All About Us!
Amanda, Jared, Julie, Justin, Samantha,
Hi! My name is Julie, and I am 10 years old. I am in
the fifth grade. I LOVE to talk with my friends. My favorite subject
in school is science, but my favorite project in science is probably bubbles.
I have a great sense of humor and the ability to make others laugh alot!
In fact, I like to laugh alot myself. My teacher says that I am creative.
I had a lot of fun during the ThinkQuest Junior project!
Hi! My name is Thomas, and I am 11 years old. I love
to play baseball. It is my favorite sport. My favorite baseball team
is the YANKEES! They are the best, in my opinion. I can
not wait until LITTLE LEAGUE begins in the spring. I play short
stop, and I pitch. I try not to brag, but I am pretty good.
Whoops! Is that bragging? I do like other sports. Donít
think I devote my life to baseball. Thereís marbles too!
My name is Jared, and I am 10 years old. I
love drawing. When I grow up I would like to be an architect or technical engineer, because I have always liked sculpting, building, and designing towers or structures. I really like marbling (I hope you do too) and the ThinkQuest project. Iíve learned much from Mrs.Paice and my friends. Iím signing off now, but visit our site again.
Hi! My name is Amanda , and Iím 11 years old. I absolutely love to
read. I think ìDear Americaî RULES! I woudnít say Iím
black, but Iím not white either. I am one quarter Irish, a quarter
British and half African American. I love Hanson, BSB, Sarah Maclaughlin...mostly
anything on the radio. I hate Spice Girls, Celine Dion, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Pooh isnít very cool either. What is cool is ThinkQuest. I thought working
with computers was really cool. I was one of the ones who wrote the
mystery which was a challenge, but a fun challenge. Enjoy the site!
Hi Ho! My name is Justin, and I am 11 years old. I love baseball,
and my favorite pro team is the San Fransico Giants. I like
to crack jokes, and I enjoy reading. I try to have fun in whatever
I do, and I think ThinkQuest is awesome! I hope you enjoy/enjoyed
our marvelous marbling site. Helping mak this site will probably
be the "funnest" project in my school year.
My name is Samantha , and I am 10 years old. My favorite subjects
in school are reading and science, but I have to admit that I love school
in general. My favorite things to do after school are band
and chorus. I play the flute with my best friend Julie. We also go to chorus
together. I have loved doing this ThinkQuest project. I hope I can
do this again.
Hi, Iím Mrs. Paice, and I teach fifth grade at North Rose elementary School in North Rose, New York. This ThinkQuest Junior project was undertaken as a quest for learning more about technology. From the beginning, it seemed like a lot of ìMumbo Jumboî (a different meaning). Now I can honestly say that the quest has been highly successful...uncomfortable for a while, but then a great feeling of satisfaction.
As we began the project, my knowledge of computers was at best, basic. I knew that if I committed to this project, I would be forced to learn about a number of technological procedures in order to complete the project. For example, I had never made a web page, used a digital camera, operated a video camera, or even had an idea of how to use the computer program that we need to use for this project.
When I signed up for the ThinkQuest Junior Project, I was under the impression that our new computers (that had not arrived yet) would be on the internet. Wrong! Only one computer in the building would be on the internet. This complicated the plan, but we decided to work around the inconvenience and continue with the project. It meant occasionally coming to school early in the morning or staying for after school meetings, but we decided that it was worth it.
The first thing we did was to look at some of the ThinkQuest Junior Projects, so that students would have an idea of what the team wanted to include in their project. We agreed that weíd figure out how to accomplish our plan later, and that is what we did.
What an outstanding experience! Students were always enthusiastic and willing to work for their project. They spent major time creating games, writing their poems and the mystery. They especially loved making the video, taking the pictures with the digital camera, and drawing pictures to be used to decorate the project.
We learned and learned and learned! Thanks
for giving us this opportunity by holding the ThinkQuest Junior Competition.
Created by the North Rose Elementary ThinkQuest Junior Team