Here’s a great project to try…weaving! Our class tried it after learning that many Native Americans learned to make and weave yarn during the days of the missions. We enjoyed it and we think you will too! Watch our video to find out how to do it. Let us know what you think by clicking on the “comments” link below the screen. Have fun!
The students in Ms. Hardaway’s class took on a project to communicate with some soldiers in Iraq. Check out our video to find out what happened. It will touch you in the deepest way. Your comments are welcome!
Climb on up and find a spot on the floor (ignore the sign; everyone is welcome!). Click on one of the links below and have a listen. Our class has some good stories to tell. Write us a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!
Here are our latest stories:
This year everyone fears the dreaded H1N1 flu. And they should because it has made many people very sick. But there is something you can do begin to protect yourself from the flu and even other diseases. WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
Many diseases are caused by microscopic, living things called germs. While some germs are good for you, some can make you sick. And germs are everywhere: on your desk; on your books, on your toys, even on your kitchen counter! But you can protect yourself from them by washing your hands, keeping your things clean and by keeping your hands out of your eyes, nose and mouth. Watch the video of my friend, Syd the Science Kid under “Health” in the links on the right side of this site, to learn how germs travel and make you sick. Also, he’ll show you how to protect yourself from disease caused by germs. Then come back to write a comment to tell other ways to stay disease free!
Supplies…check. Back pack, pencil, notebooks…check. Early to bed…check. Breakfast…check! You’re ready!But what do you plan to accomplish this year? Click on “Comment” below and tell what your goals are for this year. What subject will you excell in? What subject will you improve in? What will you do to accomplish these goals?
Our class had some thoughts about our new president. Check out our voice thread below:
We’d love to hear your thoughts. To add a comment to our project, you will need to register at VoiceThread.com. Your comment will appear as soon as it has been approved.
Those words mean “Have a prosperous and good New Year!” Chinese New Year began January 26th on the 1st new moon of the year and celebrations will continue for 15 days until the 1st full moon. This is the year of the Ox. People born in this year are believed to be strong, patient, hard workers; they make others feel confident in themselves. They can also be stubborn…..as an Ox!
Chinese New Year is celebrated with special fireworks, parades and many family reunions. Special foods are prepared that have symbolic meaning to the Asian people. Shrimp represent happiness; a whole fish symbolizes abundance. Noodles that are uncut represent long life.
Red and gold are favorite colors for Chinese New Year and have meaning. Many people think that wearing red on that day will bring them a joyful future. During this holiday people also give each other red and gold envelopes with money in them.
At the end of the 15 days of celebration there is a special parade. A dragon appears at the end of the parade, strolling through the street. He is the symbol of strength and goodness. It is a way of wishing everyone peace and good luck for the coming year.
Blog Tamers, click on the link on the right that says “Find your Chinese Zodiac Animal”. Find the animal for the year you were born. Then come back to this site. Click on “comment” to tell what qualities you have that were listed for your animal and tell which ones you disagree with that were listed for your zodiac animal.
Photo copied from http://z.about.com/d/govancouver/1/0/U/1/-/-/ChineseNewYear.jpg
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was the first doctor to do open heart surgery, more than 100 years ago in Chicago’s Provident Hospital? He was also African American! You can read about him in your Open Court reader, right?
Here’s another African American doctor you should know…..Dr. Benjamin Carson! In 1987, he became the first doctor to operate to separate conjoined twins…and both twins lived!
Blog Tamers, click on “comment” below and write to compare and contrast these two doctors: how are they they alike and how are they different? Also, Blog Tamers, why do you think “Knowledge is Power”?
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams photo from http://www.sccpss.com/NR/rdonlyres/3B2D440E-4CA9-43C4-93B0-09612053A213/8897/DanielHaleWilliams.jpg
Dr. Benjamin Carson’s photo from: http://www4.oakland.edu/upload/images/CSA/carson.jpg
Happy New Year! We’ve had a great vacation and plenty of time for some holiday fun. Now let’s get back to some new learning adventures!
This semester our 4th grade classes will be doing some projects with computer technology. Our first project will be to learn how to blog. Blogging is a way to share your ideas by writing them on a website for others to see. People who read them can respond by “posting a comment”. That means they can add their ideas about what you wrote to the website also. This way we can communicate and share with people around the world on our computers!
So, Blog Tamers, put on your thinking caps! Here’s my first question to you…..Now that 2008 has come and gone, what was the best school activity of the year?
On January 20th President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Throngs of people visited Washington D. C. to witness the event and to celebrate this historic day. After he was sworn in, he made his inaugural address to the people of the United States to restate his plans for America and to remind Americans that there is much work to be done by all of us to lift up our country. Afterwards, there was a parade, and later that night thousands of people attended balls in celebration of the new president.
Blog tamers, why do you think it was important for Barack Obama to be president?