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April 22, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Earth Day 2015

Leading up to today, we read five fantastic books to help us on our quest to help save the planet! You might remember one we read earlier, Where Do Polar Bears Live? This book helped us to understand some of the challenges with global climate change. Then, we blogged about it here during Earth Hour 2015. Next, we read A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History, The Camping Trip That Changed America, Re-Cycles, and Where Does the Garbage Go? 

We are currently working on historical bio poems about John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. These were inspired by The Camping Trip That Changed America. This is a great book, and we would recommend it to anyone! Check back to see our presentations.

It’s a tradition in Mrs. Moore’s class to learn about the importance of recycling. While reading Re-Cycles, we learned there is more to recycling than putting your paper and plastic into special dumpsters. We learned that soil has a cycle! To learn more about it, she brought in worms for us to build vermicomposters. Our friend Vermi the Worm gave us some great tips on how to set up their environment and what’s needed to keep them healthy! By putting food scraps, newspaper, a little bit of soil, and red wigglers, you can create fresh and nutritious soil! Check back to see our next steps.

Earth Day Kick-Off!

Earth Day Kick-Off!

Do you compost?

 

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April 15, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Flat Stanley: LOST!

That’s right. We recently found out that our Flat Stanley was last seen at the Eiffel Tower in Paris! We can hardly believe he’s gone, but if he had to go missing, Paris is the perfect place. We recently finished Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure: Framed in France. While in Paris protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, Stanley spies a young artist by the name of Etoile. As the story progresses, Stanley becomes very fond of Etoile and is sad to leave her and the crepes behind because Paris was so magnifique!

We’re fairly certain Stanley is safe with Etoile somewhere in Paris, but if you happen to see him, please contact us immediately! Our classroom Flat Stanley has been to 12 states, Canada, China, Australia, Spain, Italy and lastly, France. We would love to see him back in the United States! He was colored both front and back, and nicely laminated by his first travelling host, Charlotte.

If you have spotted him, please contact us through commenting on this blog or our class twitter! Please help spread the word and help us locate him before May 22nd!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Moore’s Class

 

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April 8, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Kicking-Off Perimeter

Did you know there is a whole different story about another set of three little pigs? Neither did we until we read Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone. Much like the original story, there are three little pigs (although one is a girl) and a big bad wolf (but his name is Brad). We don’t want to tell you too much about the story because we think you should read it for yourself. What we will tell you is this helped us learn about perimeter. After reading the story, we traced and measured the perimeter of each piece. Then we created something with all seven pieces and found the perimeter for the whole shape! Check out our Animoto video!

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April 7, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Toothpicks and Marshmallows

After reading about the Space Needle, we were inspired to create our own structures. Each group was given two cups of mini marshmallows and 100 toothpicks. The goal was to build the tallest, free-standing structure using only the given supplies and our own creativity. Almost everyone thought the biggest challenges were getting the structure to not tip over and dealing with how sticky the marshmallows became after adjusting so many times. This task may sound easy, but watch our iMovie trailer to see our attempts!

Toothpicks and Marshmallows from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

The winning structure!

The winning structure!

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April 4, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Writing With Questions About Flat Stanley Photos

Eiffel Tower

by Madison

One day Flat Stanley went to Paris and saw the Eiffel Tower. Stanley said, ‘’The Eiffel Tower is about 12 feet tall.” Arthur said, ’’It is really cold there in Paris, right  mom?’’ Mrs.Lambchop said,’’Yes it is really could there.”  They finally arrived at the Eiffel Tower. There were a lot of people in Paris. Mr.Lambchop said joyfully, “It is a dark black color.” Stanley said friendly, “Is it going to rain or be a thunderstorm?’’ No said a familiar voice. Stanley turned around and saw his friend from school ‘’Hi Stanley’’ said Justin. Stanley said, ‘’Hi Justin.’’ Then Justin left. Stanley said, ‘’Can you eat in the Eiffel Tower?” Mr.Lambchop said. ’’I do not think so.’’Mrs.Lambchop went and got the tower guide and asked him, ‘’Hi can you eat in the tower?’’ The man kindly said, ‘’Yes you can, any other questions?” ‘’Yes, two more.’’ Mr.Lambchop walked over and said, ’’What is your name?’’ The tower guide said. ‘’My name is Bob.’’ Then Stanlyy asked, ‘’Can you go up in the Eiffel tower Bob?’’ Bob said,’’Yes you can. ’’ ‘’Well lets go eat’’ said Stanley. An hour later they saw a carnival so they bought 6 tickets so Stanley, Arthur, Mr.Lambchop, Mrs.Lambchop, their friend Justin, and the tower guide Bob could go. And for the rest of the day they had fun. After the carnival was over they had to go home, but before they went they said bye to bob and Justin, but Justin was leaving tomorrow so they said goodbye to Justin also. Anyways, even though he would see see him in 1 week and 2 days, then they got in the car to go home. Six days later…… Finally they got home and unpacked and then went to sleep because they were really tired.

Photo by Terry Moore

Photo by Terry Moore

Flat Stanley with the Monkeys

by Logan

One day two  monkeys that got away from their home and landed in a tree. They used to live in a different tree in France. A couple days later there was this little Flat guy they figured out his name it was Flat Stanley. They thought Stanley could live with so the monkeys and would have some company. One of the monkey’s doesn’t like Stanley so he looks away one ever Stanley looks at him. He doesn’t like him because he always goes on adventures and he doesn’t get to go. Stanley is with them because he wanted to take a little adventure. Then the monkey asked him, “Why are you here?” Stanley said, “I wanted to take a little adventure.” The mean monkey says, “don’t you take a lot of adventures?”That day it was hot so the monkeys were hot. The monkeys weigh about 40 pounds each so they were really hot with their fur. As Stanley got to know the monkeys he asked them how old are you? Then one of the monkeys said, “I’m 30 going on to 31.” Then the other monkey said,”I’m 25 going on to 26.” Stanley says can I do the math for the ages. Stanley said the dad is older. Stanley said the monkey that is mean is 5 years younger than the nice monkey. Stanley said I have to go find my family.  Hopefully the monkeys will help me find my family with me.

Photo by Terry Moore

Photo by Terry Moore

The Staring Contest

by Nicky

Stanley and a seagull were having a staring contest the seagull. Had red eyes  so they can help him see in the dark. The seagull came from miles away. The seagull came from Atlantis and they are in Rome right now. Stanley said to the seagull why are you fat? The seagull said because I eat a lot of fish. He also said why is your feathers white? And then Stanley jumped on Bob the seagull, but instead of going back to Atlantis, they went to Mexico. They were lucky because when they were in Mexico, it was October. They went le Dia de Muertos festival, and the food they had was tamales, pozole and menudo. Stanley and bob the seagull loved the food. They also ate sugar skulls. After Bob and Stanley were in the Dia de los Muertos festival. Then they went to Mexico City. After they were in Mexico City, they went to the Gulf of Mexico. Stanley got to ride a dolphin, and they both got to ride a free cruise ship because bob flew after the cruise ship. Finally, they sailed back to Atlantis.

Photo by Terry Moore

Photo by Terry Moore

The Rainbow Lizard

by Cory

Once upon a time there was a kingdom far far away in England. But it was full of courage and curiosity, and there was a statue that was a lizard. If you have a wish, it would grant it for you. This lizard is red, green, purple and yellow. If you touch this lizard you would grow ill, and one day a little boy touched it and he grew ill. But this boy wasn’t that ill. The last boy did not make it so ever since the first boy touched it, scientist have been researching it. They found out that a wizard has put a spell on it and so if a person touched it the person would grow ill. The next day the lizard came alive and there were words that described the lizard. But the lizard was found on a motel in the middle of England!

People call the lizard the rainbow lizard and one day a little girl called the lizards name rainbow lizard rainbow lizard. Just to count how many colors it is. When she counted how many, she got four different colors. She also measured to see how long it is and how wide it was. She got twenty feet long and four feet wide! People always thought it was there for decoration.

Photo by Terry Moore

Photo by Terry Moore

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April 3, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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A December to Remember

Student Blogging Challenge: Week 4 – Activity 2

Around the holidays, our class was learning about how different countries celebrate Christmas. Everyone knows that time of year is really busy, so unfortunately, we never completed our post. Our research about the holidays started out fairly basic. We had an interactive notebook we were working in to learn about holidays in Mexico, Spain, England, France, Canada, and the final pick by Logan, Poland!

What we are about to share is the really exciting part, and what’s even more amazing, it all happened in one day…

Our Flat Stanley was out on another adventure in Canada. Since we had not seen him for awhile, Mrs. Moore set up a Mystery Skype with his hosts, Bonnie and Terry. Our mission was to discover which province he was staying in. We had done this several times, but never outside the United States. We finally figured out they were in British Columbia! We decided as long as we had Canadians on the line, we should ask a few questions about the differences and similarities between United States and Canada. One big difference was they celebrate Boxing Day.

Then, Mrs. Pesterfield from kindergarten called and said her foreign exchange student would come and talk to us about Poland! We had lots of questions for Krzysztof, and not just about the holidays. He shared that he was from  Poznan and that during the holidays, everything was homemade. Absolutely nothing was store bought! We were also amazed he would leave his family for a whole year! Finally, he taught us how to say a couple sentences in Polish. Then, he and Mrs. Pesterfield’s son even came out and played soccer with us during P.E.! Check out our short Animoto video to see clips of an extraordinary day!

What makes your holidays special to you? 

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