Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Think I'm Related to Bigfoot

I Think I'm Related to Bigfoot Poetry4kids 

Student's read the title,"Your related to Bigfoot?" (How cute is that?"  

  • They copied the poem from our blog and pasted in Voice Memo

  • Made 3 recordings, and kept the best piece

  • Shared with a partner or the whole group, next step is to select "Your favorite"

A Funny Bigfoot Poem for Kids
I think I'm related to Bigfoot,
though nothing has ever been proved.
I sort of suspect he's a cousin,
just seven or eight times removed.

It's not that I'm apelike or hairy.
It isn't the size of my feet.
It's more on account of my family.
We're all fairly far from petite.

My sister is kind of a Bigmouth.
My brother could go by Bigsmelly.
My mother is known for her Bighair.
My father? You guessed it: Bigbelly.

And as for myself, I'm attractive.
You might even call me a cutie,
except for one obvious feature...
my family all call me Bigbootie.
--> --Kenn Nesbitt

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. , I Have a Dream Speech Shortened Version
Martin's Big Words (Video)    Our class is revisiting Martin Luther King, Jr's life.
I have a dream today
Located hereMy Dreams
Students wrote: 

Everyone will all join hands together and help each other and no more violence. Jay

I have a dream that one day God will hold us in his hands and hope for the best. Tayen

Everyone will be friends and that people won't be judged by their skills, but by the kindness in peoples hearts. Akasha

I have a dream that one day nobody will be judged by how they look. Ava

I have a dream that one day black people can do the sames as white people. And all be equal. Nathen.  

Everybody will care for each other and help each other when it's needed. Coleton

I have a dream that one day people will think peace and not war. Travis

I have a dream that one day that all  over the world  will love each other. Brady 

I have a dream that one day that there will be no hatred or violence and we will all be kind to each other. Levi

That black and white will get along and people will think peace and not war. Brenten

I have a dream that one day we can not use violence and we should all be equal. Hunter

That Veterans will come home and the war will stop. Kaiden

We all stand together and hold hands as equals and know that we are all God's children. And were born equally. Alexis 

The world will be peaceful and  and slave free. No anger, violence or sadness to our world. Timothy

I have a dream that one day words won't be used for hatred but for kindness and respect. Frieda

There will be freedom in the country from fighting and violence. Marvin

People wouldn't care what their skin color is or how they look and be treated fairly. Kylie
  Our nation will be complete without anger or sadness but happiness. Aiyana

Evil will be gone and everyone in our nation will get along and will not judge people on the outside, but the inside. Xinnia

Monday, January 21, 2013

Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech 2013

Students analyzed the Inaugural Address:
  • Major Themes
  •  History
  • Famous Quotations
  •  Did he mention?
Stated Goals
Health Care
Economic Recovery

Brarack Obama's Address

Inaugural Address Analysis

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Division Steps

Divsion Terms Terms
Division Steps         Basic Division Video
Does McDonalds Serve Burgers?
1) Divide
2) Multiply
3) Subtract
4) Bring Down
Heard from students, "Once you get to know it; it's fun!" 
"I wish you would have taught us sooner."
"It's fun!" 
Can I stay after school to do this?
My hand is getting sweaty.
"I think this one has a remainder."  Long Division with Remainder Video
Steps in Dividing from Pinterest
Free Posters

I'm setting up the division problem.

What helped? Knowing the multiplication.

Monday, January 14, 2013

7.5 Strikes Southeast Alaska and a 7.7 Earthquake hits Canada British Columbia

January 14, 2013 This was surprising to geologists and seismologists who have seen little activity in the area in recent years, much less activity on such a large scale. Aftershocks continue southeast alaska more week after 75-quake


7-5-magnitude earthquake strikes Southeast Alaska on January 5, 2013

 Another Earthquake

‘It shook everything’: Tsunami warning lifted after 7.7-magnitude quake rocks B.C. on October 27, 201. The earthquake was just 164 miles south of Metlakatla, Ak ;Tsunami Warnings Issued

Real-Time Earthquakes

Geophysical Institute 

Writing in Process
Ring of Fire

Tsunami 101

Magnitude-7.7 quake strikes off western Canada
Referred from NWCN
Aftershocks Continue to Hit

7.7 magnitude quake hits Canada's British Columbia Recent Quake. Masset is 163 miles away.   Earthquake-101

There were no significant injuries or damage. This was the largest earthquake for the region since 1949 when a 8.1 earthquake occurred.

50 aftershocks   Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 08:04:10 PM at epicenter

The largest recorded tsunami was a wave 1720 feet tall in Lituya Bay, Alaska
Lituya Bay Today

See the ring of fire?
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive tsunami was expected from the quake but the West Coast-Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for coastal sections of British Columbia and Alaska.

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center



Sunday, January 13, 2013

Folk Tales

 Folk Tales   See Mrs. Brooks Pinterest Folk Tales
The Four Dragons
A Chinese Tale China Folk Tales 
Once upon a time, there were no rivers and lakes on earth, but only the Eastern Sea, in which lived four dragons: the Long Dragon, the Yellow Dragon, the Black Dragon and the Pearl Dragon. 
World of Tales 
Stories for children, folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world
Please note: not every story in this site is appropriate for all ages of children. It is recommended that responsible grownups preview the tales before sharing them with children.

Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World 

Folk tales from many countries grouped by the themes of beauty, brotherly love, cleverness, disobedience, greed, happiness, love, lying, patience, and helping people.
Stories, Legends, Folktales 
Draw a Dragon


Travel to China
How to make a Dragon

 Folk Planning

Friday, January 11, 2013

Killer Whales Race For Survival

CBS News

How To . . . Clean an Outhouse

Photo from the Capital City Weekly

"How-to-writing is perhaps the simplest, most common kind of expository writing." Ralph Fletcher

Students brainstormed what they would need to clean an outhouse.

Then, wrote a step by step piece.

First, Pull up you sleeves, gloves on your hands, a bucket, scrubbing brush, and clorox

Then, lift the lid and scrub inside to clean the toilet. Then you scrub with clorox.

Finally, fill the bucket with water, get a freshener. Then check if it's all clean.  Timothy

 Finale: Read directions on "How to" use chopsticks. They used chopsticks to eat rice.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Pandas: We learned a giant panda has an insatiable appetite for bamboo. It eats for a full 12 out of every 24 hours. There are only about 1,000 giant pandas left in the wild! The Panda. Giant pandas live in zoos in China, the United States, Mexico, Japan, Germany and North Korea. National Geo Giant Pandas

ZooBooks Virtual Zoo

Pinterest Origami Panda Ideas

Perfect Pandas


NG Kids News

 How to use chopsticks