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December 17, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Hour of Code 2014

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We use iPads daily in our classroom to practice our math facts using a variety of apps. Today we asked ourselves the question, “Who creates those apps and how?” To help us understand how coding works, we participated in Hour of Code. We let Anna and Elsa teach us how! This gave us the opportunity to create snowflakes and patterns, and watch Elsa ice skate around. This was made possible all by doing our own coding! First, we worked independently to try it on our own. After sometime, if we were having problems, our friends stepped in to help us out. We also learned there are many great jobs that involve computer science, and that computer science is a top paying college degree. It was a very exciting afternoon, and we are all excited to do a little more coding. Watch this short video to see us in action!

Hour of Code from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

Have you ever participated in Hour of Code? 

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December 11, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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How Do You Review?

With benchmark testing approaching, it was time to make sure we were ready to go! Of course we did the normal practice stuff, and then go over it with Mrs. Moore, but we also did a lot of really cool things to help give us that nudge! Here are some of the activities we did for our benchmark review.

We used Kahoot.it!

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Final Jeopardy? Watch out, it was a tough question!

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We worked in collaborative groups using our big dry erase white boards to solve word problems.

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Have you ever used any of these methods? 

What is your personal favorite for preparing for a test?

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December 10, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Clare’s Bug Report

Clare’s Bug Report

Over Thanksgiving holiday my family went to New Mexico. In Santa Fe, everyone was talking about the new bug museum, The Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum. We went inside, and the sign on the door said that only the brave could go in. Other kids were inside touching and looking at bugs. The owner asked me if I wanted to touch a bug. I wasn’t sure, but I said yes. He let me touch a Hissing Cockroach. I thought it would feel gross, but it was cool. Then I held a millipede. My mom said that if I held it, she would too. She did but her hands were shaking. But then she said that it was really wild. The praying mantis was awesome. It stood very still when I held it. The last bug I held was a tarantula. I was a little scared that it would bite me, but they only bite their prey and people who try to hurt them. I didn’t touch  the vinegaroon, which looks like a scorpion. I wasn’t scared, but we ran out of time.

Hissing Cockroach:They are from Madagascar. They are called hissers. When I touched it, it felt smooth. They can be kept as pets.

Hissing Cochroach

Photo by Clare’s mom

Millipede: millipedes are slow moving and eat dead plants.The oldest known land creature was a millipede that lived 428 years ago. When they took it off my hand it felt like velcro and they do not bite or sting.

Millipede

Photo by Clare’s mom

Praying Mantis: The praying mantis I held look like a dried leaf when I held it felt like a feather and they eat other bugs and here is a fact the girl praying mantis is bigger than the boy praying mantis and sometimes the girl praying mantis will eat the boy praying mantis.

Praying Mantis

Photo by Clare’s mom

Tarantula: Tarantulas eat insects but the biggest tarantulas can eat lizards,mice and even snakes and mildly venomous and its bite is mildly venomous and so are its hairs on its bottom and when I held it light it did not bite me.

Photo by Clare's mom

Photo by Clare’s mom

 Have you ever held a tarantula?

Have you ever touched a hissing cockroach?

 

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December 9, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Holiday Card Exchange

Our class is super excited to be a part of the Jen Wagner’s Holiday Card Exchange! We are sending 30 cards to classes all over the United States and one to Canada. We would usually wait to do this post until after we received all of our cards, but Mrs. Moore thought we did such a beautiful job on our own cards, we wanted to share them as well. Watch this Animoto video to see our artistic abilities shine!

Does your family have a card exchange tradition? 

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December 3, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Edublog Awards!

This morning our class got some exciting news. We have been nominated for an Edublog Award for Best Class Blog 2014! We feel very honored to be nominated, and would like to thank all of our fellow bloggers and friends who nominated us. If you would like to continue supporting us, and check out some of the other nominees (one of them being Ms. Myers’ class next door), this can be done two ways.

  1. If you are over the age of 13, vote here at Best Class Blog 2014.
  2. If you are under the age of 13, you can vote as a class here.

There are also several other categories to vote on. A list can be found at Edublog Awards 2014. We think you should check these out, you never know what great blogs you will discover!

Remember you can vote daily! 

Thank you again for your support! 

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November 30, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Our Peace Cranes Arrive!

After “flying” our peace cranes to Australia, Scotland and England (original post here), ours have started to arrive! We would like to give a special thanks to Ms. Becka Moore (not related to our teacher), and the 1st Conon Bridge Brownie Pack  for sharing and spreading peace with us. We have a short video clip to show our excitement when our first cranes arrived.

Peace Cranes from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

If your classroom or organization would like to get involved, visit The Peace Crane Project and see how you can unite with other children around the world.

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