Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ancient Egyptian Museum Presentations

This was quite a day of presentations! Our class took turns either presenting the information they had learned, or walking around learning and questioning the exhibitors.
It was inspiring to see the intricate models, amazing posters, and Power Point Presentations people made. I appreciated the time many people had spent working on this assignment at home.
Check Elizabeth and Jason's song, some of our photos, and an Animoto of the presentations below. 
For more photos, visit our class Flickr page by clicking the word "Flickr."
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Games

Congratulations! If you're reading this post, then you have successfully finished your math Order of Operations work. 
Try some of these online games. Some are a bit easy, but they are certainly entertaining...with a Halloween theme.
Easier Halloween Math Games

Hard Halloween Crossword Puzzle and Riddles

Interactive Pumpkin Carving

Square Number Ghosts




Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Investigating our Mystery.???!!!♥

  Since we were doing a science experiment we got some sad news...  First of all, to point out our science experiment was about cleaning a skull (we have a story in our blog, check it out!)The bad news is that our skull is missing!!! Our suspects are, Ms. Sheri (our garden lady), Mrs.Beth (our custodian), and Mrs.Hammond (vice principal).So we decided to interview them. Here is what the suspects said
Mrs.Sheri : On a Tuesday morning at 8:00 am  she was fixing our garden, she said.Then Mrs.Sheri`s
manger notice the the skull, she told Mrs.Sheri to take a look. They were both speechless. Later that day Mrs.Sheri saw Mrs.Hammond and told her what she saw. Then Mrs.Hammond told Mrs.Sheri she'll do something about it. When the interview was almost over with  her  she told us that on September 18 she took a peek and it wasn't there maybe she thought Mrs.Beth had got it. Then we interview Mrs.Beth, Here is what she said. We told her about the skull Mrs.Beth told us she didn't knew anything about it,"Well that didn't help!" We Thought. BUT she told us to ask Mrs.Hammond. She admit she threw away the skull. 
"DUNN DUNN DUNN!!!" We were curious if she has called the school police she answer no. She felt really bad of throwing  away the skull and she wouldn't of threw it away if she knew it was ours. So here is the truth about our class mystery.
    By: Geraldine♥, Jackie♥ and Iris♥ (Class Investigator)

 Geraldine♥(Right), Iris♥(Left)

 Jackie♥ (left), Iris♥ (middle), Geraldine♥(Right)

 Geraldine♥

 Iris♥(left) Geraldine♥(middle) Jackie♥(right)

 Geraldine♥,Iris♥,Jackie♥

 Left of the table: Isis♥,Geraldine♥, Jackie♥
                                                                                         Right of the table; Mrs.Sherri (Garden Lady)

 Mrs.Sherri♥ (Garden Lady)

 Mrs.Beth (School Custodian)

 Mrs.Hammond (Vice principal)



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Potato Harvest



This was the most fun...having Myles, my eldest son, home for the weekend, and digging in my planter to see if I had any potatoes.

Surprisingly, we found some! Just as I figured we wouldn't find any more, I stuck my spade right into the biggest potato of the day.

Tonight, it'll be a tiny potato dinner!







Does this look familiar? (Pity they didn't find potatoes...)
Weirdly, this is what my dogs look like!!

Delicious raw potatoes, all washed and ready to cook.


Now all fried up for my husband's 50th birthday breakfast:)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Very Cool Math And Language Arts Games Site

So, sometimes while trying to find something online, I discover a totally different, but very cool site.
Here is my latest:
http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/how-parents-can-become-strong-teachers-in-the-home/sheppard-software-fun-kids-online-math-games

Check this site out: there are both math and language arts games, which will help you review all the work we have been doing in class.
Leave us a comment on which game you played, and what you thought about it.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dividing Decimals

Hi, We are going to show you how to divide decimals.

By Lily, Jacky, Jason, and Jacky.

Show Me

We decided that we would make a video showing how to  divide fractions.So Lily, Julio, Jason, Jacky made a video (a.k.a Show Me)  explaining how to divide fractions:

Are You a Harry Potter Fan?

So next week, there is an opportunity to hear J.K. Rowling LIVE on our computers...
I have never taken part in a webcast, but maybe this is something we should try out.

It starts before school, so if we want to try, we need to organize. Here is the flyer - post your comments on whether or not we should take part on the board below. Remember to write your name on the heading - not anonymous!


LIVE from Edinburgh, Scotland!
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
12:00 P.M. ET / 9:00 A.M. PT
Recommended for grades 4 and up.
J.K. Rowling will discuss the world of Harry Potter including Pottermore
(www.pottermore.com), an exciting, free online experience that offers
Harry Potter fans the chance to explore and discover exclusive new
writing by J.K. Rowling as well as immerse themselves in other
interactive content and community activities.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Band Rocks!

So finally I was able to hear the band playing last Friday! Can you name to tune? Great job, and we look forward to hearing more soon...
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