January 2009

Homework: Friday, January 30

January 30, 2009

   Calendar: Cursive Reading Science FMJ To Do List: Complete 20 – 23 in your Cursive Book Complete a “Super Five” for your reading this weekend Complete research, work on your science projects Please give your FMJ to your family.  Please remind them to respond in your FMJ Check back on the website this weekend […]

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Homework: Thursday, January 29

January 29, 2009

Calendar: MM Cursive Reading Science To Do List: Complete Mad Minute Cursive: complete pages 16-19 On a sheet of binder paper, please complete a “Super Five” for what you have been reading at home: connection, questions, summary, predictions, clarifications Continue researching for your science project

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FOSS: Free and Open Source Software

January 29, 2009

I am encouraging the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) whenever possible.   If you don’t have a copy of Microsoft Office no problem, Open Office is a wonderful, powerful free office suite available for Windows, Linux or Mac.  I have also listed links for Mac and PC FOSS.  If you have a need, […]

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Homework: Wednesday, January 28

January 29, 2009

Calendar:  MM  Word Root Book  Cursive  Science  **Writing Notebook To do List: Finish MM Complete a WRB for the prefix intra = “within.  Make sure it is neat, color is used, and you use an example sentence Cursive book, pages 12-15 Research for your Science Project If you are not done with your writing assignment […]

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Student Projects Due in February

January 28, 2009

In addition, students are expected to create an audio version of a picture book. This new recording will be placed with the book in the Media Center for all Pioneer students to enjoy. This recording is due Friday, February 27.   Students are  working on creating a page or two for our class “Living Things” […]

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“Living Things” Science Projects

January 28, 2009

In class we are on week two of a large project.   Last week the students were divided into groups of 5 or 6 and given a series of products they need to create.  Some of these products involve computers and video cameras, some involve music, art, drama or photography.  All the projects involve many, […]

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Homework: Tuesday, January 27

January 28, 2009

Calendar: MM Math Science Writing To Do List: Finish MM Finish Math WS 7-8 Continue researching your biome and project for science Complete writing out the sentence starters about your two seed ideas: The SEED Idea I am choosing to write about is… I’m choosing this because… I’m also choosing this because… I want _____ […]

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Math Snacks: Improper Fractions

January 27, 2009

  I found a site full of interesting and helpful math videos.  This site was created by two teachers.  The videos on this site are similar to some of the videos students will make for their science projects and similar to the math videos I would like students to make in our class as well. […]

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How to Search Flickr.com for Pictures

January 27, 2009

One great site for pictures is flickr.com.  flickr.com has a way to search for pictures that photographers allow you to use for your work as long as you give them credit.  This is called a Creative Commons Attribution License. When you go to flickr.com, make sure you do an advanced search.  In the Advanced Search, […]

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California Outline Maps

January 27, 2009

For our science slideshows, you need to identify where in California your biome and ecosystem are and show that information graphically on a map.  I have found a helpful site with lots of different kinds of California maps.  The maps that will be most helpful to you are “outline maps” or the maps with only […]

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