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Monday, November 18, 2013
We are so excited to share this newest blog with you all. The children are reporting on many of the activities in our classroom. Please leave us a comment. They would love to hear from you.
After we wrote our essays we had a class debate. On the day of the debate the teachers picked from the sticks and chose one person who supported homeschooling and one person that supported public schools. Each pair of students stood up in front of the class and defended their side. There was a format to the debate that we followed. First both sides stated their opinion. Then one person presented their position. Next, the other person responded and started a new argument. Mr. Luppy, our amazing school custodian, was our judge. The next day we got an email from Mr. Luppy telling us that everyone did great and the debate was a tie.
We are also watching a movie on Pioneers called Little House on the Prairie. This movie showed how the Pioneers faced many troubles moving west. Some of the troubles such as: leaving family members behind, getting attacked by Indians and facing blizzards were shown in the movie.
By Jake S and Alexis
In science our class has been studying oceanography and different creatures that live in the ocean. We did many different and experiments about the ocean. For example, we did an oil spill experiment. We learned that oil spills can hurt animals in many different ways. We also dissected squid and examined fish. During the dissection we learned that if the squid has yellow inside it then it is a girl. We sorted sea creatures to find their similarities and differences, we also played a food chain game in the hallway outside the auditorium. We learned that different animals eat different plants to survive.
Friday, November 1, 2013
We challenged the class to synthesize the text by selecting their own How To Project and present it in class. We had such a wonderful time sharing our projects. Check out the photos below.
Ethan showing off his rock crawler.
Avi entertained us with his Torch Theater and a reenactment of a scene from
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Ryan mystified us with his magic trick.
Matthew was able to read minds with his mind bending trick.
Brandon created a creepy Monster Cork Board.
Jake S. created a spooky Goblin Cup.
Marisa created a pumpkin bird feeder that is now hanging outside.
Joey taught us about the lost art of writing a thank you letter.
Kathryn made drawing a super hero look so easy.
Carly's super cute frog prince deserves a kiss.
Olivia took on Mrs. Aloe on her homemade hockey table.
Jonah pets his astronaut dog. So cute!