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Welcome to Room B-4!  My class is comprised of students in 4th and 5th grade who are visually impaired.  It is a pleasure for me to work at Van Ness Elementary and teach these incredible children.

Anne Bell
Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Big Thanks!

Big thanks to John Duerler at Hancock Homes Realty! John and his two boys held a lemonade stand and raised $137 to support our visually impaired students at Van Ness…

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"Spooktacular" Stories

"It was a dark and spooky night..." Students in B4 have created their own spooky stories and their creativity abounds.  When you allow students to express their own creativity, the…

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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

As Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence began making news, we have been talking about hurricanes and how they are caused.  Here's a nice link that gives some great information to elementary school…

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Science - How do scientists know so much?

Dear Parents, This week, we are learning how scientists know so much: they start by observing and asking questions! Students carefully observed an everyday object to spark their curiosity, then…

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Vocabulary/Spelling Words - Week of September 4

Vocabulary: although, evening, among, favorite, president, present, difficult, planet, suddenly, America, evening. present suppose, among, favorite, president, surely, arrive Sight Word Spelling (Natane, Enrique, Michael, Alfonso, Juan): School, music, why,…

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If you could create your own holiday...

My students have written some wonderful essays about what holiday they would create if they had the chance.  Some of the ideas are: Sleepover Day, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Day…

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Labor Day

We have talked about the Labor Day holiday. Check with your child to see if he/she can tell you why we have the day off!

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Vocabulary Words - August 27, 2018

absorb elegant examine flutter predict starve observe opposite analyze appropriate pointless frequent    

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Welcome Back Students!

I'm looking forward to a great new year!! Mrs. Bell

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Civil Rights Movement

We have begun our study of the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who we honor each January. After learning about Dr. King, my students have made…

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Winter Break

Hello Students and Parents, This Friday is a minimum day and school will end at 12:35 p.m.  Winter break lasts three weeks.  School will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. …

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Student field trip in the Larchmont Chronicle

Our Van Ness All Stars made it into the Larchmont Chronicle! Go grab a copy today or check it out on the Larchmont Chronicle website. Photos: Anna Lodder

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Halloween Poetry

Write a couplet poem about Fall or Halloween. Be sure to banish boring words! Make sure you include at least 4 sets of rhymes. Have fun!

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Project Based Learning - Recycling

Our receycling project is in full swing. This week, we will send surveys out to other classrooms and invite them to recycle classroom materials. We have made recycle boxes out…

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