Tuesday, April 30, 2013

From Egg to Chick... Science in Action!


Our classes are loving the chicks!  So much to see that we are giving tours of the "Hatchery" to older and younger students around the school. Thanks to Lincoln's grandparents for such a wonderful presentation yesterday and the 36 eggs that have been hatching since yesterday morning!
Watch and enjoy!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Think Like a Scientist- Dissect Owl Pellets

Follow the link to a virtual owl pellet dissection... tomorrow we will be doing this for real in our classroom!
Why not get a head start and see for yourself what to expect?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Paper Airplane Science

Paper Airplane Science

Try this link to watch our science lesson today presented by Jeff Lammers. We are lucky to have him as part of our class community to share his apps, his books and his knowledge with us. It was fun to try out our designs.

Here are some links to try:

We used a great iPad  app -  to learn more go to the Apple app store and search "World Record Paper Airplanes"


On Amazon, here are the direct links to the books we used today that are pictured in the video:

World Record Paper Airplane Book:


Kids Book:


Pocket Flyers:



Our classes enjoying the afternoon today!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Celebrating with Henna!

Thanks to Rahill's mom from Mrs. Donovan's class, many students enjoyed the latest designs... very whimsical fun!
We had a great week. You can be proud of your students! I am!  They seemed alert and rested. They used the strategies that we worked on through the year to effectively deal with the text of the test. They had stamina and didn't rush.
But, we are very happy to say...That's it!
Thank you to Megan Ma's mom, Jane's mom, Lincoln's mom, and Matthew's mom who provided lovely food and drink each morning. We enjoyed it so much. We had pizza on Thursday, capped with a bodacious ice cream sundae bar served by Jen's mom... aren't we lucky to have so much?  Today Megan Ma's mom and dad brought the famous snow cone machine and we cooled off this afternoon! Yum!
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Announcing a New Rocket Math Star

Stan is our latest math wiz!  He has completed all the Multiplication timed tests and is moving on with Division fact mastery. Great job, Stan!

Here are some tips from Stan: "My Rocket Math tips- One of my tips is if you have an older sister or older brother, make them write down multiplication problems and try to solve them. My second tip is before you take the Rocket Math test, write the facts down and solve them so you know them.  If you don't know your multiplication facts, make sure you study them with your brother or sister from the multiplication chart."

Friday, April 5, 2013

"Caps for Sale"

 Our class is sponsoring an Indialantic hat sale to raise money for supplies.  We are doing the service project along with Mrs. Donovan's and Mrs. Umbenhauer's classes. It is a good-looking hat according to the students. Here is a photo of students who bought hats today. They are $5 each. They are selling fast, so we have ordered another gross to last out the week. Sale officially begins on Monday at our room or the front office from 7:45-8:15 am only.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Figurative Language

This week we learned about figurative language.  Authors include figurative language to enhance the writing and make it more interesting to read and think about. Here is the fun video we used with the students that shows figurative language in pop music. Your student may enjoy viewing it again which would reinforce the collection of figurative techniques used at this level.