November 8, 2019

Our New Adventure 2022

Welcome to Mr. Wadness’ class of 2022

              I wanted to share some of the photos of my journeys in the summer. The first row of pictures are of me on Mt. Caribou, my favorite swamp in Highland Hammock State Park in Florida and Alina on a hike with Camp Micah. Next are pictures of sea kayaking in Acadia National Park and  Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park. The last row is the beach in Bermuda, my campfire in front of my cabin at Camp Micah and me, Micah and Chip on Table Rock in Grafton Notch. 

          I have been a hiking director for 18 years at Camp Micah and love leading hikes and canoe trips all summer long. I got to spend a week with my mom in Florida at the end of the summer. How was your summer? I would like you to comment on one or two of the pictures that you like. Then share something that you did during a summer vacation

October 4, 2019

The Lemonade War Reading Response

Our whole class will be reading  The Lemonade War.  The author, Jacqueline Davies, is visiting our school in November to teach us how to become better writers.  Read the summary about The Lemonade War and then respond to one of the questions below.

Summary of  The Lemonade War:

Siblings Evan and Jessie Treski used to be best friends, but when Jessie skips two grades to Evan’s fourth-grade class, their relationship goes from friendly to competitive. Inspired by one of their former favorite activities, selling lemonade together on hot summer days, Jessie challenges Evan to a war: who can make the most money selling lemonade and the winner takes all the profits. The story is interspersed with business terms and concepts like partnership, competition, location, profit margin, etc., but focuses just as much on the siblings’ relationships with each other and with other neighborhood kids. Employing creative business strategies, their friends in the neighborhood, and some underhanded tactics, Jessie and Evan battle it out, making more money than they ever had before. But when the drive to win at all costs leaves both of them with next to nothing, they learn that when you compete against those you love, nobody wins. Though they feel they wasted the final days of summer in pointless competition, Evan and Jessie learn that the value of money is nothing compared to family, friendship, and true business savvy.

Wow, there are so many great lessons to be learned for this book. Please respond to one of these Questions….

1. In the book Jessie skips third grade and goes straight to fourth grade. Skipping grades causes problems between her and her brother and makes the other kids in her neighborhood think she is strange. Do you think skipping a grade or two is a good thing or a bad thing and why? How would you feel being in class where everyone is one or two years older than you? If there was a much younger student in your class, what would you think about them?

2. Both Evan and Jessie earned more than $100 selling lemonade. Evan wants to spend his money on an iPod; Jessie wants to donate hers to charity. What would you do if you had $100? Spend it, save it, give it away? What would you spend it on or to whom would you give it away?

3. When Jessie is upset, reading Charlotte’s Web makes her feel better. Evan plays basketball with his friends to lift his spirits. Is there something you like to do that makes you feel better when you need to take your mind off of your problems? How does it help you? Is it relaxing – like taking a nap or reading – or does it take energy, like playing sports or doing a craft?


June 16, 2016

We The People

Share the lesson you researched and studied about the formation of our government in We the People.  We all look forward to hearing about what you learned.

May 27, 2016

Natural Wonder of the World

You have all researched and learned about a natural wonder of the world. We learned how to use ExplainEverything so your research could be made into a movie. Share your project and write a few thoughts about what your experience.

May 27, 2016

Book Creator Project

Hi Class,

Your assignment is to read a book with a partner, then make a book report using Book Creator. Have fun and be creative. Post your Book Creator projects after you have finished them.

May 8, 2014

Animals in Science

Don’t you think that animals are mistreated all the time? Even in labs they are treated like testing dummies. It is amazing what happens in testing to animals  and how they are mistreated. Don’t you think animals should be replaced by computer testing?  You do realize that animals are not the exact same as humans.

Click on my essay below to be persuaded.

animals in science

April 29, 2014

13 Colonies Glogster Presentations

Learn about the 13 colonies by clicking on the Glogster page link below

Each Glogster page represents a different colony where you will see a map, pictures of life in the old colony, and an informative historical timeline. Click on a few of the pictures and you will hear the students tell you about what you see in the photo, or best of all, click on the video icon and be dazzled by a great video presentation that should convince you to choose that colony to live in for your family’s future. Hope to see you in one of the colonies soon!

April 17, 2014

Don’t you think Thanksgiving is the best holiday?

I love Thanksgiving it is so much fun! But do you? You should because you can do so many fun things such as play with all of your awesome relatives and stuff your face with mouthwatering food until you can eat no more! Also, you don’t have to feel bad when you eat so much, because it’s Thanksgiving! Lastly, you can see your far away relatives. To learn more on why everyone should love Thanksgiving, you should click on the link below!    

Click here to read The Best Holiday

April 17, 2014

Paricutin Volcano

The Paricutin volcano is in Michoican, Mexico and is part of the Ring of fire on a volcanic axis called “The Transvel”.  It was formed on Feb. 20th 1943 over a cornfield and was the first volcano to be witnessed by a man from birth to death. It is a Cinder Cone volcano and one of the few cone volcanoes to erupt in Mexico. It was named after a village called Tardscan which also means Paricute. Paricutin is not expected to erupt ever again. It last erupted in 1952 and killed over 1,00 people and 4,000 farm animals. It gushed  lava  all the way to central Mexico. Read all about it by clicking my link below and comment on it.

 Paricutin Volcano

April 17, 2014

Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Pureto Princesa Underground River is an amazing natural wonder. Please read and then enjoy my powerpoint  presentation. Please comment!!! There are many different animals around the Underground River that we don’t rarely see. The cave is full of different rock formations, such as a mushroom rock formation. Inside the Underground River is full of limestone and karst landscape. The Underground River is the longest navigable subterranean river in the world!

Check it out!!!

Puerto Princesa Underground River