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My Arizona Tanka

May10

Grand Canyon HDR Panorama from S. Rim

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Tanka is a short Japanese verse that contains five lines. Line 1 contains 5 syllables; line 2 contains 7 syllables; line 3 contains 5 syllables; lines 4 and 5 both contain 7 syllables. These are some amazing Tanka poems written by 4th graders. Which one is your favorite? Do you think you can write your own?

My Arizona Tanka

By:Gwendalyn

Hot Arizona.

You see lots of scorpions.

There is beauty there.

The cacti there is awesome.

Arizona is the best.

 

Arizona Tanka

Grand Arizona   

A very colorful state

Snakes slither around

The beauty is a delight

The mountains are high and nice

By: Penelope

My Arizona Tanka

By:Gracie

Hot Arizona.

It is so colorful there.

The cacti is green.

My favorite color is gold.

Arizona is awesome.

My Arizona Tanka

Beautiful snakes rock       

They live in Arizona  

It is so hot here

It is very beautiful

Arizona has hot air.

By: Krisalyn

What are Opinions…

January7

What is an Opinion? How can details help support your opinion? As a writer it is important that we use strategies and tools to help us organize our writing. As we begin to write an opinionated piece of writing we need to be able to do the following:

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Keeping this in mind I would like you to write about the following topic: Are Trampolines Too Dangerous? Please click on the following link to post your opinions on the matter. 

My Opinions on Padlet

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Color Guard…What does it mean?

November25

United State of Art
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Color Guard…What does it mean?

 

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Vertebrates Vs. Invertebrates

November10

Jellyfish

 

Paraphrasing information and recalling relevant information from experiences and or from print or digital sources is another way to express your findings and or recording your thoughts and organizing your ideas. Please share your information of what you have discovered in science today with vertebrates and invertebrates.

 

 

 

 

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Sharing a Book

November3

Genetics Exhibit, San Jose Tech
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Share your favorite book!

 

 

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What have you discovered in Science this week?

September23

 

Animal Cell

 

 

 

 

Plant Cell

The World According to Humphrey

May9

You can learn a lot about a life by observing species. That’s what Humphrey was told when he was brought to room 26. What do you think that statement means? Please collaborate about what your point of view is and share with one another. Remember to be engaging in your conversations and to pose validating questions.

 

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Poetry

February7

Similes and Metaphors are ways an author wants to express their writing. Many times you may hear or read similes and metaphors. It is your time to shine! You will have the opportunity to  incoporate your own by writing a song or creating a poem using figurative language. Dear-Mrs-Larue-Letters-from-Obedience-School

 

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Working with Math

November22

Lattice and Break Apart from S Hamman on Vimeo.

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Cause and Effect Slide Presentations

November14

Slide 1

 

Slide 2

 

Slide 3

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Our Simile Poems

November14

“Monster From The Savanna”

Rhino’s skin is as rough as a rock. Their brains are small as a peanut. They can run fast like a cheetah. Rhinos weigh about 3,500 pounds that’s about how much a fire truck weighs. Rhinos roll in the mud like pigs.Their as fat as a cow. Rhinos’ tusks are like our fingernails because they are made out of the same material. They attack like a bull Because they are protectors.

Thanks for reading my similes.

By Zac

My Puffins’ Similes

Puffins are as soft as a pillow. They are as loud as a horn. They really look like clowns. Puffins are as colorful as a rainbow. Puffins are probably not as heavy as a truck. Puffin chicks are as gray as the sky when it rains. They are as black as the night sky. They fly in the air like airplane. When they’re hungry they look for food like a lion.They swim like a fish. They search like a scout. They are like a cat when they eat their food. Their heads are as round as an M&M.

By Adrien

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Giving Thanks!

November6

The Fourth Grade would like to give thanks this month. Giving thanks is something we look forward to. So as we share our Giving Thanks Video we would like for you to take the time to think about those who have inspired you or have impacted your life by taking the time to express and let them know how you feel.

 

 

 

 

Fourth Grade Video from S Hamman on Vimeo.

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Summarizing Our Nights of the Pufflings

October24

Summarizing is an important skill as we read different types of genres in our every day reading. It helps build our knowledge of what is occurring in our types of stories and lets us keep track of the narrative elements when we write. Please reflect what you have read by clicking on the summarizing link.

 

Summarizing

Our Class Poems on Puffins

October23

“The Birds Of The Sea”

The puffin is as smooth as silk.The puffin is as loud as an angry dog barking.The puffin is as funny as a clown. The tip of a puffin’s nose is as orange as a pumpkin. The puffin is as soft as my furry winter blanket. A puffin’s belly is as white as paper.

By Cali

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Our Dream Speeches

September24

cropped-DSCN0192-29dd6rc.jpgI Have a Dream…..

Why do people laugh at someone who is different? Everyday I see a person being laughed at and I hate to see people suffer. My dream is to stop people from being laughed at. I was one of those people who had to hide at school because I was being made fun of. This dream became realistic for me because it began with my sister when she was in the 2nd grade. She was being laughed at because she was the only black kid in her whole class. So I went on the computer and typed in her serious problem and  Martin Luther King Jr. popped up and I read what he stood for and what he represented and I was amazed. Once I was done reading, I realized that I wanted to help people not feel glum and feel left out. Those that are picked on and made fun of because they are different should have a happy, glorious, terrific day instead of being made fun of because of the color of their skin or because they look different. They are all apart of this universe and should be appreciated with respect like any other child or person. My actions are to go up to someone who is being picked on and help them with their problem and become their friend. This will help me achieve my dream.

By: Alawna

 

I have a Dream

Did you ever have the feeling that you, your family, and your friends were going to get hurt during a really bad storm? If you did have that feeling would you be scared? I would be scared, I also get that feeling sometimes. When I get that feeling I usually hold on to something like my sister, brother, mother, or father.

I have a dream and that dream is to help anybody that gets hurt during a volcanic eruption, hurricane, and tornado. I want to be a doctor that travels all over the  world. I want to be a girl that everybody adores. I wish I was famous like other doctors. I hope my dream comes true but, if it does not then I will just try to make all my other dreams come true. I hope your dreams come true too.

                     Written by: Brianna

I Have a Dream…

  I have a dream to have people have a great education, to be smarter. So no one will fall back in their grades and not to be troublesome in school. I want others to get great jobs like to be in the military, or to be an architect and not become homeless. I want people to have respect. Let people have great jobs and homes. If they get a great education children like me and others can do what they want like be a boss or a comic maker. If they do fall back in school for math or whatever they may have trouble with their academics when they get older. They will not be able to function out their in the real world without that knowledge. Some will get educated and get good jobs, and some people that had a hard childhood can become rich or complete their life goal, like climb Mt.Everest, or being a mechanic and not become homeless.

 By Seth

 

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Interested in our Weather?

August29

by Cali, Eva, and Hunter

After reading our Blogging Buddies recent post and comments, we found that they have been interested in our weather. We looked at our weather and we have found out that today, August 29, 2013, that it is 95°F. We realized that our Australian buddies won’t know how hot that is because their temperatures are read in Celsius.

We learned the formula for converting Fahrenheit to Celsius so we could share with our Blogging Buddies.

Our temperature today is 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are the steps to convert it to Celsius:

  1. First take 95 and subtract 32.
  2. Then divide by nine.
  3. Last, multiply that number by 5.

How do we convert Fahrenheit to Celsius? from Tracy Watanabe on Vimeo.

So, 95 degrees Fahrenheit is 35° Celsius. That’s how we converted our temperature so our Australian blogging buddies understand our temperature.

Would you care to answer a couple of questions for us:

Do you know how to convert temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit?

What’s your temperature today?

Did you notice it was going to storm here today? Did you find that unusual since we live in the Sonoran Desert?

 

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Blogging Buddies and Quality Comments

August21

post written by Mrs. Watanabe

Mrs. Renzulli’s class has the honor of having Blogging Buddies in Tasmania, Australia. Their class has started an introductory conversation with our class.

Before we comment back, we need to discuss quality comments.

Crafting quality comments

Watch this video by Mrs. Yollis’ students to learn about quality comments:

How to Compose a Quality Comment! from yourwonderfulteacher on Vimeo.

Created by Tracy Watanabe on Glogster Edu. Tips learned from Linda Yollis & Class.

The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards expects students to write quality comments:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1a Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1b Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1c Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instancein order toin addition).
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1d Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Rating Comments

I once heard Mrs. Yollis share that she rates quality comments. A “2 point” comment will add a compliment, add new information, make a personal connection, or ask a thought provoking question. While a “1 point” comment is a comment that does not give a specific compliment, add new information, make a personal connection, or as a thought provoking question. Let’s rate our comments throughout this year to make sure we write quality comments.

What areas do you believe you need to work on for writing quality comments?

What do you feel will be the easiest about writing quality comments?

What do you think will be the most challenging about writing quality comments?

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Our Class Quote of the Week

August21

by Mrs. Renzulli 2012

During last week’s story with Donavan’s Word Jar, students were asked to collect special words that they have encountered within their reading that are meaningful to them. Once they’ve found that special word, they then had to create inspirational quotes that were enlightening, motivational and or had a positive purpose.

Students then had to write that special quote and drop it in our own class word jar. Each week a quote is drawn from our word jar. So here are our  winners for this week.  Enjoy their quote and please take the time to post a comment and or reflect what you think that quote means to you. Thank you!

 

“An Emporium is Like a Seaworld Were Life is Full of Matter!”

~ Created by Tristen, Brian, Kody, and Luke.

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What Does My Name Mean?

August21

by Mrs. Renzulli 2012

 

Have you ever asked yourself, “What does my name mean?”  Most people have some idea of their name meaning or where their name came from. You will have the chance to look up your name and of its history.  Etymology and onomastics is a great resource to do just that. These are a few links that you can click on to do your research. Once you’ve found supportive evidence you will then post your findings here. Happy findings!

Meaning of names

Ancestors

Behind the Name

 

Some of the student responses were:

August 29th, 2012 at 6:26 pm e     ReplyJorja Says:
Wow my name is American and English and my name is with the state Georgia.

August 29th, 2012 at 6:27 pm e     ReplyXander Says:

Mrs.Renzulli,I figured out where my name is popular in English and Dutch.

August 29th, 2012 at 7:15 pm e     Replylydian Says:

Mrs.Renzulli my name means a musical note in a guitar.

August 29th, 2012 at 7:21 pm e     Replyluke Says:

Mrs Renzulli my last name means the son of luke.

August 29th, 2012 at 11:15 pm e     ReplyChristina Says:

Cool my name is from Greece.

August 30th, 2012 at 5:39 pm e     Replyrudy Says:Mrs.Renzulli my name means a very famous wolf and it lives in Germany and in the United States. That is very cool

August 30th, 2012 at 7:06 pm e     Replydakota Says:Mrs.Renzulli my name means friend. My name also stands for a native language.

 August 30th, 2012 at 7:09 pm e     Replyzane Says:Mrs. Renzulli my name means a gift from God and a beloved one, that is cool.

 August 31st, 2012 at 1:07 am e     ReplyMakayla Says:My name is from Ireland and English. Mrs.Renzulli I hope you like where my first name comes from!

 August 31st, 2012 at 1:13 am e     ReplyMakayla Says:It’s from English and Ireland.
August 31st, 2012 at 6:05 pmeReplyTristen Says:
My name is American and English and it stands for being bold and outgoing.
August 31st, 2012 at 6:06 pmeReplykody Says:
My name means helpful from England.
August 31st, 2012 at 6:12 pmeReplycallie Says:
My name means beautiful,forest,and lark.
August 31st, 2012 at 7:26 pmeReplyhailey Says:
My name means hero.

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Our Wall Wisher

August21

by Mrs. Renzulli 2013

Please check out your Wall Wisher Board and respond to each wall.

Donavan’s Word Jar

My Name is Maria Isabel

My Summary of My Name is Maria Isabel

My Exit Card with my vocabulary

My Summary on How to Babysit an Orangutan

 

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How to Babysit an Orangutan

August21

written by Mrs. Renzulli in 2012

Greetings from ZooAtlanta!
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Please post your summary of  How to Babysit an Orangutan. Remember you need to be professional as you post and that you are always using correct grammar.

Some of the student responses were:

November 2nd, 2012 at 8:13 pm christina Says:

The story is called How To Babysit An Orangutan.There are people that take care of the orphan Orangutans so when the Orangutans grow up they can survive alone.They babysit them because when there alone in the jungle they have to do everything alone.Then when all the Orangutans grow up they skills and then the babysitters let them free in the jungle.All the babysitters hope they will survive alone.

Tristen Says:

Orangutans live in Camp Leakey located in the middle of the rain forest on the island of Borneo. Birute Galdikas and her friend are the ones taking care of the baby orangutans. It is not a “Forever” job. Orangutan’s use huge leaves to cover themselves from the rain that pours down on them they hate water. Orangutan games almost always include biting. Most orangutans like to eat the soap when they take baths. A wild orangutan would sleep in its mothers nest for five to six years. The babysitters at Camp Leakey have released over 100 orangutans back into the wild. These ex-captives have become wild again.

By Tristen

christina Says:

I liked your post Tristen it explained it from begenning to end.

Makayla Says:

Orangutan’s live in Camp Leaky. It is in the middle of a rain forest on the island of Borneo. Birute Galdikas and her friend are helping the orangutan’s. It is not a forever job. Orangutan’s wear leaves for hat’s. Orangutan’s eat bananas. They do not like taking baths. When they meet new friends they look like a family. When orangutan’s are babies Birute Galgikas and her friend hope they will say goodbye to the orangutan’s.

Xander Says:

My story is How to Babysit an Orangutan. There is this place called Camp Leakey on the island of Borneo in the middle of the rain forest. There are these scientists who are taking care of orphaned orangutans because mothers are being killed or smuggled and babies can’t survive on their own. There is this person named Birute Galdika who works at Camp Leakey. They are rescuing stranded orangutans so they don’t become endangered. They babysit them then bring them back to their natural environment.

zane Says:

How to Babysit an Orangutan

Some people are researching orangutans and when they find them they bring them to this camp called Camp Leaky. And the people that find them they have to babysit them.But they also have to name them and there names are Tom and Nanang. But when there done babysiting them they have to bring them back to the wild. But one thing is if the orangutans can’t bulid their nests then they have to go back to the camp.

By Zane

Marissa Says:

The story is called How to Babysit an Orangutan.How to Babysit an Orangutan is about peaple who work in the middle of a rainforest on the island of Boreo and babysit orangutans that have no mother because its been killed.At Camp Leakey they train baby orangutans and teach them how to live in the rain forest. When they are adult they know how to live in the rain forest alone.After they know everything they let them out into the rainforest.

Callie Says:

This book is called How To Babysit An Orangutan.Their are some names that the orangutans and scientist that I have. The orangutans names are Princess,Peter,Tom, and Nanang and a woman named Birute Galidikays. All of the orangutans share one home called Camp Leakey. The orangutans don’t like baths but love the soap.When the orangutans are seven or eight years old they get back to their natrual home back in the rain forest.

By Callie

Tristen Says:

Callie yours was great you did it from beginning to end.

maya Says:

How to Babysit an Orangutan
It’s about orangutan’s. Camp Leakey help’s the orangutan learn how to live on thier own. Some people smuggle them and keep them.The people take them out of there habitat.When they grow up Camp Leakey lets them go.

Lydian Says:

How To Babysit An Orangutan

Some Orangutans need babysitting because alot of them end up getting smuggeld and they die from not eating and not drinking.Alot of Orangutans are orphaned and live on the island in the rainforest of Borneo at a camp called Camp Leaky.They teach them how to take care of themselves and so they can be more careful so they will not be smuggled.They teach them for about a year and then they can go off on their own.Orangutans love soap!Orangutans do not like taking baths.Then when they are older they can go out on their own!

By:Lydian

daijen Says:

Today people smuggle Orangutangs every day, good thing there is Camp Leaky in Brono, these people know that these Orangutans mothers where killed! so they take care of them, and when old enough they let them hang out with the older Orangutans and then the older Orangutans teach them to servive, by teaching them to make tree nests, after they learn and get youst to making nests they let them out into the wild.

hailey Says:

How To Babysit An Orangutan is about Orangutans. Some people smuggle Orangutans and sell them. They sometimes keep them. Camp Leakey tries to help save the Orangutans. They raise them and teach them how to live on their own. When they are old enough they leave the camp. Sometimes they come back to visit.

Coralynn Says:

My story is How To BabySit An Orangutan.There are this Camp leakey in the middle of borneo.There are people who are smuggling orangutans.That’s where Camp leakey comes in.They teach the orangutans skills.Then let’s them go by thereself.

Kailah Says:

How to babysit an orangutan

The people take care of them and do not hurt them.They are really good pets, but some people smuggle the adult orangutans and take the babys to take them somewere. Some people are good and take care of some other ones which is good because people take the orangutans out of there homes so they can wonder around to get fresh air because they are traped in a cage all day and night.The people try to teach the orangutans how to pick-up their food and other things they need to pick-up that is important to them and the people

Lydian Says:

Wow Tristen that is a very good summary I love it you typed all of the important facts down that you needed to!

Marissa Says:

I really liked Makayla’s because she had a bunch of cool facts.

Brian Says:

How to Babysit an Orangutan. First you have to find an orangutan that needs babysitting. That’s easy at camp Leakey. Located in the mid dle of a rain forest on the island of Borneo, Camp Leakey is not your average camp. It’s really an orangutan orphanage. Ordinarily,orangutan babies don’t need human babysitters,but the mothers of these little red apes have been killed and the orphans are too young to survive alone in the jungle. Without babysitters, all the babies would die from disease,starvation,or injuries.By Brian

Evelyn Says:

How to Babysit an Orangutan

This story is about how to Babysit an Orangutan. There are these scientists who are taking care of the orphin orangutans. They are at camp leakey located in the middle of the rain forest on island borneo. It is happening because mothers are getting killed or smuggled. At camp leakey they named the orangutans. Their names are Peter, Tom, Nanang, Borneo, and finally last but not least Sumatra. Then the Babysiters teach them how to do most stuff like how to walk exept for how to build their nests in the trees. They do that in their natral habatat.

daijen Says:

Today people smuggle Orangutangs every day, good thing there is Camp Leaky in Brono, these people know that these Orangutans mothers where killed! so they take care of them, and when old enough they let them hang out with the older Orangutans and then the older Orangutans teach them to survive, by teaching them to make tree nests, after they learn and get used to making nests they let them out into the wild.

luke Says:

This story is called how to Babysit a Orangutan. Orangutans go to a camp called Camp Leakey.They go there because they have been abanded or theyre parents have died. They keep them there because they might become extinced. When they are 12 they take them to the jungle then they teach them how to climb the branches. Finally, they send them to the wilderness hoping they survive.

Anastasia Says:

I been reading about How to Babysit an Orangutan the story is about and the orangutans live in a place called camp leakey in the middle of the rain forest on the island of Boreo. why because they cant take care of themselves.What there are scientist who are taking care of the orphand orangutans because there mothers have been killed or smuggled.

Marissa Says:

Makayla’s was so cool she had all the right facts she made it long so it was very detailed

Evelyn Says:

This story is about how to Babysit an Orangutan. There are these scientists who are taking care of the orphin orangutans. They are at Camp Leakey located in the middle of the rain forest on island Borneo. It is happening because mothers are getting killed or smuggled. At Camp Leakey they named the orangutans. Their names are Peter, Tom, Nanang, Borneo, and finally last but not least Sumatra. Then the Babysiters teach them how to do most stuff like how to walk exept for how to build their nests in the trees. They do that in their natral habatat.

timothe Says:

there is a book called how to babysit an orangutan and it is about human babysitters taking care of orangutans. so the orangutans go to camp leaky because their mothers died or got smuggled and if they live on there own they could die from no food deadly snake or injury.so the babysitters train them and they take care of them and when the orangutans play they bite and they do not like to get wet. because they do not like to take baths when the babysitters take them outside to train when there done they are ready for a good night sleep and I got all these facts from a book called how to babysit an orangutan.
by Timothe

Haley Says:

How to babysit an orangutan is about how to help orphanage’s.So they go to Camp Leaky were they are cared for about 8 years.Then they are ready to go into the wild but they have to no how to build nest, what to eat and when to stay in the trees when needed.

coralynn Says:

My story is called how to babysit an orangutan.there are these people Camp leakey.there are people are smugglimg them.thats where Camp leakey comes in.they teach them skills.then they go off by themself.

aydin Says:

How to Babysit an orangutan

This story is about how to babysit an Orangutan.Orangutan are being take care of at campleakey because their mother got smuggled or killed.So campleakey will teach them how to take care of them self in the rainforest the only thing they can’t teach them is to build their nest.The orangutan names are Nanang,Tommy, and Tom.

alvaro Says:

How to babysit orangutan.So the orangutan be kiled or smuggled.At Camp Leakey in the rain forest.There are the scientist to babysit an orangutan so the orangutan will not be kill or suggled.At camp leakey in the scientist they kach them and they keep them untill they are 8 or 7.

alayna Says:

the story that read was how to babysit an orangutan.

alayna Says:

The story that I read was called How to Babysit an Orangutan!!!!!
There are these scientist from camp Leakey on the island of Borneo how are taking care of baby orangutans that are being left in the rain forest because there mothers have been killed or smuggled. So the scientist go in the rain forest and get the babies so they don’t get smuggled or killed. Some of the orangutans that they named where Nanang, Peter, princess, tom they all love bananas. The thing tom likes more then bananas is soap. One time Nanang got jealous because another baby took the babysitters hat so Nanang makes his own out of a hat. At the end they let them in there Natalie habitat

Evelyn Says:

Everyone did an awsome job. I am very happy with all of your posts. Iam not saying this to make you feel good I am saying this because you really did do a good job. You all had donethis from biggining yo the end. You all did great.

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Responses

August21

written by Mrs. Renzullli in 2012

After reading My Name is Maria Isabel, what are your reflections about Maria?

If you had to give some advice what would you say to Maria throughout her situation in the story?

Inform me about one thing that you were interested, fascinated, or impressed with in the story?

Please respond with all of your comments here.

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Our Stories and Poems about Puffins

August21

post written by Mrs. Renzulli and class 2012

The Puffins Are Here  

Here come the stranded puffins. Soon they landed. We nestled  the puffins. The adult puffins ventured for food. Some made burrows. Some ate fish. Some found  uninhabited homes. Then they instinctively leave their island to go back to the sea.

By Callie

 

Rudy’s Poem

                                       The Puffling Saviors                                        

       One bright morning, Hailey saw a flock of pufflings bringing food back to their burrow to feed their baby pufflings. Hailey was happy she loved baby pufflings. She loved to take pictures and she loved to hear them peap. She even saw a bird holding 20 fish in her beak. Then Hailey released baby puffins never come out. She studied all night. She learned that they don’t come out until they grow up.

       The next day Hailey was taking a walk and she saw a bird she went up to it to take a picture.The bird was scared she would touch her baby puffling. The bird instinctively swooped down to the burrow but she went to the wrong burrow it was a uninhabited  burrow.She wanted to go home and find  her baby she had to defend herself .

        The momma peeped and peeped it scared hailey away . She flew back to her baby while Hailey ran away. Hailey knew puffling weren’t mean she just wanted her  baby back and to just go home. So Hailey still like little puffins she still thought they were nice and cute.

        The puffins finally grown up and there parents left them. For a week the puffins rest and  relax.When the week ended  the puffins leave.That whole night they stayed up looking for stranded puffins. They had to venture because they were scared of the cars. Hailey saw a dog chasing a puffin she beat the dog to the puffin Hailey  nestles it in her hand.She saved it all her friends called a saviour. After that she took it home and let it free the next day.

    By Marissa

 

Cool Facts About Puffins     

Puffins talk in their underground burrows. They nest in the soft Earth in underground tunnels.  A puffin nests in a underground tunnel and only lays one egg. In Iceland people call puffins a Lundi. On top of all this is its outstanding natural beauty with its varied landscape and wildlife which makes the islands a popular stopping place for shorter or longer visits. The puffins are stocky, short winged and short tailed birds, with black upper parts and white or brownish-grey underparts. Puffins breed in colonies on coasts and islands. Puffins weigh up to 780 grams or 1.7 pounds. Puffins form long-term relationships. Puffins eat fish and zooplankton. The specie name for puffins is Fratercula Arctica. Puffins can live up to 20-30 years.     The smallest type of puffin is an Atlantic Puffin.

The height of an Atlantic Puffin is 18 centimeters tall! A puffin spends most of its time swimming, diving, and feeding. A puffin is a very poor flier. It only flies a little at a time. Did you know in Latin puffin means “Little Brother”. An Tufted Puffin is a medium sized, stocky, seabird with a rounded head. An Tufted Puffins call is low like this “Errrrr”. A Tufted Puffin also eats squid, octopus, crabs, jellyfish, and zooplankton. Puffins can carry 5-20 fish at a time to the nest they made. The Atlantic Puffin is sometimes called “The clown of the sea” or “Sea Parrot. That’s my second paragraph.Now going to the third.

Very young puffins look like tiny balls of black, downy feathers. Did you know the oldest living puffin on record is 32 years old! Atlantic Puffins can dive approximately 50-200 feet underwater. Puffin pairs often mate for life. In Newfoundland and Labrador there are more than 500,000 pairs. That’s 1,000,000 individual puffins. Puffins will sometimes compete over territory by locking beaks and wrestling until one of them is on the ground. Puffins burrows are 1 to 2 meters deep, often turning at angles right, left, up and down. Puffins nest on coastal islands in Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, and in Canadian Arctic. Puffins also nest in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and the British Isles. Did you know when people see puffins they expect them to be a bigger.

By Tristen                                                                                  

Papegaaiduiker in een licht sneeuwbuitje!
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Martha de Jong-Lantink via Compfight

The Puffins Are Here     

The crowd is here!

The children is here.

Here is the birds.

They venture out of the burrows instinctively!

Children nestle the birds.

Birds are here and birds are coming.

They go and stay wherever you are going.

They are stranded everywhere.

Some are uninhabited.

Some are here and out beyond the sea.

Crowds cheer and hear pufflings there.

They are here and there they stay.

Here they are all flying with happiness.

With a smile on everybody’s faces.

They all laugh and cheer when they are here.

              By Makayla

 

The Puffins Are Back

By Xander

The puffins are instinctively flying toward the uninhabited island they’re going to make burrows.

The puffling nestles with his mom.

The puffling ventures out of his burrow.

The nights of the pufflings are here.

Time to rescue stranded pufflings and bring them back to sea.

 

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My Hero

August21

post written by Mrs. Renzulli in 2012

Who is your hero? Everyone has a hero in their life or someone who has made a huge impact. As we are reading Lou Gehrig we will discover that he was a hero to his fans and has given those fans a way to enjoy baseball. As you finish your reading, I want you to think about who that special hero has been for you. There are many heroes who have encountered our lives, so it is O.K if you focus just on one.  Please look at the following example of some of my heroes who have made a difference in my life. Remember to have fun with this!

 

“My Heroes”

My special hero who has impacted my life in many ways was my grandmother. She was a teacher, and because of this I was able to see her in action working with her students. It was amazing to see such learning occur in her classroom. I had the chance to hang out with her for the day. In that time I was fascinated to learn new and interesting things.  She has played a huge role in my education and has given me hope when all else seemed to look grim for me.

Another special hero who has impacted my life was my sixth grade teacher Mrs. Ross. Mrs. Ross always had a way with words and her tone was always a peaceful tone that always seemed to reasure me that everything would be O.K. She was one of the reasons why I chose to be a teacher. I knew that this was what I wanted to become.

It was these special heroes in my life that helped shape and mold me to become the person who I am today and I am grateful for that. I know that my life will be filled with other individuals who will continue to help me grow and change.

Thank you to my special heroes for the memories, the belief, and the passion you have shown me.

What you will do now is click here and begin your published work.

 

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Math Problem of the Day :)

August21

post written by Mrs. Renzulli in 2012

 

As part of your Math Problem of the Day, please click on the following link. Once you look at that problem please solve that number for the day and respond with your explaination on Linoit. Remember you must explain your thinking and how you got that as an answer. 🙂

 

Probabilty Word Problems

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