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January 30, 2018
by Mrs. Moore
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100 Word Challenge

This week is our first attempt with the 100 Word Challenge! We are excited to share, and we hope you enjoy our stories.


 

Using this picture, write a 100 word story to the prompt – What do you think this family is saying to each other?

I think I heard a family say that they are going to rob a bank later that night. So I ran to the bank. I said that later they are going to be robbed. So the security stayed later that night to make sure they did not rob the bank. Later that night they found the robbers getting dropped off in a black truck with black windows so nobody could see them. So the security waited, and when they arrived they were caught and taken to jail. In jail the robbers said how did you know they said to police?

By Jose

Once upon a time I overheard my neighbor(s) and they said, “Well, our neighbors have a messy house and yard so we should complain about their house to the office, and then they won’t live here. HAHAHA!” So I went and told my family and they (and me) cleaned the house and yard. When the people from the office came to our house they checked it inside and out, and it was perfect. So they told them, “That it was perfect so within 24 hours they needed to move out because they told a huge lie.” And they stuttered, “wh-wh-whaaaaa? why? We didn’t tell a lie. It was true.” Then they packed and left and never came back. 

By Wade

One day I was eating some lunch. Then I went to get more ketchup and heard some family talking about robbing a store. Then I started getting scared, so I looked around and looked back. Then I heard them talking about what they are going to rob. They said they are going to rob ketchup, mustard, jello, and popcorn. I was super scared now so I called my friend Torrin so he came over then we eavesdropped. Then we heard them saying that they hate ketchup! So we called the police and they arrested them.

By Connor

I was eavesdropping on a family next to me. I heard them saying, “we should go on a trip because I am super stressed.” “We should go on a trip John but, where exactly?” “We’re all going to Tokyo, Japan.” So the family left Singapore, and went all the way to Tokyo for about two whole weeks. They came back with sushi from Tokyo for everyone in the town, and they all thought it was delicious. Then the next day came and they went to Tokyo again for more sushi for everyone in the town. I never told the family what I heard.

By Dominic

“Hey Mom,” said the child. “What honey,” said Mom. “I’ve been thinking about where our next vacation would be. I have a few ideas, wanna hear them?” said the child. “Sure,” said Mom. “So I’ve been wanting to go to Alaska, Australia, and France,” said the child. “Hmm I’d prefer to go Australia only because, I’d die to see Sydney,” said Mom. “Cool I hoped you would say Australia. I want to go there too. I wanted to see Sydney,” said the child. Mom replied,”Well if Dad wants to go we’ll be set to….” Dad interrupts,”Will you two be quiet? I’m trying to get a cab and we’re not going to stupid places.”

By Peyton

When we were talking about the restaurants bad food, and we were telling people that the food was really bad. The place was called The Dinosaur House. They are bad in are in my opinion. They are not listening to us. Then we go in and there was so much stuff. The menu was filled with amazing things they were expensive. Their food took a lot of time but the people were so nice then the food was amazing. They loved it. They misjudged the place. They gave a huge tip twenty dollars. Then they had all the way home and they were not hungry.

By Mike

How would your story read? 

December 14, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley was home schooled until he was 14. When he was 14 he wanted to explore the world. He loved the bible verses Job 38 “Treasure of the snow.” He found out that not all snowflakes look the same. There was never a duplicate of one snowflake because all snowflakes are different. He understood that snowflakes were “a miracle of beauty.” He said that it was too bad this beauty should not be seen by others.

By Sophiah

Snowflake Bentley

Wilson Bentley was born in Feb 9, 1865. In the text on a website called Wikipedia the text says, “He first became interested in snow crystals as a teenager on his family farm.” The text also says, “He tried to draw what he saw through an old microscope given to him by his mother when he was fifteen.” The text also states, “The snowflakes were too complex to record before they melted, so he attached a bellows camera to a compound microscope and, after much experimentation, photographed his first snowflake on January 15, 1885.” The text also said, “Wilson Bentley would capture more than 5,000 images of crystals in his lifetime.” Those are my facts that I learned!

By Leslie

Facts about Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley’s name is actually “Wilson Bentley”.  “Snowflake Bentley is popular because it was made about his life and got a medal in 1999”. “Snowflake Bentley was born on February 9, 1865 and died of pneumonia on December 23, 1931 after walking six miles during a blizzard at his farm”. “Snowflake Bentley was a photographer  for snowflakes to see what they look like and he said,“every snowflake is different”. He first became interested of snowflakes when he was a teenager.

By Dominic

My first fact is that snowflake Bentley or Wilson Bentley his name was actually Willie Bentley. The article states, Wilson (Willie) Bentley  was born in 1865 and died in 1931. My next one is that no snowflakes are the same. He said,” no snowflake was an exact duplicate of any other snowflake!” My fourth fact is that he went to a public school when he was 14. The text states,”at age 14, then he attended public school.” My last fact is that he started drawing snowflakes at age 15. The story states,” At age 15 he began drawing snowflakes.” That is my 5 fun facts.

By Connor

If you’d like to see our snowflakes, watch is short Animoto video.

October 21, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Geo Show Goes To The Sacred Monkey Forest!

Once again we learned a ton from our friend Geo B! We are becoming very good note takers, and even using our computers to collect new information while we listen. Here is what we learned from our Skype.

Sacred Monkeys

Today we had a GeoShow about Sacred Monkeys, or Long-Tailed Macaques. It took place in Bali, Indonesia. The forest is also located in Bali, Indonesia. You can’t go into the sacred places unless you are there to pray to the gods. You have to wear traditional clothes to pray. The monkeys will jump on you if you have food or not. Don’t feed them peanuts and they discourage peanuts. Don’t put things in your pocket because they can steal your stuff. Don’t bring plastic or paper bags because they can rip it open, but you can bring leather purses. Males will weigh about 40 lbs and the females get to 24 lbs. About 600 monkeys in the area where the forest is. The monkeys are divided into 6 groups and the average in a group is about 100 monkeys. The people use slingshots incase if the monkeys are naughty they will shoot pebbles by them to scare them. The females have beards and the males have mustaches. Seventy percent of their diet is fruit. The monkeys are diurnal which means active at day. Wave your hand to make them not try and take your stuff. Play is very important for them. They use their tail for balance. They will raid your home and farm sense they do that some people call them pests. The monkeys can jump over 16 ft. They are born black and lose their black color and start to turn grey. The Balinese people  bury them in the forest when they die.The monkeys can eat flesh off of you. They get to be about 25 years old. They have thumbs. The trees there are over 100 years old. That was all we heard about the Balinese culture and Sacred Monkeys.

By Torrin and Peyton

This week in fourth grade we did a geo show! It was about the crab eating Macaque monkey. A monkey village is  in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. They have temples for the hindu gods like vishnu, brahma, & shiva. The monkey village has food stands like bananas and sweet potatoes. They have long tails and grab onto people and grab people’s  food, phone’s, and purses. You cannot have plastic bags & paper bags with you to the monkey village because they will rip the plastic or paper bags. These monkeys have sharp nails to climb. Their tails are used for balance.  The monkeys are sleeping in trees, but if a predator climbs and tries to eat the monkeys they go in the water because they are excellent swimmers. These monkeys live in Bali & southwest Asia for their habitat. The monkeys play with other monkeys, people, bananas and  sweet potatoes.  That is my report for monkeys on the geoshow.

By Dominic

Sacred monkeys geoshow

This week we did a geo show about sacred monkeys. This was one of the best geoshow because we learned a lot about sacred monkeys. They always jump on people to find food. At the end there was a kahoot.it, and it was really hard. We learned Bali is 95 miles wide. We also learned there are 4 to 5 monkey bites a day! If you feed the monkeys you can’t take the food back from them. They eat bananas and sweet potatoes. They sleep in trees above water. They are great swimmers. It was a great geoshow.

By Brendon, Antony, and Connor

In case you are interested, here are a couple pictures of the monkeys, and us giving a fun fact at the start of the show.

We learned 5 to 6 people get bit by a monkey everyday. Would you still like to visit the monkeys? 

September 24, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Dot Day 2017

We LOVE International Dot Day! Dot Day is all about celebrating our creativity and courage. This year, 10,072,020 people celebrated in over 170 countries. We started our morning reading The Dot, a story about a girl named Vashti. Then, we created our beautiful dots. We even wrote creative stories about our dots. Here are a few of them.

A Dot’s Journey

One day a dot went on a journey. He took a journey to every continent. First, he traveled to Antarctica. The dot looked around it was snowy, cold, and lonely. All he saw was snow and ice. “There’s no water for miles,” he said. Then he saw something. Something very big, very white, and very very fast. ”Is that what I think that is?” he said. ”No way that can’t be one,” he said. “It’s a polar bear!” he said excitedly. He was getting way too close to it. Suddenly….it attacked him! He ran as fast as he could to his boat. He made it and sailed away. ”That was a close one,” he said scared. Next, he went to the U.S.A. ”What is this place?” he said. ”Is this Alaska?” he thought. The dot was hungry and tired. He had no food, and no where to rest except the snowy cold floor. He was thinking of giving up. But there is one thing he couldn’t do get back home. He was lost! He thought he couldn’t survive for much longer. He was scared and lonely. Soon, he saw something or someone. ”Is that another traveler?” he said. When the traveler saw him he immediately asked him if he was ok. The dot said, ”Yes I’m ok just really hungry.” So the traveler gave him some food and took him home. (1 month later) The dot found out that if he was going to do that again he needs to be prepared. The dot learned a lesson to be prepared instead of unprepared. And that’s the dots journey.

By Torrin

My dot!

My dot likes to explore a lot! He has traveled the world! He likes to have a GPS  on him all the time! He has 99 friends and he can be your friend too! His favorite friend name is Freddy. And he has a lot of fun going around the world. And he likes to run a lot while going around the world! He has 10 million dollars and owns 5 limousines. His favorite food is orange chicken. He actually owns a private plane! Wow! And he likes to be around friends a lot. He also likes to hike and bike up mountains. He loves to play football and basketball. He has huge house and since he has such a huge house he lets in homeless and abused children of all kinds. He likes dogs and cats and stuff like that. He is a nice human I mean dot. Sorry.:) So back to the story about my dot he loves children and people he may look mean but he rarely is so don’t be scared O.K? He likes to make friends that’s why he  has 99  friends. He got home safely and slept in the copper plate and woke up stuck in the copper plate.
by:Wade 

Leslie’s Dot!

My dot is brightly colorful and is full with joyful colors. My dot is full with laughter and kindness. My dot can be kind, lovable and can be laughable. My dot is shining like a rainbow in the sky. My dot is so beautifully colorful and so bright. My dot can be anything sweet and colorful. My dot is truthfully unstoppable because it’s very powerful. Except my dot’s weakness is too much excitement. My dot loves candy and in fact my dot lives on candy island. My dot loves loves happy books, movies, and stories. My dot is not shy because it is confident and unstoppable. My dot is also brave and responsible. Sometimes my dot is a troublemaker, but my dot is still cheerful and on it’s best behavior. My dot is brightly colorful and is full with joyful colors.

Finally, our beautiful dots framed in swirly gold!

August 22, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Unjournaling

Today we did something a little different during writing. We used a writing prompt from Unjournaling by Dawn DiPrince and Cheryl Miller Thurston. This book is full of prompts that are not boring! Today’s prompt:

What advice would a DOG give about life, if it could talk? Write that advice.

Here’s what Antony had to say about a dog giving advice.

My advice to you about life is to be careful on the road because you might get crushed. Some more advice is not to poop on the rug, and to not smell others’ poop. Also, do not fall for the ball trick, and run after as many cats as you can! Do not bark at people, it makes them mad. When your owners take you in the shower, make sure you get them wet. My last advise to you is that if someone is mad at you, make sad and cute eyes.

Peyton wrote,

If I were a dog the advice I would give about life would be everyday you wake up, you should stretch, give it a wiggle, and call it a great day. Also, you should go outside and run around chasing squirrels to get some exercise. Last, you should bark every time you need something.

What advise do you think a talking dog would give you?

 

August 17, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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The Great Zoo Debate: Good or Bad?

We were put to the challenge to answer the question, Are Zoos Inhumane? To give us a better understanding on the different points of view, we started by reading this article. After reading, we chose an opinion and used evidence from the text to support it. Scroll below the article to find a couple of our opinions on the topic.

Are Zoos Inhumane?

By Torrin

I think zoos are inhumane, and animals can escape. In the article it states, “One of the tigers was on the loose!” Zoos are like a prison. The author states “Critics say that zoos are like prisons and that zoos drive many animals crazy by confining them.” Another reason is because the animals can get bored and don’t really do anything. In the article it states, “Anti-zoo activists talk about big cats endlessly pacing back and forth in their cages, zoo elephants constantly swaying side to side, polar bears swimming in endless circles, and monkeys and parrots “grooming” themselves until they have no fur or feathers.” I don’t think they should not keep zoos.

Should Animals Be in Zoos?

By Antony

Yes, they should get rid of zoos because they are like animal prisons. Wild  animals have to live in their habitat and not in zoos. Animals get crazy in zoos like Tatiana a tiger who went went craze and attacked a teenager and two other  young  men. No one knows why Tatiana  attacked.  Some witnesses say the men taunting the tiger but  the they denied it. Animals in zoos are like kidnapping people, but they are animals. Animals are not happy in zoos. They are sad. They got taken away from their family, and they should be with their families. That is why animals should not be in zoos.

 

By Destiny

I agree that it is cruel to keep animals in zoos because animals get bored and sometimes die inside a zoo. Also, they should be in the wild. In the article it states,”Critics say that zoos are like prisons and that zoos drive many animals crazy by confining them. If the animals don’t die of boredom, they snap and revert to their wild nature.”I mostly agree that it is cruel because because it’s not right, and if you were locked in a cage how would you feel? I feel bad when I see wild animals behind bars. It is like a prison cell. I think zoos are inhumane. In the article it states,”There are some animals, such as tigers and elephants, which roam large areas in the wild, that should not be held captive.”

 

By Aylana

No, I do not agree with taking wild animals into a zoo. The animals should be free and live on their on. I say no wild animals should not be in a zoo. Wild animals often live alone and they might not like to be by other animals. Some wild animals like to be by other animals, but wild animals are not scared of people. I think animals should not live in zoos. 

What is your opinion, should animals live in zoos? 

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