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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?

March 30, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Castle, Farm, or Houseboat?

This quarter has been all about opinion writing! Here are a few of our opinions about where we would like to live.

I would live in a castle because it is royalty and nice. My house is not nice. I like it but it is not royalty at all. In a castle you have servers, and they serve you all day, everyday, all the time! I won’t have a slave. I’m not lazy. I can get my own food. I will have someone clean my castle. I want to live in a castle because it is bigger than a house, but I really want to be a queen so bad. I can rule everyone, but not the teacher, only other people. But, that would not be fair to others and they would not eat anything, so I would be a nice queen, not a mean queen or evil.

By Anahi

I would rather live on a farm. I’d rather live on a farm because you can grow veggies and plants. I’ll also live on a farm because you could make a bed out of sheep fur to have a nap, or to got to bed. I’d rather live on a farm because you get milk from the cows to drink and milk has protein. On a farm you can eat eggs and fresh veggies. I would live on a farm because you can look at the sunsets and look at the view. I’ll live there because you can survive, be healthy, and also have protein. You can go places with the horses instead of a car. My last opinion is I’d like a farm because you can eat healthy instead of sugar, and it could be fun to live on a farm.

By Leslie

I would live on a houseboat because I could scuba dive and explore the sea. I could go fishing for dinner and lunch. I could also catch fish for pets. Also, I could see a ton of sharks! If I get lucky, I could see unidentified animals! Living in a houseboat would be fun. I could do a lot of things.

By Wade

I would rather live on a farm because I love animals. I would also live on a farm because I wouldn’t have to go the store to get eggs, milk, and wool. I would also live on a farm because I could see my favorite animals, the sheep because it is soft, the horse because it is cool, and the pig because it is cute. Also, I can ride a horse, and kids could have a field trip to see my animals. Where would you live?

By Sophiah

I would rather live in a houseboat than a farm or castle. I would want to live on a houseboat because I can fish and make fish sticks. I would want to live on a houseboat because I can sail around the world. I could take my houseboat to find new islands. I would want to live on it because it can be super big like a yacht, and I can take my family.

By Peyton

I would rather live in a castle because castles have stairs, and I like climbing stairs. It gives you a good workout and gives you energy. Other reasons are it is big, it has comfortable and big beds, and they have tons of windows and rooms. The bad thing about having a castle is that they have gardeners, and they don’t let you out of the castle. You have tons of space to run around. You also get to dress pretty and had a dress on for your knight.

By Emi

Today I am going to tell you three reasons why I would rather live in a castle, farm, or houseboat. I would rather live on a farm. I would rather live on a farm because you could see all the animals. Including my favorite animal the pig. My next reason is because you get free food, so you don’t have to use all your money. My last reason is because you can ride something. You will have lots of fun. That is three reasons I want to live on a farm.

By Connor

I would live on a farm. I would live on a farm because I get to grow plants. I would like to grow plants because I would get to sell them. I would also like to live on a farm because I get to watch plants grow. I would like to watch the plants grow. Everyday I would get to see who much they have grown. My last reason is I build pens. I would like to build pens (for the animals) because it helps the animals stay warm and not run away. I would like to live on a farm more than anything else.

 

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? 

December 16, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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Original, Spectacular, Thoughtful Poetry!

If you have been following our blog, you already know we are huge fans of poetry. This time we changed it up in two ways. First, we will be sharing poetry we wrote! Second, we will “recite” our poetry using a flash card video. We hope you like our poetry!

What are 3 adjectives that describe you?

How else would you use a flash card video? 

November 24, 2016
by Mrs. Moore
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We Are Thankful For Our Friends

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the things we are thankful for has been a major discussion. We talked about it at morning meeting and wrote essays explaining three things we are thankful for. Then, Ms. Brokaw gave us a great idea! We each picked a mystery sticky note. On the back was the name of one student in our class. We didn’t say who the lucky friend was, but went quietly back to our seat and privately wrote our note. This was our chance to share with that person why we are thankful for them. Here are are some of our thoughts.

What are you thankful for? 

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? 

 

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