Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"Today in school Ms Scott's 4th grade class went on a skype visit and visited Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We had a great Think Tank so we were able to guess after 10 questions where they were. We learned that in school they don't learn about many places so skype helps them. We were glad that we could help them learn about Massachusetts."
Guest Blogger Caroline
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Grade 5 students in Mrs. Lantz's class have busy writing fables, fairy tales, and tall tales. This marvelous writing concluded a unit of reading in this genre.
|Students busy editing before they publish their work to google drive.|
Using the app Book Creator students published these digital books. The books can be viewed in ibooks on a tablet or iPhone.
When you see a sound symbol on a page be sure to click on it for some added fun.
|When you open the link Click on Download|
|Open in iBooks|
50 Balls One Minute by Charlie
The Runaway Royal by Emily
All of the Answers by Trent
Dinah the Stomping Dinosaur by Jessica
Friends and Foes by Nina
He Scores! by Ashely
Joe and the Insane Sickness by Kate
Lilly, Willy, and the Sun by Andrea
Prophet of Pompeii by Benny
The Beast Inside the Beauty by Maddie
Burtbilla Swats the Octopus Thing by Brandon
The Best One on One Ever by Jack R
The Bubble Gum Stabber by Callie
What Lights a Little Lightning by Spencer
When Does the Fight End by Kyle
Where the Rainbow Ends by Cooper
Why Dogs Bark by Max W.
Why Plants Grow and Die by Max R.
Why We Have Rain by Jack H.
Why Wind Has Come by Sierra
Under the Above by Natalie
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Doing research and learning new facts has always been an enjoyable experience for students. They usually can't wait to share some of the unique things they learn. Mrs. Corliss' Class recently read all about presidents. We used the app Chatterpix to create a slide show worthy of the presidents.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
"Today we are doing a Mystery skype. Our first clue: They live in the USA. Our second helps a lot. They live in the Midwest Region. So far, so good! By our third question we already know that they are in Michigan!
But to make it fair (and for fun) we are going to try to find out their town, city, maybe even school.
So far, they know our state.
Now we are trying to figure out their county. While this will be tricky, we will be able to do it.
We know they are not in Eaton, nor Jackson County. This is hard. Yes! Now we know they are north of Wayne County. We have figured out their county by now. They live in St. Clair County.
There is only two minutes left, but who knows maybe we will figure out their town and school.
We now know their town. They live in Port Huron.
The last thing we want to know is their school.
We know they don't go to Port Huron Elementary School. Maybe Cull School? Yes, we were correct!
Well, this has been fun, but our time here is over. Talk to you next time on Mrs. Klipfel's blog.com"
Written by Carys, Mystery Skype Reporter
|Answerer and Questioners are ready for the next question.|
|Runners picking up the next question.|
|Reporter and Notetakers|
|Trying to narrow down our next question.|
|Think Tank at work.|
Friday, May 2, 2014
The Spotlight is on Mrs. Murphy's Class!
Click on the links below to have these wax figures come to life.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
"Today Mrs. Kelleher's Class had a Mystery Skype. It was so exciting asking and answering the questions, but to ask the questions our Think Tank had to think hard. Ben our Note Taker was a big help to our Mystery Skype because he was listening to one of their answers and narrowed their region down to the Midwest. After that Google Mappers were making very astute observations and guesses. We had one very lucky guess and we figured out their class was in Illinois. At the end we figured out that the class we were skyping with was in 2nd grade. That's so unbelievable because they were so astute. Then we talked about our school and towns. We had so much fun Mystery Skyping!"
Written by Jaime, Reporter
Written by Jaime, Reporter
|Andrew as Notetaker helps remind us of What We Know|
Mrs. Lang has been using the app Brushes with her sixth grade students. The classes have been so excited while using this app you could hear a pin drop while they drew, redrew, changed, edited, and finalized their work. The app allows the creator to view the stages of drawing in a video format. It was exciting to watch as students shared their work via Apple TV with one another.
|Click here to see the stages of Chris' work.|
|Chris with his original version and using apple TV to share his iPad masterpiece.|
|Mrs. Lang working with Alex.|
|Students enjoying Brushes.|
|Maggie's Final Project on the iPad|