Monday, December 16, 2013

Class Party

This Friday we will have our class holiday party! The fun begins at 1:15.  We will have snacks and watch a movie.  If you would like to sign up to bring an item to our party, please click the link below.  Thanks for your support!

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Synthesizing

Last week in reading, we were learning about synthesizing.  I think everyone really got into it and understood what it was all about by the end of the week!
 
This is what we learned:

Synthesizing is...stopping to think about what we are reading and paying attention to how our thinking changes along the way as we learn more about the characters and the plot of the story.
 
We were so good at synthesizing...we were even Synthesis Superheroes!


 

 
 
 
 
On Friday, we took some time out to make some ornaments to help decorate the big tree in the library!
 
 
 

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Research

We finally completed our research for Thanksgiving!  The class was very excited because our final project was to create a presentation on the ipad.

We used this app called 30 hands!  It's FREE!


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/30hands-digital-storytelling/id605013231?mt=8

Click the videos below to view their final projects!
 
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Anastasia and Reese
 
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Austin and Ashley
 
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Julian and Jenna
 
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Emma and Stephanie
 
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Arnulfo and Kylee
 
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Georgia and Kameron
 
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Gavin and Giacomo
 
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David, Cody, Sarah, and Aedan
 
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Dezirae and Aaron
 

I'm Not A Turkey!

We had a great time before Thanksgiving break with the I'm Not a Turkey video conference activity!  Ask your kids about it!

We first watched this short video about a turkey that doesn't want to be Thanksgiving dinner.

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The class was split into groups and their job was to make a turkey and disguise the turkey as another animal.  They also had to write clues about their turkey's disguise.  They did a great job with this!

At the video conference, we met with another class from Thomas Elementary.  We took turns reading our clues and guessing what the turkey's disguise was.  This was so much fun!  The kids loved it!