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September 15, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Peace Cranes

Did you know September 21st is International Peace Day? In 1981, Peace Day was established by the United Nations with the hope of bringing peace among all people. In celebration of this day, our class joined The Peace Crane Project. We began our preparation by reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. This book is based on a true story about a little girl who is diagnosed with leukemia brought on from the radiation from the atomic bombing on Hiroshima. Sadako begins folding cranes while she is in the hospital.  She was inspired by a Japanese legend that one who folded 1,000 paper cranes would be cured by the gods. Much like Sadako, we have been busily folding peace cranes that will be “flying” across the ocean to Australia and the UK, and in turn, we will be receiving cranes from them. If you’d like to see a picture of us and the many others who have joined, check out this map. We also signed a peace pledge to show our support for the cause.

Our Peace Pledge

Our Peace Pledge

If you are curious about how to fold a crane, watch this video for a tutorial from Christilyn!

Paper Cranes from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

Have you read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes?

Have you ever folded a paper crane? 

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September 14, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Similes All Around!

After a week of similes, metaphors, and idioms, we took it outside to show some of what we learned! We used nature and other things we saw outside to inspire us to use similes to help describe what we saw. Then we took pictures, and put them in this Animoto video. We hope you enjoy learning a little about figurative language.

Do you know the difference between a simile and a metaphor? 

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September 8, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Lake Four Peaks

Written by attending students today

Our class today!

Our class today!

Today at Four Peaks it was raining cats and dogs! We only had ten students show up to school. We tried to keep our day sort of normal. We did morning meeting like we always do, and then problem solving using large white boards. Then we finished our bio poems (see our previous post) and continued with blog commenting. After, we did a little more math and then some science. Then, Ms. Myers said we should go outside and check out the lake forming behind our classroom. Mrs. Carney even joined in on the fun. Check out the short Animoto video of what we saw next!

What is the craziest weather you have experienced?

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September 8, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Bio Poems

You are going to love this post! We not only wrote fabulous poems about ourselves, but used Chromebooks and Haiku Deck to publish them. If you have not used Haiku Deck before, you are in for a treat. This allowed us to find the perfect pictures to go with each line of our poems. Watch below to not only see amazing poetry, but mixed with beautiful photos!

By Emily

Bio Poem – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Christilyn

Bio poem – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Aimie

Aimie – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

by Johnny

Bio poem by:Johnny – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Evelyn

bio peom evelyn – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Tegan

bio poem – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Madison

bio poem – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Cory

bio poem – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Logan

Bio poem – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

By Kevin

Kevin – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

 

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September 1, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Watch Out!

For only the second time in Four Peaks’ history, a flash mob broke out on campus! You heard right! Every third grader on our campus  went out for a few minutes on Friday morning, and entertained Mrs. Carney’s class with our dance moves. We’ve been practicing along with a GoNoodle video called Dinosaur Stomp by Koo Koo Kanga Roo. This fit perfect this week with our story Little Grunt and the Big Egg by Tomie DePaola. Watch the video to see our synchronized dance that is sure to entertain and wow you! You might even see a guest appearance from our principal, Mrs. Farris!

Dinosaur Stomp from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

Have you ever participated in a flash mob?

Have you read Little Grunt and the Big Egg?

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