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Article posted June 13, 2014 at 04:22 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 932

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Article posted June 13, 2014 at 04:22 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 932



Article posted May 2, 2014 at 03:50 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 780

It's here! To finish up studying parts of speech, specifically our standard on adverbs and adjectives, we decided to put on a grammatical fashion show! Students paired up with a buddy. While one walked "the red carpet", the other had to use nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to describe what their partner was wearing and how they were making their way down the runway!

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Article posted April 30, 2014 at 08:08 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 43

The District Writer's Tea will be held from 6:00-7:00 at the Middle School! Hope to see everyone there!

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Article posted April 30, 2014 at 03:59 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 50

Here is a short video documenting our most recent virtual field trip on the Tandberg! This time, we "visited" a cotton farm in King's County, California. We learned all about the cotton plant, Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin, and even got to pick seeds from our very own cotton samples sent straight from California! We had so much fun!

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Article posted April 18, 2014 at 07:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 262

Today we used the app Tellagami to record what we learned this week! Tellagami is an app that lets you create an avatar and then type or record to give your avatar speech. Today, students recorded a few favorite things they learned this week! we decided to use this as a newsletter, so we then generated a QR code that links to each 'gami'. Students will take home the QR code for parents to scan, so they can hear about what we learned this week! Here is one example:



https://tellagami.com/gami/GE5O9C/

Article posted April 18, 2014 at 07:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 262



Article posted April 14, 2014 at 07:59 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 68

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been reading the novel "The BFG" as a class. Today, we read the chapter titled, "Frobscottle and Whizpoppers"! Frobscottle is a wonderful, green, fizzy drink that the BFG drinks while at his home in Giant Country. The other main character, Sophie very much liked Frobscottle, too, so we thought we would give it a try! Here are a few pictures of our first encounter with the BFG's favorite drink, Frobscottle!

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Article posted April 14, 2014 at 07:59 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 68



Article posted April 4, 2014 at 04:54 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 153

Today we were lucky enough to "travel" to California to learn about cotton! Earlier in the trimester, we learned about slave labor and the very important crop, cotton. We talked about Eli Whitney and his invention, the cotton gin, and how that increased the need for slave labor. Today, we were lucky enough to see a modern day gin and were able to watch the process of how cotton goes from farm to fabric! Our favorite part, though, was picking seeds from our very own cotton samples sent straight to us from California! Here are a few pictures of our field trip--a video is soon to be posted, too!



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Article posted March 20, 2014 at 05:43 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 75

Today we were lucky enough to have a fourth-grader in our district come into our classroom and teach us more about the famous Underground Railroad conductor, Harriet Tubman! Ava has been studying Harriet Tubman in her class and recently wrote an outstanding report about her life. She read her report to us, we took a quiz, and then made our very own Harriet Tubman flip books! We learned so much and had lots of fun learning from an older peer! Here are some photos from this wonderful lesson!



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Article posted March 20, 2014 at 05:43 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 75



Article posted February 28, 2014 at 06:25 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 82

Here are some pictures from our Spirit Week! Enjoy seeing our crazy hair and hats, sports gear, mismatched outfits, and pajamas!



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Article posted February 28, 2014 at 06:25 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 82



Article posted February 7, 2014 at 03:21 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 65

This is a video documenting how we make learning transparent in our second-grade classroom. When students know what they need to know and learn, both engagement and success increase. This video outlines some ways we make sure we know what we are responsible for as learners including the set up of our classroom and how we begin each lesson!



Article posted February 7, 2014 at 03:21 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 65



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