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September 16, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Dot Day 2016

This year we celebrated Dot Day with 6,953,694 people in 139 countries! The Dot is an inspirational book by Peter H. Reynolds about a girl named Vashti. After reading the book, we discussed just like everyone is smart in their own way, everyone also has a creative talent. We created together and independently, and had the chance to prove when we work together, we can make spectacular art!

Class Dot!

Class Dot!

If  you’d like to see our individual pieces, you can watch this short video.

Our day came to an end too soon, but check back to read our Dot Day poems!

How do you share your creativity? 

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!

 

 

September 16, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Dot Day 2015

It all began on September 15, 2009 with a book, The Dot, and a classroom…

Yesterday, we celebrated International Dot Day. It was September 15, and officially time to celebrate our creativity along with 4,034,110 people from 115 countries, not to mention every student at our school!

We kicked off our celebration by reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Then, we discussed what it means to sometimes struggle, and then emerge successful because we know we can persevere. Vashti did it, and so can we!

We think you will be truly amazed with our original art. Mrs. Moore said it is some of the best she has ever seen.

What have you created lately? 

May 8, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Possible Pen Pals?

On Wednesday, we received a surprise package from Wisconsin! Inside the large envelope we found a letter from a girl named Olivia, a class photo, and a beautiful art project!

Olivia's Art

Olivia’s Art

Our next mission was to write letters to not only her, but her entire class. We are hoping each of us will end up with a new pen pal.

Getting started on our letters!

Getting started on our letters!

We were just missing an art project to share. Then, Trevor had an excellent idea. We should fold origami peace cranes!

Nicky reminds us about the art of folding.

Nicky reminds us about the art of folding.

Our finished cranes!

Our finished cranes!

We only have two weeks of school left, so we’re not sure if we will hear back this year, but we will anxiously await next August when we return to school! You can see more of their beautiful art work at Meadowbrook Arts.

Do you have a pen pal?

 

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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