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Yearly Archives: 2018

Book Report: The Skirt, by Gary Soto

First Name: Anna Age: 6 Book Title: The Skirt Author: Gary Soto Fiction Genres: Realistic Fiction Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The story takes place in Miata’s house and in the bus yard at Miata’s school. It was summer in their small town of Sanger, in […]

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Book Report: Skeleton Battle by Winter Morgan

First Name: Anna Age: 6 Book Title: Skeleton Battle Author: Winter Morgan Fiction Genres: Fan Fiction Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The story takes place mostly in a Minecraft world at Minecrafter’s Academy. It also takes place in the desert, jungle and nether biomes. List all […]

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Book Report: Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

First Name: Anna Age: 6 Book Title: Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth Author: Debbi Michiko Florence Fiction Genres: Mystery,Realistic Fiction Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The story takes place on Girls’ Day and Girls’ Day Eve. Girls’ Day is a Japanese holiday. The story takes place in […]

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Book Report: Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

  First Name: Anna Age: 6 Book Title: Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Queen Author: Debbi Michiko Florence Fiction Genres: Realistic Fiction Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The book takes place in Jasmine Toguchi’s house. All of her family is there, including her grandma (Obaachan). List all of the main […]

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Book Report: Disney Decendents, Wicked World

First Name: Anna Age: 6 Book Title: Disney Descendants: Wicked World Author: Disney Fiction Genres: Fairy Tale,Fantasy Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The story takes place in Auradon Prep on the Isle of the Lost. The Isle of the Lost is where Mal and Evie came […]

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Cardboard Box Creativity

Today we worked with cardboard boxes and used our imaginations to create whatever the children were inspired to create. This was inspired by a book we read the last time we had writer’s workshop. I suggested a few ideas and then they took off. We had a laptop computer, shoe box diorama, sword and shield, […]

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Collaborative Drawing

Last week I feel I redeemed myself. Maybe letting the kids decide between two projects helped? The kids chose a collabrative project. At home I printed a somewhat abstract picture of a dog. I drew a grid on the print and cut out the squares. I gave each kid a square from my print and […]

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Stick Catapults!

Well…we gave popsicle stick catapults a try. My vision for this class was to give the kids a bunch of rubberbands and popsicle sticks and tell them we would make catapults and see which design shot a pompon the farthest. The kids would break up into teams, discuss designs and work together to make a […]

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Pie Charts: for Science!

We started off by talking about pie charts and their application to science. Together, we graphed results from a survey of favorite Halloween candy we had done the previous week. Then the Electrons split off for an independent project, performing a study of their group mates and graphing the results. Some of the studies included […]

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Halloween Candy Experiments

The day after Halloween, we separated into groups and did three experiments with leftover candy. Our “Sink or float” and “floating M’s” stations were successful, but separating the oil from a Starburst via microwaving proved difficult. The electrons did seem to enjoy the independence of following written directions on their own with no other adult […]

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