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Adventures in Education

April 26, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Our Newly Planted School Garden

Plant Time

Today we learned how to plant a seed the proper way. Destiny and I are partners. I planted three types of seeds, radishes, marigolds, and sunflower seeds. Destiny and I  had lots of fun. I got really messy with the soil, but at the same time it was really fun. That was my first time planting a seed. I never knew it was going to be this messy. I will tell you the proper way to plant a seed.

  1. Get the seed you want to plant.
  2. Dig a spot you want to put the seed in, but don’t dig it too deep because it will take longer for your plant to grow.
  3. Bury the seed in the soil.
  4. Then you get a little bit of water.
  5. Then you pour it on the seed.
  6. Eat it and enjoy. If it’s a flower, don’t eat it, just put it in your hair and you will look pretty.

By Noemi Salas

Our Plant Adventure

You have to water the plants almost everyday, and when you water your plants, you have to be kind. You can grow food, flowers all kind of stuff. But, you need soil to plant your plants. You have to make sure not to get the leaves wet when you water,  or they will die because of the sun will burn them. You can also plant radishes and other plants. When you plant your plants you have to make sure it has good soil and good plant food. Plants can in shapes and sizes. Yours can big or small, but it  is a plant and plants are plants.  I love plants because they keep me alive, and I love love love plants they are special.

By Sophiah and Kayla

Plant Time!

Today we planted plants. It was messy, but worth it, and it’s fun. Emi and I planted radishes, sunflowers, and marigolds. Emi and I had lot’s of fun. Like I said, it was pretty fun and worth it. I am also going to tell you the steps for planting a plant.

  1. You find a see you want to plant.
  2. You dig a hole according to your plant instructions.
  3. Put the seed in the hole.
  4. Bury it.
  5. Wet it a little.
  6. Finally, let it grow.

By Destiny

We went outside and planted  plants. We planted  radishes, sunflower seeds,  lettuce and two different kind of beans and we planted our own classroom plants . We had lots of fun, so you should  go do it and check it out.

By Lilly and Anahi

Today we planted plants like radishes, basil, and sunflower seeds. It is easy to plant. All you have to do is dig a hole. On the back of the seed packet it will tell you how big the hole has to be, then you put the seeds in the hole. When you plant something, you have to water it, but if you water the leaves, they will burn.

By Alyssa and Alley

We got to plant radishes and sunflowers and melons. It was exciting what we planted. They need soil, they also need water and sunlight. When they get planted, they need water right away.

By Wade

If you would like to see a few pictures of our freshly planted garden, watch the Animoto video below!

March 25, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Our Penguins Arrived!

Well, not actual penguins, but our postcards arrived via snail mail all the way from Antartica! We didn’t get a chance to blog about it, but we actually talked with scientist at the south pole through Skype! It was amazing! They answered our questions about the weather, how long they could stay outside, and how they can sleep when it’s light during the night.  We also learned there are no penguins at the south pole.

Our Skype with the scientists.

As a fun activity to accompany our Skype, we colored penguins on postcards. Then, Mrs. Moore mailed them in a big envelope to Antartica. They mailed them back to us individually, and now we all have a piece of mail stamped from Antartica! If you’d like to view our artwork, take a look at the Animoto video.

We wrote penguin facts, but they are on our bulletin board. What facts can you share with us? 

March 22, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Cactus Adventures with Longwood Gardens

Today we had a video conference with  Longwood Gardens  in Pennsylvania. We learned about cactus and different parts of a plant. We also did activities. We got to draw your own desert plant and some of my classmates drew violent cactus, but my cactus was regular. Some plants hang from the ceiling, and you can see the roots you would walk under the roots. Some cactus you can eat. My cactus was a Agave cactus. My classmates and I had a lot of fun doing the video conference, and this was our 3rd time attempting to do the video conference. We saw close ups of different pictures of cactus.

By Destin

Today we had a video conference. During our video conference we talked about plants and adaptations. We learned about where she lives and where we live. Then, we went outside to see what cactus we have. We learned about Longwood garden and there was a garden called Silver Garden and we learned about why it was called Silver Garden.

By Shyanne and Sophiah

 

We learned about plants and we had a video conference with Longwood Gardens. We learned parts of a plant, we also learned about different kinds of cactus. We got to draw a plant and write about our plant and say what the adaptations of that plant.

After, we did the video conference, we went outside and looked for other different kinds of plants we saw some cactuses, and plants with a red thing on it. We also learned about the Agave plant it would grow really tall from the middle when it blooms.   That’s what we learned with Longwood Gardens about plants!

By Leslie

Today we had a video conference and  we learned about plants. We also learned about a lot of cactus. We learned about the silver cactus. It was really fun and  the lady was really nice. We did some activities and we also learned that they have a garden called the Silver Garden. It had a lot of cactus.  The place was called Longwood Garden. They have a lot of cactus and  they also have a venus fly trap. That was her favorite plant. They also have plants that hang from the ceiling. It was so cool, the flowers  were so pretty, and if you saw it you would be amazed.  I recommend going to Longwood garden. I hope you enjoyed reading my story about Longwood garden.

By Alyssa

We went to the makerspace to do a video conference presented by Longwood Garden. First we talked about parts of a plant. Then, we talked about what a plant needs to survive. Next, we matched the adaptation to the purpose. Finally we got to make are own desert plant and write its adaptations, and we also got to see what the silver garden looks like. If you want to go there, it is in Pennsylvania.

By Connor, Peyton, and Torrin

Today we learned from a video conference. What we did was learn about what’s  in the Longwood garden.  There was one plant that looks like the plant I’m growing at my house. The plant I really liked was the Old Man Cactus. The Old Man Cactus is like a cactus that is shaped like a sphere and like there is a spikes on it and something that looks like crazy hair. This is what I learned during the conference.

By Emi

Take a look at a few pictures from our morning!

Do you know why the Venus Flytrap eats flies? 

Do you know why cactus have spines? 

March 8, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Our Journey to the Underwater Caves in The Bahamas!

This time, we did go on an actual field trip! We piled in the big black school buses (yep, we took the special high school buses!) and headed to the Mesa Arts Center.

Inside the Mesa Arts Center waiting for the show to start!

Our speaker, Kenny Broad, is an environmental anthropologist. He showed us underwater footage from inside caves. Some of us thought it looked like a great adventure, but some of us thought it looked really scary! After we got back, we used Google Slides to write our field trip reflections. Sometimes we get too tricky with the color of the font, so you may have a little difficulty reading some of them. It’s something we are working on mastering.

Logan’s slideshow 

Peyton and Torrin’s slideshow

Christina and Lilly excited for the presentation to begin!

November 15, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Meeting the Komodo Dragon

Our class was once again wowed with the information we learned during our Skype with #GEOshow! This time, we were introduced to the Komodo dragon at the Komodo National Park in Indonesia! Although we knew a couple of fun facts about these fierce creatures, we had much more to learn.

Post Skype Facts:

  • When they are young, they can climb trees.
  • They are carnivores, which means they only eat meat.
  • Although they have a lot of teeth, they are pretty small.
  • They have a warning sign that sounds scary!
  • Komodo dragons only eat once a month! We cannot imagine this!
  • They are cold blooded animals.
  • They lay eggs in nests where the mother stays near to protect until they hatch.
  • Komodo’s eat their prey whole.
  • An adult can weigh up to 330 pounds, grow to be 10 feet long, and live for around 30 years.
  • They have up to 50 kinds of bacteria in their mouth that is toxic.
  • Don’t try and out run one, they are really fast!

Then we answered this question, “What surprised you about the Komodo National Park?”

  • The young Komodo dragons live in trees for about 2 to 3 years (this is so the bigger ones don’t eat them!)
  • A male Komodo dragon will eat others’ eggs.
  • A Komodo dragon can and will eat people! It happened in 1990, a tourist was swallowed whole.
  • The people at the park use a stick to protect themselves, and that is it!

Next we answered, “Would you visit Komodo National Park?”

  • Yes, I would because there are amazing things to see. – Anahi
  • No, I would not because they would bite me. – Matthew
  • No because I don’t want to get eaten. – Alyssa
  • No, because as a kid I would get eaten. – Peyton
  • Yes, because I could learn more about Komodo Dragons. – Leslie
  • No, because I could get eaten by one. – Logan
  • No, because I don’t want to get bit by one. – Destiny
  • Yes, I would visit KNP because I would want to see Komodo dragons. – Torrin
  • Yes, because I would want to see a Komodo dragon. I hope I don’t get bitten. – Noemi
  • Yes, so I can learn more about Komodo dragons. – Connor
  • Yes, because I want to see a Komodo dragon in person. – Sophiah

We also got to see some cool underwater video! Watch our Animoto video to see a bit of what we experienced!

If you would like to view the whole Komodo GEO show, view it here!

What is the scariest creature you have ever seen in person? 

Would you like to visit the Komodo National Park? 

 

November 7, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Asian Elephants and the Geo Show!

It finally happened. We were on camera visitors for our last Skype call with Brandon from Learning Around the World! It was the most exciting show yet, with so much to learn. Here are a few fun facts:

  • The Asian elephant is only slightly smaller than its African cousin.
  • They are herbivores, which means they only eat vegetation.
  • An elephants trunk has many functions including breathing, smelling, drinking, bathing and picking up things.
  • An elephant’s trunk alone contains more than 100,000 muscles!
  • A male is called a bull and  female is called a cow.
  • A cow carries her baby for 22 months.
  • We learned riding an elephant can hurt them because of where the basket sits on their back.
  • They are an endangered species.
  • They enjoy dirt and mud baths.
  • Elephants are very intelligent!

He does record the shows. So if you would like to see it, you can view it here!

What fun elephant facts do you have to share? 

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