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November 7, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Growth Mindset and Roz

It is a tradition in Mrs. Moore’s class to participate in the Global Read Aloud. This year over 1,000,000  students in 60 countries are reading a selected book to connect their class with other classes. Our class is reading The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. About a month ago we started talking about growth mindset. We watched ClassDojo Videos and discussed growing our brains. Here are our signs.

 

Then, Mrs. Moore asked us if we thought Roz, the robot in our book, has a growth mindset? We used Flipgrid to share our thoughts on the subject.

Have you read The Wild Robot? Even though we are not finished, we recommend you do! 

January 14, 2015
by Mrs. Moore
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Lon Po Po and Ginkgo Nuts

We recently read Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young. If you have not read it, we highly recommend you do! We thought it was a fantastic story, and think you will enjoy the twist in the plot. We don’t want to give it away, but we will tell you in this version, the children trick the wolf into climbing into a basket by telling him he must try the delicious Ginkgo nuts from the very tall Ginkgo tree. The children made the nuts sound so delicious, we decided to create our own posters advertising Ginkgo nuts. Watch the 30 Hands video below to see if we can persuade you into believing this is the most fantastic food you will ever taste!

Ginkgo Nuts from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

What fun facts do you know about Ginkgo trees?

Which story do you prefer, Lon Po Po or Little Red Riding Hood?

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? 

March 6, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Bio Poems

You are going to love this post! We not only wrote fabulous poems about ourselves, but used the iPad app Haiku Deck to publish them. If you have not used Haiku Deck before, you are in for a treat. This allowed us to find the perfect pictures to go with each line of our poems. Watch below to not only see amazing poetry, but mixed with beautiful photos!

by Caleb

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Mackenzie

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Gabrielle

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Miguel

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Jake

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Jacky

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Atiana

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Carson

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Micki

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Kyle M.

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Diana

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

Kyle

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Kailey

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Breeanna

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Amerie

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by McKenzie

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Noel

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Kenny

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Shyann

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Devaunte

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Jacob

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

by Adam

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

What three adjectives would you use to describe yourself?

What is a dream you have?

February 14, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Best Pet? Here’s What We Think!

We recently completed a writing piece on the animal we would most like to have as a pet. We also included reasons why it would make a good pet. You might think everyone chose a dog or a cat, but you might be surprised by what you hear! We decided to publish our writing using the iPad app 30 Hands. View below to hear some very persuasive reasons why we feel you should think our pet idea is the best!

By Micki

Giraffes from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

By Gabrielle

By Shyann

By Jacky

Puppies from Amber Moore on Vimeo.

By Gavin

By Atiana

Which animal would you pick to be your pet?

February 14, 2014
by Mrs. Moore
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Winter Olympics 2014

In honor of the Olympics starting last week, we began reading up on the events. We visited the Time for Kids website. It has a wonderful section devoted to the Winter Olympics titled “Winter Olympic Events“. There are several articles on a variety of winter sports. We picked an event we were interested in and dove in to find out more! Then we made slideshows using the iPad app Haiku Deck to share our new knowledge.  Take a look at our slideshows and maybe you’ll learn something new!

By Kyle

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad
By Micki

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad

What is your favorite Olympic events?

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