Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Meet A Special Guest at Our Museum- Paul McCartney

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Our Wax Museum Participants

   This month we studied biographies for our genre.  The students shared all that they learned during our wax museum.  Each student dressed up and became a wax museum character.  As the other students pushed the button, the character became alive and shared the details of their life.  It was an amazing experience!  They should be so proud of their accomplishments!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Congratulations To Our Robotic Team!


Some of the students in our class participated in a robotics competition this past weekend.  They were amazing!  Want to see what happens during a robotics competition? Take a look at the clip!  Congratulations DJ BOTS!
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

State of Matter Review- Test on Tuesday!

  We are wrapping up our unit on the States of Matter.  Throughout the past six weeks, we have taken an up close look at each state of matter, as well as how they change from one state to another.  We really had fun with the song that helped us learn about the properties of each state of matter.


We also used cheerios to represent what happens to the molecules of each state of matter.








If you want to review more for the test, take a look at these links that we reviewed during class.
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/studyjams/matter_states/
Steve Spanger Science Experiments
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_states.html

Saturday, November 19, 2011

We Have Many New Friends In Nebraska!

 
This week we had the opportunity to meet two new classes from Nebraska via Mystery Skype this week!  On Tuesday we had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Geldes class.  They shared some amazing clues about Nebraska. Some of the clues included:

1.  Gerald Ford is from their state.
2. They have very cold winters and hot summers.
3.  Their state has the world's largest indoor rainforest.
4. A tourist attraction in their state is Chimney Rock.

We were very busy in our own roles of the mystery skype.  We had students blogging and solving the clues that they gave us.  We also gave clues about our state.



We solved the Mystery state!


   When I told them that they would be skyping again, they began immediately marking off all of the states they have skyped with prior!  I totally suprised them when we skyped Nebraska again!  I wanted to see just how many would catch on to some of the clues!  It was so great to see their eyes when we received some familar clues!  It is so amazing to see that the students are learning and remembering all of these wonderful clues that were shared during Mystery Skype. We want to thank Mr. Sims class from Nebraska!  They did an excellent job!  Some of the clues they shared were:

1. They have a population of  1.8 million.
2 They do not have any professional sports.
3. The Mississippi River runs through their state.
4. Their state borders Iowa and Kansas.
5.  The capital of their state is Lincoln.

Both classes did a tremendous job sharing and solving the clues!





We look forward to connecting with Mrs. Geldes class and Mr. Sims class in the future!  Thank you for making learning about the United States so much fun!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thank you Jacqueline Davies!

We had such a spectacular week in Powell4thgrade!  One of our highlights this week was the opportunity to Skype with Ms. Jacqueline Davies, author of Lemonade War and Lemonade Crime.  Thank you Mrs. Davies for sharing how your received your ideas of the Lemonade War, as well as sharing a sneak peek of the next book in the series! We cannot wait to read more about Evan and Jessie!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thank You to our Friends in Massachusetts for a Wonderful Mystery Skype!



    Today we had the opportunity to play Mystery Skype with Mrs. Caroll's class in Massachusetts.  We were so impressed with their detailed clues!  The students learned so much about the state.  Our bloggers were very busy recording the clues, while our mystery solvers were using the atlas to solve the clues.  We also had students on Google Earth to help locate our mystery state.  Some of the things they learned were:
  1. They border Rhode Island,New York,Vermont,and  New Hampshire.
  2. They swim in the Atlantic ocean.
  3. They can get thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
  4. They are the 6th smallest state .
  5. They have cold winters and hot summers.  They have a record temperature 107.
  6. Fishing is popular.
  7. Paul Revere was famous about his midnight ride there.
  8. In their state you can take a ride on the Freedom Trail.
We also gave some great clues about our state also.  Both classes were amazing today!  I am so impressed with their passion towards learning!

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