Welcome to Mrs. Hawkins' Campsite!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Hawkins, and I am so excited to be your 4th grade teacher this year. Most of you already know me as I taught Spanish at Evangelical for the past two years. I loved teaching Spanish, especially getting to know all the kids in the school, but I am tickled pink to have my own group of kids to spend the entire school year with as we grow and learn. This summer our family vacation took us to Yellowstone National Park where we saw bison, elk, and geysers to Glacier National Park where we saw a grizzly bear, black bear and beautiful mountains, and finally to the Grand Tetons where I got to see a moose at last! It was a fun and amazing time, and it inspired me to set up "camp" in my classroom this year. I hope you all enjoy camping out with me for a terrific year!
First Stop on the Traits to Good Writing Trail.
The students wrote wonderful adventure stories that took place on or near a river. 5 students were chosen to have their stories published online for not only following the rubric, but also creating interesting stories that I know you'll love. It was very hard to choose as they all did amazing work!
River Adventure Rangers
"The Crazy River Adventure" by Grace P.
"My Great River Adventure" by Aiden B.
"The Mississippi Adventure" by Destiny T.
"The Vacation on the River" by Bryce C.
"My Big Lake Adventure" by Grant K.
Best Use of Transition Words (and Runner-Up)
"The Wild River" by Hayden S.
Most Original Best Setting
"The Wild River Adventure" "The River Adventure"
by Alyssa M. by Alexis F.
Best Ending Best Characters
"Are We Going to the River?" "The River in Africa"
by Kami M. by Brylee P.
Most Entertaining Most Realistic
"The River Marvel" "The Wild River"
by Juliana B. by Alayna R.
Best Use of Dialogue Best Title
"The Vacation on the River" "The Great Florida River
by Taylor A. Adventure" by Noah P.
Most Suspenseful Needs to have a Sequel
"The Lost River Adventure" "The River in Michigan"
by Miles W. by Taylor P.
Best Book Cover Best Friends Story
"A Day at the River" "The Crazy River"
by Aidan F. by Kaitlin G.