Tuesday, March 24, 2015

VBQ Assignment: Lion Pride


So far this year, we've learned a lot about answering text based questions. You are all professionals when it comes to restating and answering the questions, citing information and explaining your responses by quoting directly from the text. Well done!

Now let's take what we know and apply it to video based questions! Click here for a printable version of this week's assignment... Wild Inside the National Zoo: Lion Pride.

Watch the following video as many times as you need to. Pause it and rewind if necessary! Listen and take notes, so that you can answer the above questions completely. For 4 and 5, remember to cite the video with quotes!

For help with the written response questions, you can use this modified version of the RACE method.

Please send me your completed assignment before Friday.


Monday, March 23, 2015

How NOT to Take a Math Test


Hey kids!

In honor of the state assessments coming up in April and May, I thought you might get a kick out of these silly math answers...

Hee hee.

Thank you for taking your tests seriously.  I'm proud of you.

Happy testing!

Your fan,

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Emerald Isle



St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the globe to honor the patron saint of Ireland. To celebrate this holiday, do as the Irish would do...  dance a jig, speak in your best Irish brogue and learn something new about The Emerald Isle.

Visit the websites below for information about Ireland or St. Patrick's Day. What is the most interesting fact you learned? Type it in the comment box to share with the class! Try to find a fact that none of your classmates have already written.

"May your thoughts be as glad as shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long."

Find fun St. Patrick's Day activities here!

Erin Go Bragh!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Punday


Bethany sent me this cheesy (and very cute) pun.

Hee hee. That is toadally punny.

Thanks Beth!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

3.1415... It's Pi Day!


Today, March 14, is Pi Day.

...and by Pi, I mean Pi (as in the math kind of Pi).

However, if you want to eat pie on Pi day, that's okay with me!

In fact, I think you should start the day with a pancake pie.

Have pot pie for lunch.

Order a pizza pie for dinner.

Then go straight for the chocolate cream pie.

But that's just me.

So, what is Pi?

This year, Pi Day is extra, extremely special. Because Pi Day falls on 3/14/15, it matches up with the first four numbers that follow the decimal point - 3.1415 - marking a once-in-a-lifetime coincidence.
Here are a few fun Pi Day resources:
Pi Day at the Exploratorium
Scholastic Pie Day Fun
How to Celebrate Pi Day
Mrs. Highley's Class
Make a Pi Necklace
Celebrate the Circle 
Pi Day Around the World

Students enjoying Pi Day at Western Connecticut State University.

Seriously, celebrating Pi Day is as easy as 3.141592653.

Have fun!