Mrs. Cecilia Blake



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Mrs. Cecilia Blake

Hello, My name is Cecilia Blake. I have been a teacher in District 6 for the past 26 years. I am so excited to be here at Chappelow.


Here at Chappelow there are so many great teachers, students and families. I am really looking forward to a great year full of learning and fun. I have lived in Greeley for the past 25 years. My husband and I are busy raising two wonderful dogs. When I am not working, we love to spend time with our families and play golf and watch the COLORADO Avalanche!!!


If you are needing to contact me for any reason, please email me at



     William and Mary Literacy Group
    We have begun reading The Secret Garden. First, read the chapter in the book.
    Next, listen and follow along with the chapter in the audiobook below. Enjoy!
    Chapter 13

    Homeschoolingdownunder: Kamishibai Man

    In our class we have learned about Kamishibai stories. Kamishibai stories are from

    old Japan. They were made because there were no movies or televisions invented. Before the Kamishibai man came to town, he would have to make the pictures to depict the stories he wanted to tell. A Kamishibai man would travel around village to village and tell the story and give kids candy. The kids loved hearing the stories and were excited when he came. The kids would come every day and sit down and listen to the entertaining stories. The Kamishibai's wife or grandma would make the candies for the children. Kamishibai stories are old traditional stories in Japan, and have traveled around the world so other people could listen and perhaps create their own some day.


    We decided to carry on with this tradition. We made our own Kamishsibai folk tales, created pictures to go with the stories, and went from classroom to classrom, telling our tales. Last, we brought Kamishibai into the 21st century by creating video versions of out tales. We hope you enjoy them. Please feel free to login and leave us a comment. Enjoy! Click HERE to see our Kamishibai stories!


    The Secret Garden Projects:
    Please take a look at our projects in the slideshow. These were done at the halfway point of our reading of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Please feel free to leave us a comment below. We'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Kamishibai Stories 
    Our class has been working on our own Kamishibai stories. Kamishibai is from old Japan. A long, long time ago, before there were movies in Japan, a Kamishibai man would travel from village to village with a set of pictures and stories. He would sell candies to the kids, set up his Kamishibai box, and tell stories as he pulled pictures from the box. 


     Advertising and Propagandapropaganda
    We have been learning about advertising and propaganda techniques, and we decided to try our hand at using some of them. Take a look at our commercials and see if you can find at least 2 propaganda techniques in each one.