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Friday, November 30, 2012

"What I Am" Song from Seseme Street

We have been singing this song during our morning assembly this week, thanks to our first graders for introducing it to our school!  It is such a great song because it talks about how each of us is special and unique.  We love it in Studio 214!

Weathering and Erosion Experiment

This week we have been studying weathering and erosion and the effects of the two on our natural resources.  We did this experiement to model what happened in nature with water, wind, and the elements in general.  What students noticed was what happened to the sand that was placed at the top of the "mountain"- it ended up at the bottom as deposition.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Constitution Webquest

Go to the link below to begin the Constitution Webquest!  Take your time and complete the entire assignment- look at the rubric before writing your summary and have fun!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use)

Some teens from CCHS came to speak to our students at CCES today about not using tobacco and the harmful consequences we have if we use tobacco or other drugs.  Before the visitors left, I just had to pull out their third grade class picture to show the class- they have grown so fast!  The link below was a website they showed us where you could so what happens after you have smoked for awhile.  Students drew pictures on place mats that will be placed in local restaurants telling why we should do not use drugs or harm or bodies.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Properties of Rocks Experiment

Today we conducted an experiment to test how hard different types of rocks are and we looked at them using a hand lens.  We used the nail, penny, and tile test to see what type of scratch it made.  The color it leaves will tell you how hard or soft the rock is.  We tested nine different types of rocks in all.  Tomorrow we will take a look to analyze the information to see which category the rocks would fall under: metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary.

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Vote Like That" Song


Due to popular demand by students in Studio 214, I have added the link to this song we listened to in class a couple of weeks ago.  We analyzed the words to this song to compare the beliefs of both the presidential candidates before the election.  They loved the song performed by the Ron Clark Academy!

UK Opera Performance

Today we watched a performance by the U.K. Opera and it was amazing!  Paris had her picture made with the performers.  We told her to remember this day when she was a performer on Broadway in New York City someday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rock Cycle Songs

We have begun studying our unit in science where we study about the rock cycle, the types of rocks, earth materials, and fossils.  Here are some great rock cycle songs from Youtube- we love them and they include such great vocabulary!

"World of Rocks"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mfpmUNMtNc

"Types of Rocks" Song  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE3jR_RhxO4

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Students are deep in discussion.  Today was the first day we have used the IPADS also- which we love!  Today we started an election project.  Students are electing a president and vice president for our class.  They have a campaign team and are creating a slogan, a platform, and propaganda to distribute in the school.  We are tying electoral votes as well when we vote- each group has a different number of students and their electoral votes will be based on their size, so we will compare what happens with popular vote and electoral votes when we take a class vote next week to elect a class president of Studio 214!  The platform they choose has to be something they could actually talk to our school principal about and I have been really impressed to hear their concerns about our school.  Stay tuned to meet our new class president!  If elected they will get to be president for the day and have a "cabinet" lunch meeting and discuss their issues with our principal!

Class Presidential Election Project

Use the links below to help your candidate become class president!

 (Background Information)

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 (Past Presidential Slogans)

 (Famous Presidential Speeches)

 (Past Presidential Posters)