April 20, 2014

Ms. Tucker

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  Here students push together two graham crackers, moistened with water where they meet. This investigation showed us how we can see fault lines on the earth’s surface, and how new structures can form (mountains, hills). Students built solid structures… [Read More...]

Weather Investigations

Last week we investigated weather, the water cycle, and asked, “what are rainbows and clouds?” Here students make a “Cloud in a Jar” and watch their rain fall.

100 Days of School

We had a fun day celebrating 100 days of school today!

Tuesday Snapshot

Every day students rotate through English Language Arts Centers. Students journal, read to others, work on handwriting, play with words. Once a week, students take a break from these centers to create and imagine at our Imagination Station. Here they… [Read More...]

Word Problems

Writing our own and figuring out word problems has been a big part of our math year. Here Mrs. Belesiotis-Votos’, Mrs. Lilly’s and Ms. Tucker’s math class create a scene for their latest word problems. They are tasked to create… [Read More...]

Model Earths

In an effort to understand plate tectonics and their role in earthquakes, students built model earths this week from salt dough. We layered red (core), orange (mantle), yellow (crust) and blue/green (oceans/continents). We then cut our models in half to… [Read More...]

Valentines and Volcanoes

  Students enjoying our Valentines Day Party!   Painting volcanoes to add to our Volcano and Earthquake Detective Book

Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type

Today some of us are performing the Reader’s Theater Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type! Hope you can make it to see your student perform. Time and place: 2:30pm in our classroom!   Josh, Aeden, Amelia, Alexa, Jordyn, Billy, Alex,… [Read More...]

Today in Science

We made our predictions:   We tested our hypotheses (click to watch videos): IMG_0581 IMG_0582 The aftermath:

Hands-On Science

Students have been learning parts of a volcano,  and different types of volcanoes: cone (Lava Butte in Oregon), composite (Mt. St. Helens) and shield (Hawaiian islands). Our early release delayed our eruptions, but students were able to build replica volcanoes… [Read More...]