You’ll never guess what these sculptures are made from? We created these unique sculptures using wood, a wire coat hanger, a stocking, white liquid glue, and acrylic paint. First we fashioned a shape with the coat hanger, creating lots of twists and turns. We were careful not to limit our creativity and just “went with it”. After that we covered the coat hanger with a regular ladies stocking, pulling the stocking tightly around the wood, and tying it . Once we did this the sculpture really took shape. We then painted a couple of coats of watered down liquid glue and let the sculpture dry over night. Next, we imagined! What would our sculptures be? A fish? A whale’s tail? An octopus? We let our imaginations run wild. Finally, we painted our sculptures to create these one of a kind sculptures. What do you see? Do you see the creature or creation in each sculpture? Want to try this yourself? Then check out these instructions for a Wire-Stocking Sculpture.
This week Mrs. Wiseman, one of our school support educators, was kind enough to evaluate our blog for Week 10’s challenge. Here’s what she had to say: 1. What were your first impressions of the blog? It looks like a professional blog–not a 3rd grade blog! 2. What captured your attention? She liked being able… Read more Blog Audit by Mrs. Wiseman
For Week 9: Count out three blog challenge we visited many different blogs but here’s a summary of four of the blogs we visited and commented on. Learning2gether is a class blog in Victoria, Australia. They recently wrote a post called, “Persuasive Texts” and commented on it. They wrote whether a cat or dog makes… Read more Count out three…or maybe four
Week 9’s blog challenge is a game and a chance to visit lots of other blogs and leave comments on great posts you read. You will eventually leave at least 9 comments on 9 different posts, and then write about them for our blog. Follow the directions below carefully: How to play the game. Step… Read more Instructions for Week 9: Count out three
Earlier this year we created first person narratives in which we pretended to be passengers on the Mayflower. In 1620, 102 brave souls traveled from Plymouth, England to a strange new land called America. Among them were the Pilgrims who were traveling to America for religious freedom. How brave are you? Would you take such… Read more Journey Back in Time
We read a folktale called Common Sense: An Anansi Tale. Afterwards we thought about our own common sense and created a VoiceThread. We rated ourselves on a scale of 1 to 10…1 being poor/terrible common sense and 10 being fantastic/lots of common sense. How do you rate your common sense?
Students recorded their thoughts after reading A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith. What do you think? Is this a book you’d like to read?
So Weeks 6’s blogging challenge has us thinking about what types of volunteer work people do in our own community. Since we just researched water problems in our community, like pollution, we decided to find out if there are any volunteers working to solve these problems. We are currently writing posts about a couple of… Read more Let’s work
Here’s our response to Week 5’s challenge and how we spent our vacation. Our school was on Spring Break the first week of April. We certainly got around, traveling near and far. Kaya went to Utah skiing. Dillon went rock climbing in Joshua Tree. Mrs. McKelvey went golfing in Palm Desert. Riley went hiking in… Read more How we spent our Spring Break
Dear Parents, In March, our class has embarked on a new adventure. We are now blogging on this new blog. We are using this blog to connect with students all over the world. We are also participating in the Spring 2012, Edublog Student Blogging Challenge. What is a blog you ask? In short, a blog… Read more Welcome Parents!
Part of week 3’s challenge for the Edublog Student Blogging Challenge is to involve our parents in our Edublog. So here we are asking you, our parents, to please let us know how you use computers in your workplace? What purpose do they serve? What tasks do you use them for? We look forward to… Read more How do you use computers?
This week we had a ton of fun creating our avatars. We’ve even made a voicethread to introduce them to you, adding a few comments about our avatars and what makes them like us.
In February we read a lot of folktales, including trickster tales. The protagonist of a trickster tale is a clever, devious animal whose trick or tricks usually cause trouble for another character. What makes them fun is a smaller animal, such as a tortoise or hare, usually plays a trick on a larger, more powerful… Read more Tricky Trickster Tales
In February, students studied the genre biography. We all chose different people to read about and then we presented what we’d learned either in a Glogster report, PowerPoint report, or a puppet presentation. Check out Gayle’s, Helen Keller and Kyle’s, Martin Luther King Jr. Glogster projects.
Who doesn’t like chocolate? So far two of our Book Club groups have read Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel-Smith. In this book, Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. It doesn’t matter what kind. He likes it all–bitter, sweet, dark, light. He eats it every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. One… Read more Our Thoughts on Chocolate Fever
This month we wrapped up a unit on geometry. Students wandered around campus and took photos of real world examples of geometric shapes, lines, and forms. We started a new VoiceThread called “Geometry in Our World” and students are commenting on what geometric shapes, forms, and lines they see in each picture. Here’s some of… Read more Geometry in Our World