Mrs. Moore's Class Blog

Adventures in Education

March 25, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

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

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? 

March 10, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Meet Our Wild Selves!

#17stubc: Week 1 – Activity 1 & 2

We are kicking off the Student Blogging Challenge with individual about me pages and adding our own personal avatars! On the #17stubc website, Mrs. Moore found an interesting website called Digital Tools for Teachers, and we are ecstatic she did! On that website she found Build Your Wildself.

Mrs. Moore shared one Google Slides through Google Classroom for all of us to collaboratively edit. We each added to one slide our about me and our avatar. Check out our results!


Here are our recommendations for the Build Your Wildself website.

Why I Recommend Build Your Wildself

By Destiny

I recommend build your wild self because you can be normal and you can be half animal AND also you can be a whole animal! I put myself as a normal person because I didn’t want to be a half monster or a whole monster. Some of my classmates wanted to be funny, and they made their self funny.

By Leslie

I would recommend it because you can look funny, you can look normal, and you can look like an animal. You can change the color of your shirt, hair, pants, and other things. It was a fun way to express yourself.

By Peyton and Brendon

Our first reason we would recommend it, it is cool because you get to create what you want. Our second, reason we would recommend it is because you can make super heros and normal people. We liked given our characters super powers! The last, reason  we think it is great is because you can send it to your friend!

We think you should give it a try!

Tell us something about you! 

March 9, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

The Iditarod is Back!

This means it is time for our friendly, 3rd grade competition to see who will be the big winner in “The Last Great Race.” Each class took some time to research the mushers running in the 2017 Iditarod.  Then, we presented to the class the musher we felt would have the best results. We used a Google Form to vote, and our class chose Ryan Anderson and Kristy Berington!

Waiting for the 1st day results!

Each day this week, all of third grade piled into the hall to find out which one of our chosen mushers had the lead. Ms. Myers’ class was very excited to see one of their mushers in 16th place, but Mrs. Moore assured us, lots could change in the next days to come!

The first day results!

The results today put our mushers in 42nd and 43rd place, but we are not giving up! Tomorrow starts spring break, but we will use this blog post to communicate. Leave us a comment if you have a favorite to win!

March 8, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Our Journey to the Underwater Caves in The Bahamas!

This time, we did go on an actual field trip! We piled in the big black school buses (yep, we took the special high school buses!) and headed to the Mesa Arts Center.

Inside the Mesa Arts Center waiting for the show to start!

Our speaker, Kenny Broad, is an environmental anthropologist. He showed us underwater footage from inside caves. Some of us thought it looked like a great adventure, but some of us thought it looked really scary! After we got back, we used Google Slides to write our field trip reflections. Sometimes we get too tricky with the color of the font, so you may have a little difficulty reading some of them. It’s something we are working on mastering.

Logan’s slideshow 

Peyton and Torrin’s slideshow

Christina and Lilly excited for the presentation to begin!

February 27, 2017
by Mrs. Moore

Makerspace and the Pipeline Activity

You will be amazed with what we created using these materials!

First, we headed over to Ms. Brokaw’s class to collaborate in teams. We needed to design the structures we would build using three sizes of piping and five different types of connectors. Our goal, how tall could we make it with the materials we were allowed!

Let the planning begin!

To see us in action, check out our iMovie Trailer!

How high do you think you could build?

Is working with a team better than working alone? 

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