We are excited to announce that students in room 209 have started their student blogs. View the links on the right to click to your favorite student blogger. I hope you will come back often to see what our bloggers are thinking and writing about this year. And please don’t forget, we love comments. Let’s get a blogging conversation going!
This month we have been reading and writing about slavery for our inquiry unit. We read about slaves and we wrote what we learned about them. We used a website to do our research. We had a 3 T-chart. One section had new learning another had question and the last one had reflection. We read about the house conditions, the punishments, how they escaped, and Harriet Tubman. We learned a lot of things. We also Wrote a slave narrative. We pretended we used to be slaves and wrote about ourself. We made up a story about ourselves and we put some real information in it! We had a lot of fun doing that! There was four sections to it. One was Life As A Slave, another was My Escape, and the last two were Reaching Freedom and The Civl War. The last thing we did was we presented our work.
We also read a book about slavery. We took information from a book, wrote it down, and put it into a presentation. We had presentation words we wanted to use. Each table had different subjects and presented it to the class. We talked about what we learned, taught new things to the class,on a chart we wrote things the other tables taught us, we asked a lot of questions, and we had a lot of fun!! We loved the subject and everything about it!!
You can read our slave narratives by visiting this link: Tell the Story: Slave Narratives written by Mrs. Rosenquist’s 3rd Grade.
Our class learned how to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a website our class uses for our work.You have many things you can do to pick from on Google Drive. We started to create a slide show, it is about our favorite book we read at independent reading. There is three slides. We wrote the tittle, why we like it, and we made a bubble map for the main character. We put all our slides together and made one slide in all. It looks really cool. Please view the video.
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF OUR SLIDE SHOW!
Have you read any of these books?
What are your favorite fiction books?
Can you solve our multiplication story problems? We used Google presentation to create our math stories.
My class learned how to use Google Docs let me tell you how.
Three of Mr. St Pierre’s 5th grade students, Michela, Shannon, and Matt, taught us how so let me tell you how.First click the create or new button.Then click document,or slides.After that you start typing.If you have an account you can click share.If you want a picture you can click (for beginners) search.Now lets see if you’re ready with a quiz. Number one how do you make a slide or document? Number two how do you get a picture?
If you want to answer the questions do a comment.
Have you ever used Google Docs?
Blog post written by Cassie, T.J. and Emeli
Today we skyped with Kate Messner. Kate gave us a sneak peek of her new books coming out next year. We asked some questions. And we got to talk to her. She said it took her 14 drafts to write Marty McGuire! Kate says she keeps 7 different writers notebooks. She would even bring her notebook if she is camping.
When we Skype we have different jobs – speakers, greeter, bloggers, news recorders, photographers and videographers. When you speak you have to be confident, speak loud and clear and remember to slow down your speech.
Watch a short video clip from our skype. Kate answers Hannah’s question, “Do you have anyone help you with your writing?”
Or you can watch on Vimeo.
Kate Messner Skype from Debra Rosenquist on Vimeo.
Photographers: Griffin & Ariana
Videographers: Yaneliz & Ariah
Thank you to Kate Messner for Skyping with our class today!
What was your favorite part of our Skype session?
What was the most interesting thing you learned about Kate?
This week we celebrated International Dot Day! We read the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The book celebrates courage and creativity.
We made our own dots on fabric. We used colored sharpie markers. Then we dropped rubbing alcohol on them. It spread the color all over the fabric.
We Skyped with Mrs. Morgan’s class. They live in Ft. Worth, Texas. We read the book together.
So, make your mark…and see where it takes you!
Have you read this book?
How did you celebrate Dot Day?