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It’s Electric! March 6, 2011

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We have moved on to learning about electricity in science.  What is electricity?  How does it work?  Is there a difference between static electricity and current electricity?  If I wanted to build an electric circuit, how would I do that?  Tell me what you know about electricity this week and be sure to answer all of my questions!  Also, be sure to comment on a friends post.

Mrs. D

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World War 1 February 6, 2011

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This week I want you all to think about the secret alliances during The Great War.  I want you to imagine what it would be like to be a child in Russia when you find out that Archduke Ferdinand has been assassinated and now you realize that Russia has an alliance with Serbia.  Why is it important that Russia has an alliance with Serbia and how would you feel about that alliance?   What were the countries that were brought into the war on the side of Serbia?

 

Periodic Puns!!!! Can you figure these out? January 22, 2011

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Ok, Class – this week you are going to have to THINK (I know it is painful) to solve these riddles!  Let’s see how many we can solve as a class.  I have to say I am a little stumped on some of them, but use the periodic table as a guide.  Post your answer to some of the puns.

For example –

1. What you do with a wrinkled shirt – the answer is IRON, which is an element on the periodic table, but also answers the riddle!

1. What you do in a play
2. What you do to a wrinkled shirt
3. “Tasty” part of your mouth
4. Someone who likes to start fires
5. Superman’s weakness
6. Your brother or mine
7. Extinct
8. Imitation diamond
9. A type of flower
10. Las Vegas lights
11. Police
12. Golden State
13. Name of a goofy convict
14. Mr. Mony’s enemy
15. What you do to flowers
16. What you did to ripped jeans
17. A “prize” element
18. A very smart person
19. Person from the big blue planet
20. A fur seller

 

Our Blog Made the List!!!! December 12, 2010

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Our blog was listed as one of the TOP 100 Education Blogs!  How cool is that!  Visit this site and see our blog listed under the elementary section!  I am so excited for you all and all of your hard work to make a Top 100 list!  Why do you think our class made the list and what do you think we could do to improve our blog so that we make future lists!    Visit some of the other classes on the Top 100 list and leave comments on their blog congratulating them for making the list.  Then come back and comment on our blog about what you think we could do to improve our blog.  Be specific in your posts back to me so that we can incorporate the ideas!

Mrs. D

 

Quick break from blogging challenge October 11, 2010

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We are going to take a quick break from our blogging challenge!  I know we have finished science and are moving on to Social Studies, but I want you to use all that you know about Organisms and organs to perform virtual surgery!  Click on the link below and head off to be a surgeon.  Come back and post what you thought of knee surgery and post what organ systems were involved in your surgery.  Be sure that you mention more than one organ system, because multiple organ systems are impacted by surgery!  Remember to post your thoughts and reply to a friends comments!!!!!!!  Your answers and comments should be about 5 sentences each – if not more! 🙂

http://www.edheads.org/activities/knee/