Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Math Review: Add/Sub

We have completed our math curriculum (Math Expressions) and are now reviewing what we learned all year long. Today was 3-digit addition and subtraction. Students competed against partners to get four in a row correct. They used calculators to check their answers. They LOVED it!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!!

Each year, our school celebrates EARTH DAY with fun rotations! Here's a peek at what we did today:

Paper Towel Rainstick

Recycled Relays

 Recycle Speaker

Story Time & Snack

Peel Crayons to Make New Crayons

Book Swap

 Pavers (each grade made one for our outdoor area)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Learning Our 50 States

In 4th grade, our students will be expected to learn all 50 states and their capitals. To get them started, we are introducing the states this spring.  One of the fun ways we are showing off the states is to collect postcards from (hopefully) all 50 states. We are not doing a normal postcard challenge with other schools, but simply asking family and friends to ask their out of state acquaintances to mail our class a postcard.

Here is the information I sent to my parents:

Hi Parents,
We will soon begin our study of the states in our wonderful nation. To add a little fun, we would like to receive postcards from all the states. This is where you come in! Please contact (call, email, facebook.etc.) any friends or family that live in other states and request a postcard. Below is an example request:
"Hi there! My child's 3rd grade class is studying the 50 states of our country. They would like to receive a postcard from each state. Please send a state-theme (e.g., Kansas postcard might have a sunflower, California might have a beach) postcard to our class. If you are able, please include a fact about your state on the postcard. Please mail the postcard to Moonlight Elementary, Attn: Mrs. Brown, ___________________. Thank you!"
I will update you with which states have come in and which we are still missing. Thank you so much for helping with this fun project!
Mrs. Brown
This email went out Monday and we are looking forward to receiving mail from around our nation. We have a map to color in the states we have received a postcard from. Hope to share positive results soon!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Disappearing Peeps!

Welcome!! We are experimenting on the effects of various liquids on Peeps! We are testing water, vinegar, apple juice, soda, and laundry detergent. The students are recording the changes they see each day.
Day One
Day Two
almost completely gone!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Egg Drop

Each of my students created an invention to protect a raw egg from a 9 foot drop. They were SUCH creative little kiddos! In an unprecedented turn of events, all but one egg survived the fall. This has SERIOUSLY NEVER happened before in six years of teaching!

Check out some of their projects: