Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hands On Learning with Current Electricity

Students were posed with a challenge- Can you get the battery to light without the light bulb touching the battery? Take a look!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Current Electricity

  We are having so much fun with science in our classroom. Students were able to create a circuit in class using just a light bulb, wire, and a battery.   Students also learned how a circuit needs a source, load, and path.  Take a look at these  links to learn more about current electricity.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Skyping and Learning- Connecting with Louisiana about Mardi Gras

   We continue to grow in our learning through connections around the United States.  Today we had the opportunity to learn about Mardi Gras from a 4th grade class in Louisiana. It was amazing to hear all about the experience!  Thank you Mrs. Shepherd's class!   We hope to connect with you again in the future!  You can see the skype call on Mrs. Shepherd's blog at

Getting Ready for the DRE Auction

  Students were very excited to create a special piece of artwork to go into the DRE Auction. The pieces are amazing!  Thank you so much Mrs. Beale for helping us!  Hope you will join us for this special event on February 24th. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day

    Now that you are very comfortable writing poetry, take a look at these links on how you can create some Valentine fun with your poems.,0

Book Club- Sharing Our Poetry

  This past week we have been very busy creating acrostic, cinquain, and a to z alliteration poems during our poetry study unit.  This Friday morning during our book club the students shared their poetry with each other.  It is so wonderful to hear all the poems that they have created during this time. I have very talented students!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hands On Learning with Static Electricity!

  Do you know how static electricity happens?  Students had the opportunity to get an insider's look at static electricity today!  Science is just so much fun!

Monday, February 6, 2012

We Are Learning About Electricity

  Do you know how electricity works?  Do you know why your hair stands up due to static electricity?  Take a look at this video for a great introduction to electricity. Electricity rocks!
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