Thursday, August 28, 2008

Using Hall Time to Work on Grammar

We are working on subjects and predicates in grammar. I decided that we could spend some of the time in the hall identifying subjects and predicates. Can you identify the subject and predicate in each video?

Can you think of other ways we could use our down time more effectively?

Investigation 2 Which Objects are Lightest?

Sarah puts her objects in order from lightest to heaviest. Did you put yours in the right order?

Investigate 3 Which Objects Will Float?

Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV

After observing the objects float or sink, what is your hypothesis for the question, "Why do some things float while others sink?" Look carefully at the objects that floated or sunk to see if you can come up with a logical reason.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was given 45 years ago today. This is probably the most famous speech given by an American in the 20th century. Watch the video and see if things have changed in the last 45 years.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Academic Accolades 8/26

BubbleShare: Share photos - Create and Share Crafts

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kelsey's Character Sketch

Since Kelsey is moving to a new school I decided to record her reading her character sketch. Although we will miss her, we will still have her on our blog. Can you figure out who she is writing about?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Learning Styles Inventory: Learn How You Learn

I am interested in your learning style. I think it is important for you and me to understand the way you learn best. You can use this information to become a better student, and I can use it to become a better teacher.

Remember to answer each question honestly. There are no wrong answers. When you are finished with I will explain the results.

The online survey was made by North Carolina Sate. Thanks. Click here for the survey.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Floating and Sinking Investigate 1

For our first experiment of the year, we brought five objects from home to test to see if they would float or sink. Here is Tristan explaining what he thinks his objects will do.

Here is video of Tristan doing the experiment. He puts each object in the water to see if it will float or sink.

What happened to your five objects, did they float or sink? Write what your objects are and what happened to them.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Science Unit Floating and Sinking

We examine the Scientific Method through our unit on Floating and Sinking. The video shows the opening demonstration of our unit. The students are asked to describe why one acrylic bead floats while the other sinks. They will not learn the answer until close to the end of the unit.

The essential question for this units is: Why do some things float while others sink?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Word Study Words for "Frindle"

Double click on the word for its definition.

shuttle, figure, channel, butter, advance, anger, denim, regular, problem, method