Wow!!! I really had a blast while we were at camp. Even though it was a little cold and rainy, it was still awesome. My favorite memory was when the 5th graders went canoeing in the rain. We walked into the dining hall looking like we had all tipped our canoes. Our host, Adam, was also great. It was cool to hear him talk with his British accent. Getting to hold the reptiles was sweet. The food was great and I just loved being able to "hang out" with everyone. Please leave your comments on the trip and don't forget to look at the photos on our website.
I had a great time during our Fiesta on Thursday. It was fun just to celebrate another culture while hanging out with my favorite 6th graders. Tell me what you enjoyed the most. Also tell me something new that you have learned so far during our studies about Latin American countries (Mexico,or any in Central America).
Wow! I really felt frightened when we went through the underground railroad simulation. How did you feel as you were "escaping". I was appalled at the contraptions they used to contain the slaves that they showed in the photos. I really do not understand how people could treat other people so inhumanely. What did you learn from the trip?
Who wants to go to college now? What a great day we had yesterday. Let's talk about what you liked best about the trip. Do you have any new goals or aspirations? Remember to blog in a collegiate manner.
So what did you think about our first virtual trip? It sure was beautiful outside of the Sealife Center. The presenter did some pretty cool demonstrations about plate tectonics too. I especially liked the one that showed how the "hot spots" in the Earth do not move, but the plates do. It really helped me understand clearly how the volcanic mountain chains created Hawaii.
Hi 6th grade. I know we had a rough week last week with all of that testing. You made it through it, but I am very concerned about the scores on the two benchmark tests. I realize we move through the math very quickly, but the test score still do not reflect what you actually understand. You are able to do the work during explore explain things to me clearly during our summary. I think we will just need to work on our test taking skills so that the understanding translates to the bubble sheet. Anyway, what questions or concerns do you have about our new Algebra unit so far. Please remember that you need to use academic language in these blogs. That means you need to "speak the language people". Us nice math vocabulary words you have been learning.
Click here to read about some of the things we have been learning.
It is weird to think that our continents are moving 1 cm each year. Tell me what you think about this plate tectonic theory. What questions do you have? Remember to use academic language and English. We are not texting so please make sure you capitalize when necessary. We are in 6th grade remember.
Let's talk about how you are coming along in the competition. DO NOT worry. You do not have to sing in front of anyone. You are simply going to present your PowerPoint presentation. It will be shown on the big screen and you do not even have to talk if you do not want to. Remember the more impressive your "show" is the more votes you will get. The winning band or solo artist will receive the "Rock Star" trophy and $1,000 Eagle bucks!!!
Our Earth is filled with so many cool kinds of dirt. Do you think you know what the mystery soil is yet?
Write a blog entry and include information about each of the four types of soil we have studied (sandy, rocky, clay, silt)
O.k. class. I am glad you are getting the hang of blogging, but the vast majority of these blogs are NOT ACADEMIC. You need to be sure you have ACADEMIC ENGLISH and VOCABULARY. I liked Tamara's blog because it actually mentioned the something she learned about the study. This blog is not about how much you like me (thanks for rule 5, but still not good enough) or the subject. You must get specific. This blog should only be information about the SOIL STUDY. Try again. So far only two people got any points.