To all who come to Mr. Strauch's Website, Welcome!
My friends Edison Lee and Joules, from "The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee" comic strip also have a special welcome for you:
Please visit the Edison Lee Website by clicking on the picture above!
I'd like to give a HUGE "THANKS" to Mr. John Hambrock, creator of "The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee", for drawing this picture just for my website!
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This Week's Reading Story
To check out the "Focus Wall" for this week's story, "Exploring the Titanic", click on the picture below:
Check out Mr. Strauch's Podcast to find out what's going on in class each week!
My Class Podcasts have now begun. Every Sunday, I'll be posting a new podcast that tells you what you'll be learning and talking about in class that week. You even have chances to win a prize if you listen! To listen to the Class Podcast, click on the picture below:
Our Crust and Mantle Song!
If you'd like to practice our "Crust and Mantle" song, click on the picture below to download the song/video.
Our Archaeology Field Trip to the Discovery Museum Science Center
On April 15, 2013, we learned more about the science of archaeology at the Discovery Museum Science Center. Click on the logo below to see a slide show of photos!
Honor our Presidents this February!
February has birthday holidays for two of our most famous presidents. Click on the photo below to learn more about our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is February 12th and our 1st president, George Washington, whose birthday is February 22nd.
Want to take a Virtual Tour of the Pyramids in Egypt?
You can do it right in the comfort of your own home...in front of your computer! Click the picture below to go to a great website where you can fly all around the Great Pyramids of Egypt!
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This weekend, January 21st, is the day we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all he did for the Civil Rights Movement. To learn more about Dr. King and hear his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, click on the picture below.
Mr. Strauch's Trip to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour
Over Christmas Break, Mr. Strauch visited the Space Shuttle Endeavour's permanent home at the California ScienCenter in Los Angeles. It's a great place to visit if you ever get the chance. The Space Shuttle Endeavour was the one that was flown over our school this year! Click below to see pictures of my visit to the Space Shuttle Endeavour!
Mr. Strauch's Trip to NFL Films Headquarters
As you all know, I was brought to the NFL Films Headquarters in New Jersey by NFL Films to be a part of a documentary on the life of Mr. Steve Sabol, son of founder Ed Sabol and former President of NFL Films. Mr. Sabol has been featured as a special guest introduction on my Podcasts for three years now and will be continued to be featured each year. I was honored to be a part of this life documentary.
Click on the Pictures below to see a slideshow of photos I took on my trip to NFL Films.
Learn More about Thanksgiving!
Learn more about the "First Thanksgiving" from Scholastic and the Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation in Massachussetts! Click the picture below to visit their interactive website!
This is the picture I took of the replica of "The Mayflower" when I visited Plymouth, Massachussetts. While there, I also saw the famed Plymouth Rock too! Look below!
I also drove all the way out to the tip of Cape Cod, Massachussetts and saw the town where the Pilgrims FIRST set foot in the New World, a town called Provincetown, Massachussetts. There, the city has created a HUGE monument to honor the Pilgrims and their voyage. It's called the Pilgrim Monument. You can learn more at their website: http://www.pilgrim-monument.org/ Here's MY picture of it when I stopped by to see it!
We Saw the Space Shuttle Fly By!
On Sepetember 21st, we saw the Space Shuttle fly by right over our school!
Our own Cave Paintings
In Chapter 1 of Social Studies, we studied the cave paintings of early man living 20,000 years ago. So we decided to create our own cave paintings. To see a slide show of our "cave paintings",
Check out our Student Interviews!
At the end of Unit 1, we did an interview project where students had to write their own questions, interview someone, take notes during their interview, and they type up a transcript of their interview. You can read them by clicking on the picture below!
Field Trip to the Roseville Utility Center, Oct. 16, 2012
First Day of the 2012-2013 School Year
Save your "Box Tops for Education" to raise money for our school!
Our school is now enrolled in the "Box Tops for Education" program to raise money for our school. A letter and list of products was recently sent home with students! All you have to do is clip the "Box Tops for Education" coupon out and bring them in to school! A few times a year, we will send them in and get money for our school. So keep your eyes open for the coupon below! For more information, click on the "Box Tops" logo below!
Mr. Strauch's Fort Ross Page!
Check out when Mr. Strauch visited the Russian Settlement "Fort Ross" in Northern California. "Fort Ross" was the first Russian Settlement in California back in the 1812. Russian fur traders and hunters lived in the Fort until 1842 when the animals they were hunting for furs ran out. To learn more and see pictures, click on the "Fort Ross" sign below!