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March 27, 2015
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Earth Hour 2015

Student Blogging Challenge: Week 4 – Activity 9

This afternoon, Mrs. Moore read us the book Where Do Polar Bears Live? by Sarah L. Thompson.  This book got us a little concerned and really thinking about climate change. We started brainstorming different ways we could help with this situation. Here are a list of activities our class came up with for ways to help with global climate change.

  • When possible, use a bicycle or walk instead of using cars.
  • When it’s bright in the morning, open your window blinds instead of turning on lights.
  • Plant more trees and other plants around your neighborhood.
  • When it’s hot inside and cooler outside, open your windows instead of using AC.
  • Recycle plastic, glass, paper and metal.
  • Make sure you turn off your computer at night.
  • Instead of using AC, try using a fan.
  • Buy a car that does not use gasoline.
  • Sometimes, when it’s nice outside, get out there instead of staying in your house with the AC.
  • Use less technology and play less video games.
  • Instead of watching TV for entertainment, play a board game with your family or read a book.
  • Invest in solar power.
  • Don’t leave the TV or lights on when you leave the room.
  • Don’t destroy plants.
  • Don’t waste paper. We want less trees cut down.
  • Instead of going out to eat, stay at home to eat.

Then, Mrs. Moore told us about Earth Hour. This Saturday, people all around the world will be participating in Earth Hour 2015. You ask, what is Earth Hour? It is a campaign to help anyone who wants to make a commitment to make this planet better.  The easiest way to get involved is to take part in Earth Hour’s Lights-Off Event. For one hour beginning at 8:30 pm local time, people will turn off all non-essential lights! You can also participate by doing other environmentally friendly activities like the ones we listed above.

A special message from our class!

Earth Hour from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

What ideas do you have to add to our list? 

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March 26, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Stumped!

Monday was the first time we were unable to figure out where in the United States the class was located during a Mystery Skype. We diligently worked through our yes or no questions, referenced our maps, discussed possibilities, but in the end, we were lost! The mystery class we were Skyping with was located in Pennsylvania. We asked two questions that would inevitably have us on the wrong path. First, we wanted to know if they bordered a great lake. Yes, they did! But, we missed it. That little part that touches Lake Erie was not obvious to us. Another question, do you border Pennsylvania? No! They were in Pennsylvania! We definitely learned a bit more about reading a map!

After, we were able to talk with Mrs. Cricks’ class for a few minutes. Even though we knew they were in the eastern time zone, we were surprised to hear they would shortly be leaving for the day. We hadn’t even had lunch yet! We also learned they were in Philadelphia, and had a school of about 790 students, grades k-8. After the call, we did a little research to find out they are located about 2,073 miles away from us and their average temperature right now is a high of 53 degrees. That sounds really cold to us right now! Leonardo also used his knowledge about elapsed time to discover our call was 25 minutes long.

skype2

 Thanks again to Mrs. Cricks’ class for Skyping with us!

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March 13, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Shaping Up With Quadrilaterals!

We recently began our standard on shapes and their attributes. To kick this off, Mrs. Moore read us the book Shape Up! Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons by David A. Adler. We learned many fascinating things about polygons! Did you know a polygon is any closed figure made with only line segments? Today, we are going to share our drawings created with at least one quadrilateral and most likely several other polygons. We want you to see if you can identify the quadrilaterals in them. Do you know the attributes of a quadrilateral? How many do you see in our drawings?

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March 6, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Our New Class Blog Voki!

Student Blogging Challenge: Week 1 – Activity 8 (continued)

This week we created avatars using voki.com. Our plan was to use one of them as our new sidebar voki to help share our blog. We opened up the voting to all kids in 3rd grade using Google Form as a survey, and anyone else who would like to leave a comment. With exactly 60 votes, the results are in, and the winner is…

A tie!! Congratulations Leonardo and Angelina! We will be putting one voki on our sidebar and the other on our permanent ‘About Us’ page.

Our runner up was Christilyn!

Good job to for all participating students. Now, what are some other ways we could use vokis in our class?

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March 5, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Creating Avatars Using Vokis

Student Blogging Challenge: Week 1 Activity 8

The students in our class are creating a new avatar for our blog using Voki. We are going to post 10 of these and let you help choose which one should make the final cut!  Students from our school may visit the ‘Links We Love’ page and take the Google Form survey, if not, leave a comment to let us know. Thanks for your help with this big decision.

By Angelina

By Leonardo

By Daisy

By Isaiah

By Christilyn

By Logan

By Rodrigo

By Aryana

By Tegan

By Oryion

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March 1, 2015
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What Is A Balanced Diet?

All of the third grade classes have been learning about what it means to eat a balanced and healthy diet. To share what we have been learning, we performed a short skit and sang a song at our recent flag ceremony. You can watch the video to see our performance and learn more about healthy food choices!

Flag Ceremony from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

What is your favorite fruit or vegetable? 

Are you eating a balanced diet?

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