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April 21, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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A Balinese New Year

If you’ve been following our blog this year, you know we have been learning about different places around the world through the #GeoShows. One of our last Skype calls with Geo Brandon took us to Indonesia. We learned amazing things about their New Year celebrations. Then, Ms. Brokaw had a fantastic idea we create our own ogoh-ogohs to celebrate our almost being 4th graders! Check out our journey through planning, creating, and parading for an audience with our ogoh-ogohs!

Listen to the starting speeches to learn more about the celebration.

Our first performance for Ms. Marsh and Mrs. Seese‘s class was so popular, we held a second performance for the Mrs. Carney, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Pesterfield, and Ms. Mewhorther‘s classes!

How do you celebrate the New Year? 

April 12, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Songkran: Thai New Year

It was mostly about Thailand new year.  They had a water fight that went on for 3 days, and had a parade with Buddhas. They had a moat that covered the outline of the city.  The celebration was called Songkran.  They had temples that you have to take your shoes off.

By Wade

Today we had a geo show Skype,  and it was about Thailand and we thought it was pretty cool. Every year they get water guns and squirt it all over everyone. We think it looked fun, and  we wish we could go there, but it is too far away. Anyway, every year they  also make a parade. There are be cool statues made out of gold, and they are Buddha people. They also have a museum about Buddha, and you have to take off your shoes for respect. Also, they make Buddha statue and it depends how big they are about holding the Buddha. The kids are just are holding up the signs and some other ones walk the whole parade the whole entire time and the rest of them are squirting water at the parade or at the people or at the Buddha. The people who hold the Buddha sprayed water back.   

By Sophiah and Emi

Today we learned about Thailand with the Geo Show. We learned how they celebrate by getting into water fights or by just throwing water at people. They get a bucket of water or a water gun. We also learned about Buddhas. There are gold kinds, and silver, and also emerald kinds. There are lots of kinds of Buddhas!

By Leslie

Today we learned how Thailand celebrates new years. We learned how Thailand celebrates new years with Geo Show. They had Buddha when they had a parade. Then they had a water fight that lasted 3 days straight. What surprised me the most was when they through scented water at the Buddhas. He also showed us how to make banana coconut milk. There are some made of gold and emerald.

 

By Destiny

 

Geo Brandon answered this during the live show! Yes! The statues are made out of real gold!!

That’s right! It finally happened. Someone from our class won!

How do you celebrate New Year’s?

March 30, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Castle, Farm, or Houseboat?

This quarter has been all about opinion writing! Here are a few of our opinions about where we would like to live.

I would live in a castle because it is royalty and nice. My house is not nice. I like it but it is not royalty at all. In a castle you have servers, and they serve you all day, everyday, all the time! I won’t have a slave. I’m not lazy. I can get my own food. I will have someone clean my castle. I want to live in a castle because it is bigger than a house, but I really want to be a queen so bad. I can rule everyone, but not the teacher, only other people. But, that would not be fair to others and they would not eat anything, so I would be a nice queen, not a mean queen or evil.

By Anahi

I would rather live on a farm. I’d rather live on a farm because you can grow veggies and plants. I’ll also live on a farm because you could make a bed out of sheep fur to have a nap, or to got to bed. I’d rather live on a farm because you get milk from the cows to drink and milk has protein. On a farm you can eat eggs and fresh veggies. I would live on a farm because you can look at the sunsets and look at the view. I’ll live there because you can survive, be healthy, and also have protein. You can go places with the horses instead of a car. My last opinion is I’d like a farm because you can eat healthy instead of sugar, and it could be fun to live on a farm.

By Leslie

I would live on a houseboat because I could scuba dive and explore the sea. I could go fishing for dinner and lunch. I could also catch fish for pets. Also, I could see a ton of sharks! If I get lucky, I could see unidentified animals! Living in a houseboat would be fun. I could do a lot of things.

By Wade

I would rather live on a farm because I love animals. I would also live on a farm because I wouldn’t have to go the store to get eggs, milk, and wool. I would also live on a farm because I could see my favorite animals, the sheep because it is soft, the horse because it is cool, and the pig because it is cute. Also, I can ride a horse, and kids could have a field trip to see my animals. Where would you live?

By Sophiah

I would rather live in a houseboat than a farm or castle. I would want to live on a houseboat because I can fish and make fish sticks. I would want to live on a houseboat because I can sail around the world. I could take my houseboat to find new islands. I would want to live on it because it can be super big like a yacht, and I can take my family.

By Peyton

I would rather live in a castle because castles have stairs, and I like climbing stairs. It gives you a good workout and gives you energy. Other reasons are it is big, it has comfortable and big beds, and they have tons of windows and rooms. The bad thing about having a castle is that they have gardeners, and they don’t let you out of the castle. You have tons of space to run around. You also get to dress pretty and had a dress on for your knight.

By Emi

Today I am going to tell you three reasons why I would rather live in a castle, farm, or houseboat. I would rather live on a farm. I would rather live on a farm because you could see all the animals. Including my favorite animal the pig. My next reason is because you get free food, so you don’t have to use all your money. My last reason is because you can ride something. You will have lots of fun. That is three reasons I want to live on a farm.

By Connor

I would live on a farm. I would live on a farm because I get to grow plants. I would like to grow plants because I would get to sell them. I would also like to live on a farm because I get to watch plants grow. I would like to watch the plants grow. Everyday I would get to see who much they have grown. My last reason is I build pens. I would like to build pens (for the animals) because it helps the animals stay warm and not run away. I would like to live on a farm more than anything else.

 

March 27, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Poetry (Sort of) and Pictures (With Attributions)

#17stubc: Week 3 – Activity 2

A Poem About Dogs

By Destiny

Dogs are not hogs, but they don’t have clogs. Dogs have claws, but they don’t have school laws.

They do not like laws, but they do like wet paws. Dogs love bones, but do not like toads.

Dogs love to play, but they don’t like gray, they also like to eat, but they do not like the heat. Dogs love treats, but do not like wheat.

Dogs hate squirrels, but they do like hurdles. Do not disturb dogs when they sleep or you’ll end up getting into a fight!

Guinea Pigs

By Sophiah        

Guineas are cute and I love them too.

I wish I had a hundred, but 3 is enough for me,

but maybe not for you.

Pugs

By Logan

Pugs are so cute, you just can’t stop them, if they want food you can’t say no.

If I stuck my pug to Shyanne, he wouldn’t stop licking her, it would be so cute.

It would be so cute to watch them sleep, it look like it is a little blanket wrapped around itself, but don’t don’t even think about getting two pugs.

Trust me, I got two they fight a lot.

Did you know pugs are 3 feet long and 5 inches tall? Just imagine playing minecraft and you see and it becomes your best friend.

Usually I give it bacon every morning before I go to school. Every night, I gave it cupcake for dessert,

and I also play games with it when I get home.

I bounce his chew toy and Mr. Pie. I also give it a bath.  It so cute when it goes in the bubbles.

It looks like a sinking ship head that is so cute, just remember PUGS ARE SO CUTE 😉

A Poem About Bees

By Leslie
    Bees are yellow and black. They have stripes, but do not have tights.

They have antennas, but do not have hats. Bees are helpful when it comes to flowers,

but when they are mad they drag. Sometimes bees are small, but they are really strong.

Bees suck pollen, but they do not suck up juice. Bees have wings but do not have airplanes winged.

Do not flick a bee or you’ll get into a fight!

 

Butterflies

By Emi

Butterflies are colorful. Butterflies are nice.

Butterflies are small. Butterflies are hard to see when they have camouflage.

March 25, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Our Penguins Arrived!

Well, not actual penguins, but our postcards arrived via snail mail all the way from Antartica! We didn’t get a chance to blog about it, but we actually talked with scientist at the south pole through Skype! It was amazing! They answered our questions about the weather, how long they could stay outside, and how they can sleep when it’s light during the night.  We also learned there are no penguins at the south pole.

Our Skype with the scientists.

As a fun activity to accompany our Skype, we colored penguins on postcards. Then, Mrs. Moore mailed them in a big envelope to Antartica. They mailed them back to us individually, and now we all have a piece of mail stamped from Antartica! If you’d like to view our artwork, take a look at the Animoto video.

We wrote penguin facts, but they are on our bulletin board. What facts can you share with us? 

March 22, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Cactus Adventures with Longwood Gardens

Today we had a video conference with  Longwood Gardens  in Pennsylvania. We learned about cactus and different parts of a plant. We also did activities. We got to draw your own desert plant and some of my classmates drew violent cactus, but my cactus was regular. Some plants hang from the ceiling, and you can see the roots you would walk under the roots. Some cactus you can eat. My cactus was a Agave cactus. My classmates and I had a lot of fun doing the video conference, and this was our 3rd time attempting to do the video conference. We saw close ups of different pictures of cactus.

By Destin

Today we had a video conference. During our video conference we talked about plants and adaptations. We learned about where she lives and where we live. Then, we went outside to see what cactus we have. We learned about Longwood garden and there was a garden called Silver Garden and we learned about why it was called Silver Garden.

By Shyanne and Sophiah

 

We learned about plants and we had a video conference with Longwood Gardens. We learned parts of a plant, we also learned about different kinds of cactus. We got to draw a plant and write about our plant and say what the adaptations of that plant.

After, we did the video conference, we went outside and looked for other different kinds of plants we saw some cactuses, and plants with a red thing on it. We also learned about the Agave plant it would grow really tall from the middle when it blooms.   That’s what we learned with Longwood Gardens about plants!

By Leslie

Today we had a video conference and  we learned about plants. We also learned about a lot of cactus. We learned about the silver cactus. It was really fun and  the lady was really nice. We did some activities and we also learned that they have a garden called the Silver Garden. It had a lot of cactus.  The place was called Longwood Garden. They have a lot of cactus and  they also have a venus fly trap. That was her favorite plant. They also have plants that hang from the ceiling. It was so cool, the flowers  were so pretty, and if you saw it you would be amazed.  I recommend going to Longwood garden. I hope you enjoyed reading my story about Longwood garden.

By Alyssa

We went to the makerspace to do a video conference presented by Longwood Garden. First we talked about parts of a plant. Then, we talked about what a plant needs to survive. Next, we matched the adaptation to the purpose. Finally we got to make are own desert plant and write its adaptations, and we also got to see what the silver garden looks like. If you want to go there, it is in Pennsylvania.

By Connor, Peyton, and Torrin

Today we learned from a video conference. What we did was learn about what’s  in the Longwood garden.  There was one plant that looks like the plant I’m growing at my house. The plant I really liked was the Old Man Cactus. The Old Man Cactus is like a cactus that is shaped like a sphere and like there is a spikes on it and something that looks like crazy hair. This is what I learned during the conference.

By Emi

Take a look at a few pictures from our morning!

Do you know why the Venus Flytrap eats flies? 

Do you know why cactus have spines? 

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