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Happy Birthday Tavi!
Best viewed – full screen with sound on.












These are ALL of the childhood photos I have of you that I have found so far.

They are all from dad’s collection of photos – I think there is another box of dad’s photos someplace in the basement, but I have not found it yet.

Of course, we have tons of photos of you, Lelu, and the boys, but this montage is dedicated to your childhood (sorry I am in every photo – the downside of being # 2).

Peter remembered you liking this Grateful Dead song.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Note: Temporarily posting here to avoid Facebook’s audio filter.

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Rock Bottom to Realizing the College Dream–One Small Step at a Time

This is a link to a Webquest Prezi I created for struggling community college students. Note: Not appropriate for students under the age of 18.


This is a link to a blog I created to help struggling community college students. Not appropriate for students under the age of 18.


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Thank You

Dear Sixth Grade Teachers,
Thank you for the beautiful flowers!

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Netbook Safety – Lesson Two

Internet Safety Activity –Create a skit about one of the nine Internet safety rules
you will find at the site below. You will present your skit to the class.


Great Resources for Internet Safety — Advice on managing your family’s “media diet” and
teaching online safety to your children. Ratings and reviews on current movies,
videogames, mobile apps, websites and other media. — Safety tips, advice and news on topics ranging from the
social Web to Internet filters to smart videogaming. — Resources from members of the California Coalition on
Children’s Internet Safety and various other organizations. — Information on computer security, kids’ online privacy,
social networking sites and other online safety-related topics. Online guide entitled
Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online. / / —
Information, safety tips and statistics on cyberbullying. — Internet safety games and tips on such topics as social networking,
cell phone dangers, emerging technology, and chat rooms and IM safety.

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Mrs. Butler’s Netbook Basics

The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived, however,
before you take your Netbook home there are some things you need to know.

BrainPop Assignment:
Please watch the following BrainPop presentations on Internet safety.
take all of the quizzes (send your answers in an email to me
at labeled “Online Safety Your Name”
You will not be allowed to take your Netbook home until you have
answered all of the quiz questions correctly.

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Participate in our online class discussion:
1. What are the teacher/student responsibilities?
2. How should the Netbooks be used?
3. How can abuse be minimized or prevented?
Please add your response to our
post-it wall.
Please use correct spelling and grammar. Do not write your full name (initials only).



Personalizing your Windows Live Page:
Click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner of your profile to
choose a new theme for your account (remember to always have your privacy settings set to “private”).


Mrs. Butler’s Top Ten Netbook Rules:
1. Never put personal information such as your full name, location,
or birthdate on any social network sites including Windows Live.
2. Never put photos of yourself on Windows Live
without written permission from your parents.
3. Never put photos of your friends online.
4. Never use your friends’ full names online.
5. Never give out your password.
6. Never use inappropriate language online.
7. Your Windows Live account is to be used only for school work.
You should use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Wrong:  “u r gr8!”  Right: “You’re great!”
8. Never bully anybody online.
9. Always use proper online etiquette.
10. Check Mrs. Butler’s Space
to find out about homework and class assignments.

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Web Sites

Web Sites

National Geographic Xpedition Hall

Top Marks


Sentence Detectives

Media Interactives

Education Network K-2 Interactives

Education Network 3-6 Interactives

Education Network 7-12 Interactives


Poetry Online for Kids

Web Tales

Central Games


School Tube

Teachers Domain

Myth Brainstorming Machine

PowerPoint Palooza

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Everyday Math Resources

Shape & Space in Geometry

Circle Theorums

SMART Math Resources


PBS NOVA Interactives

Properties of Matter

Crayon Physics

Freeze Ray

Molecular Workbench Database

Flightplans for Learning: Social Studies Ideas & Elementary Resources

Social Studies: Ideas for the Whiteboard


American Memory Collection, Library of Congress

Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids

Grammar Site

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Kindness: Pass It On


 – Rachel Scott

Link to Power Point


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