Saturday, August 29, 2015

Counting by 7s

Sixth grade students are reading Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Counting by 7s is a SSYRA book and reading it will help students be ready for the Book Bash later this year!!!

Students will become Advice Columnists to help Willow, the main character of the book with her problems! Stay tuned for "Dear Pathy"...!

Dear Pathy,
I find it very hard to exclude people, but people don't seem to have a problem excluding me. Why am I always left out? #Countingby7s #NoExclusions

Shunned and Confused

Dear Pathy,
I LOVE the number 7! Why do I have this weird connection to this beautiful number? How will this obsession with the number 7 guide me in my life??? #SevenObsession #Countingby7s

OBSESSED WITH SEVEN and other things...

Dear Pathy,
So it appears that I am "Highly Gifted". "It's possible that all labels are curses. Unless they are on cleaning products." Do you agree with me? Why must we label people? Are there any advantages to this? What are the disadvantages that YOU can think of?  Because I can think of many... #Countingby7s #LabelsAreCurses

"Highly Gifted"

Dear Pathy,
I am named for a tree. Why would my parents name me after a "cold-climate tree"? What do I have in common with this tree???  #Countingby7s #WillowTree

Willow Tree

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

1st and 2nd Grade Winnie the Pooh Wordles

Students read about how Kanga and Baby Roo came to live in the Hundred Acre Woods.  They chose important or intriguing words as they read to create the beautiful Wordles below.  Making a Wordle of weekly spelling words would be a fun way to study!





Avrey and Julia





Monday, February 10, 2014

4th Grade Pathfinders...The Water-Horse of Barra

Students read and discussed this Scottish folktale.  See answers to questions from our Shared-Inquiry Discussion:

Why do you think the water-horse becomes understanding and unselfish after working for a year and a day on the farm?

Michael Z.
The girl wants to teach the water horse a lesson because no matter how much you love someone
you cant demand to marry them and take them to your home they probably wouldn't like, like the bottom of a loch.
The girl also loved the horse but she knew there is a lesson to be learned. So the girl went to ask
for help from the cows and the cows and one cow said take my cow halter and place it on the horse and as long as it is on him he will be in your power.

Why does the girl want to teach the water-horse a "lesson"?

Luiz N.
She wants to teach him a lesson because when he asked her he had selfishness in his eyes. The cow tells her to put this halter on his neck so he will stay a horse. When she does that he was in her control. She made him work for her father. After one year and one day he grew unselfish. A wise man told her when she hears a cuckoo sound bring the horse to him. After the year and day she heard it and took the horse to him. He had a potion and told her to take off the cow halter. So she did and the wise man asked "I made a potion of honey and the juices of seven times seven herbs. He also asked drink this potion and become a man or go to tir-nan-og you are still free to. He chose to a man and marry the women he liked. They then lived for a long time in barra happily together.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Today in GSP

What we did in GSP...We watched the Watsons go to Birmingham. It was a very good movie. We did a anti-bullying key chains and pins so people everywhere will know not to bully.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

5th grade pathfinders

Today in pathfinders we started Common Craft. That is when you have a subject that you read, and study about and film pictures in order in the time that it happened. Also you can have somebody reading a script. We started all of ours today based on black history month. It was a great idea that tied in with the month. We had all types of people that made a huge impact on our world today, such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Nelson Mandela.

We have started the pictures and finished the script. We had a lot of fun and will continue with the fabulous project next week!!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


We had a long break before coming back to school. But now we are back to school! Today in pathfinders we talked about the Sabal Expectations. We also wrote our progress report. But the most fun thing we did today was  something called STEAM. The S stands for SCIENCE, the T stands for TECHNOLOGY, the E stands for ENGINEERING,

the A stands ART, and the M stands for  MATH!!!!  Jakob and I  were at the SCIENCE station!

We were learning about volcanoes. We are doing a poster on volcanoes too. Not just learning about them. Another kid named Paul helped Jakob and I do our poster too. But he also is working on his. I collected some facts today. For example, one the facts is ''the danger area around a volcano covers about a 20 mile radius."

I had a great day at Pathfinders today!
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

4th Grade O.R.E.O. Project

We participated in the O.R.E.O. Project again this year with Projects by Jen.  Students stacked Oreos to see how high they could get.  We found the mean, median, mode, and range of the data.

We also made sculptures when we finished the math!