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Adventures in Education

November 24, 2016
by Mrs. Moore

We Are Thankful For Our Friends

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the things we are thankful for has been a major discussion. We talked about it at morning meeting and wrote essays explaining three things we are thankful for. Then, Ms. Brokaw gave us a great idea! We each picked a mystery sticky note. On the back was the name of one student in our class. We didn’t say who the lucky friend was, but went quietly back to our seat and privately wrote our note. This was our chance to share with that person why we are thankful for them. Here are are some of our thoughts.

What are you thankful for? 

November 23, 2016
by Mrs. Moore

We Love Poetry!

Last time we recited poetry for you, Mrs. Farris gave us a very good tip. She said we should lower our folders so you could not only see us, but hear us better! We decided to challenge ourselves and go one step further. We memorized our poems! We know you will be impressed.

Open Mic Retake! from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

November 15, 2016
by Mrs. Moore

Meeting the Komodo Dragon

Our class was once again wowed with the information we learned during our Skype with #GEOshow! This time, we were introduced to the Komodo dragon at the Komodo National Park in Indonesia! Although we knew a couple of fun facts about these fierce creatures, we had much more to learn.

Post Skype Facts:

  • When they are young, they can climb trees.
  • They are carnivores, which means they only eat meat.
  • Although they have a lot of teeth, they are pretty small.
  • They have a warning sign that sounds scary!
  • Komodo dragons only eat once a month! We cannot imagine this!
  • They are cold blooded animals.
  • They lay eggs in nests where the mother stays near to protect until they hatch.
  • Komodo’s eat their prey whole.
  • An adult can weigh up to 330 pounds, grow to be 10 feet long, and live for around 30 years.
  • They have up to 50 kinds of bacteria in their mouth that is toxic.
  • Don’t try and out run one, they are really fast!

Then we answered this question, “What surprised you about the Komodo National Park?”

  • The young Komodo dragons live in trees for about 2 to 3 years (this is so the bigger ones don’t eat them!)
  • A male Komodo dragon will eat others’ eggs.
  • A Komodo dragon can and will eat people! It happened in 1990, a tourist was swallowed whole.
  • The people at the park use a stick to protect themselves, and that is it!

Next we answered, “Would you visit Komodo National Park?”

  • Yes, I would because there are amazing things to see. – Anahi
  • No, I would not because they would bite me. – Matthew
  • No because I don’t want to get eaten. – Alyssa
  • No, because as a kid I would get eaten. – Peyton
  • Yes, because I could learn more about Komodo Dragons. – Leslie
  • No, because I could get eaten by one. – Logan
  • No, because I don’t want to get bit by one. – Destiny
  • Yes, I would visit KNP because I would want to see Komodo dragons. – Torrin
  • Yes, because I would want to see a Komodo dragon. I hope I don’t get bitten. – Noemi
  • Yes, so I can learn more about Komodo dragons. – Connor
  • Yes, because I want to see a Komodo dragon in person. – Sophiah

We also got to see some cool underwater video! Watch our Animoto video to see a bit of what we experienced!

If you would like to view the whole Komodo GEO show, view it here!

What is the scariest creature you have ever seen in person? 

Would you like to visit the Komodo National Park? 


November 10, 2016
by Mrs. Moore

Here’s What We Would Do With Big Money!

Sharing makes the world a kinder place. Here are some ways we would share $100.

I would give half to a person with disabilities. I would want them to spend it on treatments so they could get their abilities back. The rest of the money would go to a league that helps endangered animals because one day a species of animals could go extinct, and all the animals need to be free and have equal rights. The sea creatures also need help because of huge oil leaks.

By Peyton

I will give it to homeless people because I want to help them. I want them to use it for a house, clothes, food, or drinks so they can live. I want them to be happy and I want to be a good person. I want them to have a happy life because some homeless people don’t live that long. They could buy stuff they need. I would do this because they need more than me, and that’s what I would do if I had $100.

By Leslie

I think if I had $100 I would give it to charity. I would give it to charity so the children could see their families like we can see our families when we get home from school. Or I could give it to a homeless person so they don’t need to live on the sidewalks anymore, and they don’t have to eat old food. I could help a school that might not have a lot of money so they wouldn’t get their school turned into a daycare.

By Sophiah

If I had $100 but couldn’t keep it, I would give it to the zoo so the animals would not die. Then they could get bigger cages, lots of water, and more food. They could live longer lives and a better life. The animals would not be endangered anymore. They would catch animals instead of kill animals. The animals would be in better shape. The animals would not be harmed anymore.

By Connor

I would give it to a homeless person and share it with the class. I’ll be nice, kind, and helpful to others. I would want the homeless person to buy a house and food to have a good life. That would make me very happy, and I’ll feel good about it! I feel sad about people that live on the streets. I would do my best to help charity. I would help animals and the habitat for animals and people. I would try to get help to schools that need new supplies for school. I would try and think of a new way to save endangered animals because I hat to see animals scared. Having $100 is great, but I would help people who need it more than me. I can’t stand feeling that people don’t have homes and people try their best to help, but some people don’t help. I would try my best to help homeless and charity!

By Destiny

It I had $100 but couldn’t keep it, I would give it to schools. I would give schools money because I would want them to have more food and playground equipment. I would donate $50 to one school. I would also do this so they could get new desks, books, chairs, decorations, folders, computers, dictionaries, and pencils. I would do this because I like school, math, reading, and science.

By Torrin

Would would you do with $100?

November 7, 2016
by Mrs. Moore

Asian Elephants and the Geo Show!

It finally happened. We were on camera visitors for our last Skype call with Brandon from Learning Around the World! It was the most exciting show yet, with so much to learn. Here are a few fun facts:

  • The Asian elephant is only slightly smaller than its African cousin.
  • They are herbivores, which means they only eat vegetation.
  • An elephants trunk has many functions including breathing, smelling, drinking, bathing and picking up things.
  • An elephant’s trunk alone contains more than 100,000 muscles!
  • A male is called a bull and  female is called a cow.
  • A cow carries her baby for 22 months.
  • We learned riding an elephant can hurt them because of where the basket sits on their back.
  • They are an endangered species.
  • They enjoy dirt and mud baths.
  • Elephants are very intelligent!

He does record the shows. So if you would like to see it, you can view it here!

What fun elephant facts do you have to share? 

October 21, 2016
by Mrs. Moore

Poetry You’ll Want to Hear!

We kicked off our week with new poetry folders. They are filled with lots of great poems, and the best thing is we will be adding to them throughout the year! We think everyone should read poetry because it is fun, but Mrs. Moore likes it because it helps with our reading fluency. Check out our first open mic!

Do you have a favorite poem you think we should read? 

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