Mrs. Moore's Class Blog

Adventures in Education

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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August 24, 2014
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Arrays, Groups, and More!

Lucky for us because our brains work in different ways, we learn multiplication equations can be solved in many ways! This week our enrichment group thought it would be fun to teach others about the different models we used to solve multiplication equations. Watch our short video to learn how you can use an array, groups, or repeated addition to solve a multiplication equation.

Multiplication from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

Which way works best for your brain? 

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August 11, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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About Us 2014 – 2015

Our Class!

Our Class!

We are a 3rd grade class in Arizona, USA. We spend our day learning new things by working in groups, working with partners, or working on our own. We learn with the teacher, each other, and on iPads, iPods, or other technologies such as Cromebooks. We are very excited to communicate with students from all over the world through our blog.

Our favorites:

  •  Sports: soccer, baseball, football, basketball, golf, and kickball.
  • Hobbies: swimming, gymnastics, laundry, cleaning our rooms, and building with Legos.
  • Books: Goosebumps, Third Grade Angels, The Magic Finger, Bad Kitty, Diary of a Wimpy Kid,  The Night before Christmas, Charlie Brown, and The Magic Treehouse Series.
  • Food: pizza, chili, nachos, tamales, tacos, salad, tortellini, wings, corn dogs, McDonald’s, pancakes, and Wendy’s.
  • Apps: Subway Surfers, Minecraft, Fifa13, Addition Games, Flight Control, Traffic Rush, Temple Run, NCA Football, Minion Rush, and Pocket Addition.
  • Games: Cool Math, Minecraft, Sumdog, The Game of Life, Connect Four, Mister Bucket, Yatzee, and Tree Maker.
  • Movies/TV Shows: Descipable Me 2, The Lego Movie, Charlie Brown, Trouble with Curve, Dr. Who, Sponge Bob, Zapped, Lemonade Mouth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rio, Rio 2, Girl Meets World, Maleficent, and Planes.

Please leave a comment if you’d like to share your favorites! 

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May 21, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Our Classroom Favorites for 2013-2014!

We can hardly believe our school year is almost over! It seems like just yesterday we were entering our 3rd grade classroom for the first time. As we reflected over our 3rd grade experiences, we decided we would share a few of our favorites!

1. Mad Scientist Day: This was so great we held Mad Scientist Day 2!

2. O.R.E.O Project: Our Really Exciting Online Project!

3. Global Cardboard Challenge: Inspired by Caine’s Arcade!

4. Poetry: We love poetry!  Our class participated in many open mics and even wrote a little poetry of our own. Check out our bio poems.

5. Flat Stanley: This year Flat Stanley landed in Australia!

6. The Marshmallow Challenge: It’s just like what it sounds like, a challenge with a marshmallow!

7. One Book, One School: This was the first time our school participated in this project, and we thought it was amazing! Here is our post discussing character traits.

8. College Day: Every Thursday we research at least one new school. You never know where we might go…

Our map in the beginning of the year.

Our map in the beginning of the year.

Our map at the end of the year!

Our map at the end of the year!

9. Vermicomposting: During Earth Week we discovered another way to help save the environment.

10. Video Conferences: We thought of these as virtual field trips! Here are a couple we participated in: Piloting Planes, Minnesota Zoo, and Our Trip to Titan.

11. Dust Bowl: Can you imagine how life was for those ten years as a farmer? Our video might help you understand their plight.

12. Solve It Your Way: This blog had monthly challenges, and we loved to test our scientific method skills.  1. How far will it roll? .2  How high can you jump?  3. How long does it take an ice cube to melt?

What was your favorite experience of you school year? 

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May 21, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Imagining Life in the Dust Bowl

Last Tuesday we came to school to find out we had no recess all day! You might be asking why would kids in Arizona not get recess in May?! We would share with you it looked like a big dust storm and not very safe to be playing in! While embracing our afternoon recess in the classroom, Mrs. Moore shared with us a chapter from a story called Leah’s Pony. Leah was a girl growing up during the dust bowl, and her family was having trouble keeping their farm. This sent us on a research adventure to find video and facts about the people and their plight during the dust bowl. From our research we created a short skit to help depict the life of a farmer during that time period. We did it with a modern twist taking it from the perspective of the farms coming live from a newscast. Watch to see what we learned through our original scripts.

Dust Bowl from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

Do you know what the human and environmental factors were that caused the dust bowl?

How we can help stop the human factors from letting it occur again? 

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