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May 25, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Our Favorites of 2015-2016

It’s a tradition is Mrs. Moore’s class to look back and reflect on some of the amazing activities, projects and moments we’ve had during our school year. We used our blog to look back, and class discussion to spark our memories. Then, in pairs of two, we wrote our personal favorites. Next, Mrs. Moore put the choices into a Google Form so we could vote. These are the results!

  1. Legos – If you think playing with Legos sounds exciting, you should look at this post.
  2. Peace Cranes – We participated in the Peace Crane Project. Our cranes flew to Victoria, BC Canada!
  3. Prodigy and Sumdog – Playing these engaging math games not only helped us with our math skills, but it was really fun.
  4. O.R.E.O. Project – This is a Project by Jen that stands for Our Really Exciting Online Project.
  5. Hour of Code – That’s right! We started coding this year!
  6. Straws, Bricks, and Sticks -A building challenge!
  7. Unsinkable Ships – Everyone has heard of the Titanic…
  8. Marshmallow Challenge and Marshmallow Challenge Redux – We weren’t satisfied with our first tries of this challenge. We hoped are collaboration and constructing skills had improved over the year, so Mrs. Moore let us try again to see if we could build taller structures. Check our the redux to see if we were successful.
  9. Kahoot – We love playing Kahoot! We even played with a class in a different state during the Global Read Aloud.
  10. Mad Scientist Day – So many experiments, with so little time.

and because it was so close…

11. Camouflage Butterflies – We learned the Pepper Moth was no silly moth.

A quick iMovie Trailer to help you with a visual of our year together.

Our Favorites of 2015-2016 from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

May 25, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Promoting Peace

Earlier this school year, we did a read aloud with Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Elenor Coerr. If you have not read this before, we highly suggest you do! Although the book has a sad ending, it is definitely worth reading. In honor of Sadako, we joined a project called Peace Cranes Project. Since this project began in 2012, over 1 million children, from over 154 countries have joined, and we are proud to be 26 of them!

We started folding origami cranes in anticipation of our exchange. We sent our cranes to Victoria, B.C. in Canada, and in return, they sent theirs to us here, in Arizona. Our cranes carried messages of peace and friendship.

Our cranes ready for flight!

Our cranes ready for flight!

We also signed a peace pledge!

Our Pledge

Our Pledge

Today our peace cranes arrived from our new friends caring messages! We were inspired by their messages of friendship and caring. Thank you again St. Patrick’s Grade 3B!

Our exchange arrived!

Our exchange arrived!

Thank you Peace Crane Project for the inspiration!

 

 

May 22, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Legos Mania!

The day had finally arrived! It was our turn to use the WeDo Lego kits! These are no average Lego kits, we were actually able to program them to move and make noise! Using Mrs. Moore’s computer, we plugged them into a USB and started programming. Take a look at our skills!

Legos from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

May 21, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Pieces of Me

Have you ever thought about your favorite piece of you? There are so many, how do you choose just one? Mrs. Moore put us up to the challenge. We had to pick just one piece of us that we think is extraordinary and write a poem telling why. Mrs. Moore was so impressed by our poems, she made a book to share with future classes. If you could read our book, this is what you would see…

What is your favorite piece of you?

May 19, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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It Happened, Again

We can hardly believe it. The beloved classroom Flat Stanley is lost again. You might remember at the end of the last school year, our flat guy was on his final trip in France when he slipped out the bag, and was never seen again. We, of course, knew it was because he was set on spending the rest of his days with Etoile, so we understood.

But this time, we are a little confused and have no one to blame but lost mail. He was packaged up and sent to a small island off the coast of Canada, Denman Island. He was going to spend some time there before moving on to Alaska. We were really excited about this because Alaska is home of the greatest race on earth, The Iditarod, and we knew he was going to love it! We guess maybe he wasn’t as excited about visiting the cold as we thought he would be. This is the last we saw of him.

Mrs. Moore's chair getting ready!

Mrs. Moore’s chair getting ready!

Jumping into the envelope ready for flight!

Jumping into the envelope ready for flight!

Although he was only around for one short year, he did go on quite a few adventures. A special thanks to the people who made it happen, Mary Salmon, Ms. Brokaw and the Carney Family. We appreciate showing us a bit more of the United States. He was able to visit two coasts and a national treasure. Here are a few photos from Stanley’s adventures this year.

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