blick.

  4. OMG!!!! It took us three tries but Meline and I launched a rocket that went 600 feet. We wanted to give up the second time but we thought of what you would say. It finally worked.

      • We have! we went to the movies to see middle school the worst year of my life! I have no idea why they wanted us to see that, but it was a very good movie. On Friday we are going to see another movie, we are seeing hidden figures. We already started planning for the dorny park trip for the music department. As you can see there is a lot going on at the middle school. Has your class enjoyed all of their field trips and are they exited to go to Philadelphia at the end of the year.

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