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October 4, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Geo Show Goes To Angkor Wat!

Angkor Wat

Our GeoShow was about Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat stands for City of Temples. Angkor Wat is located in Cambodia and the Cambodian flag is the only flag with a structure on it. Hindu has 3 god’s, Shira is the destroyer god, Vishnu is the protector god, and the 3rd is Brahman, he is the creator god. The Angkor Wat is a temple that’s 3 levels tall. On the first level everyone could go on it, the second level only High Priest could go on it, and the 3rd level was only for the King and Queen. The Angkor Wat is the 7th wonder of the world. Angkor Wat was built in the early 12th century. In Cambodia the common car was a tuk tuk. Angkor Wat was never fully built. The Rainbow Bridge leads to the Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat didn’t make the new list of the 7 wonders of the world. Angkor Wat 50% of why people visit Cambodia. Angkor Wat stretches over 248 square miles. Angkor Wat faces the West because it represents Vishnu the protector god. Angkor Wat was shifted from Hindu to Buddhist use sometime around the late 13th century. Khmer bricks were bonded together almost invisibly by using a vegetable compound rather than mortar. And that’s the Angkor Wat.

By Torrin, Peyton, and Connor

Angkor Wat

Last week was fun because we got to learn about Angkor Wat.

We got to do a geo show and we learned about the very old statues. we also got to do a Kahoot quiz and it was very fun. We got to do a KWL chart, and while were watching the geo show. We also learned about the wild animals.  Also about children that sell postcards. We also learned about the rainbow bridge and it looked very cool. We also learned that you have to manually flush the bathroom. We learned that they eat dried food. We also learned to not feed the wildlife. We learned that the sun rise is very  beautiful and they open shops very early for the sun rise people.

By Antony, Julian, and Brendon

Today in fourth grade we had a virtual field trip on Angkor Wat. I’ll give you some facts. Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia. It took 30 years to build. Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century. It is about 500 acres (200 hectares). Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed. Its name means temple city.    

By Emily

A Blog Post about Angkor Wat

On September 21 we did a Geo Show about Angkor Wat. We learned that it took 32 years of construction to almost complete the Angkor Wat temple. Angkor Wat translates to “City of Temples” or “City Temple”.  New temples and rains are being discovered nearly every year.

Angkor means City and Wat means temple and also when they get put together they make Angkor Wat and it means city temple. I also found out by doing a Geo Show a virtual field trip. Did you know that Angkor Wat is in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world? Did you also know it didn’t make the new list of Seven Wonders Of The World? It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire.

By Destiny

Angkor Wat

We learned about Angkor Wat is really a cool place. Behind the temple is the only angel that has its teeth showing when it was smiling. There is gods and there names are Phantom, Shiba, vishnu, Brahma and Suryavarman. In the temple on the second floor is suppose to be Shiba but, when the head fell off they replace with Vishnu’s head. Some had six arms and some have eight arms. They have to pay to use the restroom and they have a pot to flush the toilet. They have a big tub of water. There are libraries in little building on each level in the corner. There was a destroyer god as well.

By Ananhi, Christina, and Maelee

Also, we were on the live show!

Have you ever visited Angkor Wat?

 

May 22, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Read Across America

It was a celebration full of Dr. Seuss! This event happened months ago, but we just discovered some old footage we think is worthy of sharing. Our class took it a step further than just reading the same author with other students in America. We actually Skyped with our friends in Missouri. We had recently participated in a Mystery Skype, and thought it would be great to reconnect with a shared read aloud. They read the first half of the book to us, then we read the last half to them! If you’d like to see a few pictures, and hear our half of the book, watch the video below.

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? 

April 21, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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A Balinese New Year

If you’ve been following our blog this year, you know we have been learning about different places around the world through the #GeoShows. One of our last Skype calls with Geo Brandon took us to Indonesia. We learned amazing things about their New Year celebrations. Then, Ms. Brokaw had a fantastic idea we create our own ogoh-ogohs to celebrate our almost being 4th graders! Check out our journey through planning, creating, and parading for an audience with our ogoh-ogohs!

Listen to the starting speeches to learn more about the celebration.

Our first performance for Ms. Marsh and Mrs. Seese‘s class was so popular, we held a second performance for the Mrs. Carney, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Pesterfield, and Ms. Mewhorther‘s classes!

How do you celebrate the New Year? 

April 12, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Songkran: Thai New Year

It was mostly about Thailand new year.  They had a water fight that went on for 3 days, and had a parade with Buddhas. They had a moat that covered the outline of the city.  The celebration was called Songkran.  They had temples that you have to take your shoes off.

By Wade

Today we had a geo show Skype,  and it was about Thailand and we thought it was pretty cool. Every year they get water guns and squirt it all over everyone. We think it looked fun, and  we wish we could go there, but it is too far away. Anyway, every year they  also make a parade. There are be cool statues made out of gold, and they are Buddha people. They also have a museum about Buddha, and you have to take off your shoes for respect. Also, they make Buddha statue and it depends how big they are about holding the Buddha. The kids are just are holding up the signs and some other ones walk the whole parade the whole entire time and the rest of them are squirting water at the parade or at the people or at the Buddha. The people who hold the Buddha sprayed water back.   

By Sophiah and Emi

Today we learned about Thailand with the Geo Show. We learned how they celebrate by getting into water fights or by just throwing water at people. They get a bucket of water or a water gun. We also learned about Buddhas. There are gold kinds, and silver, and also emerald kinds. There are lots of kinds of Buddhas!

By Leslie

Today we learned how Thailand celebrates new years. We learned how Thailand celebrates new years with Geo Show. They had Buddha when they had a parade. Then they had a water fight that lasted 3 days straight. What surprised me the most was when they through scented water at the Buddhas. He also showed us how to make banana coconut milk. There are some made of gold and emerald.

 

By Destiny

 

Geo Brandon answered this during the live show! Yes! The statues are made out of real gold!!

That’s right! It finally happened. Someone from our class won!

How do you celebrate New Year’s?

February 22, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Mystery Skype with Missouri

Two times in the same month, we talked with people living in Missouri! This time was with a class of 3rd graders. This was a big challenge, and in the end, we lost by one question! This class definitely tested our skills! One question they asked, do you border Colorado? We were stumped. Was touching the corner enough? Or does it have to actually touch a side? After the Skype, we tweeted Mystery Skype professional Mrs. Avery to find out what she had to say. We should also mention she used to live in Arizona, but now lives in Colorado.

And her response!

Thank you Mrs. Avery! We are officially ready for that questions next time it is asked!

A game of rock, paper, scissors to see who starts!

Everyone has a role in Mystery Skype.

It was tough! Look at all the states that already have an X!

Destiny and Brendon working hard listening to the clues.

Mystery Skypes help us with our map skills. What do you think is an important skill to have when reading a map? 

February 20, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Abraham Lincoln

Once again, Brandon from the Geoshow taught us really interesting facts about our topic! This time he took us back to Kentucky to learn about the man before he became our famous President, and just in time for President’s Day! We started off with a KWL chart, so we could tweet our questions. Here are a couple from our W’s:

Brandon responded live to this tweet! He told us that although he loved to learn and read, he hardly attended actual schools. Hiring teachers was very expensive, but he did later teach himself how to be a lawyer.

This one didn’t actually get answered, but there is a little background to this non Abe question. We had just learned his mother died from something called Milk Sickness. This sickness was a result of using cows milk after they had eaten White Snake root. Great question Sophiah!

Here are responses from the L portions of our KWL charts:

  • Abraham Lincoln always read out loud, even when he was all alone.
  • He was the first president to be assassinated.
  • He purchased general shops. These turned out to not be a good investment.
  • His nickname was honest Abe.
  • He and his wife had separate bedrooms. This was a big deal if you had enough money to have two rooms!
  • He grew up in a one room house.
  • White Snake root is bad, and his mom died from Milk Sickness.
  • He ran a post office.
  • He died at 56 years old.
  • He was against slavery.
  • He had four children, but only one lived to be an adult.

What can you tell us about Abraham Lincoln? 

 

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