Monday, May 21, 2018

The Science of Yanny & Laurel

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Here's the science behind the great 

YANNY vs LAUREL Debate!



Let's all just say LANNY and call it a day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ivan & The 5 Story Elements

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It sure was fun to see my students at the Ivan statue last week!
If you didn't get to go, you may want to make the trip to Tacoma this summer. 
You can hug Ivan, go to the zoo, and visit the B&I while you are in town. 




We're 2/3 of the way through The One and Only Ivan, 
and it's soooo goooood!


This week we are reviewing the 5 elements of a story,
something we learned about when writing memoirs.






Maybe this video will help explain.

WARNING: The song below will get stuck in your head for eternity.



Here is a notebook page with more information.

Click on the image and print the page. 
Then add it to your SLASH notebook!











Wednesday, May 2, 2018

PERSON-ification

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Figurative language can be found in literature and poetry.  Writers use figurative language to make their work more interesting or more dramatic than literal language which simply states facts.





So far, this year we have learned about 5 types of figurative language:

metaphor
simile
onomatopoeia
idioms

and today...

PERSONIFICATION!








Here's an example of personification in The One and Only Ivan:











Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day!

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IT'S APRIL 22...
EARTH DAY 2018!

In honor of Earth Day, here is a short video I think you will enjoy! 


Click here for more information and resources about Jane Goodall.





Here are some fun Earth Day movies, crafts, games and activities!

Readworks| Earth Day (reading passages for grades K-12)

What to Read on Earth Day (books for K-12)
 

The Lorax (original cartoon – 25 mins)
 




 

 Earth Day


By Jane Yolen 


I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.







Turn up your speakers!






Now get outside! Go for a walk! Enjoy the beautiful day!

The Lorax wants you to.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ivan - Assignment 2

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Today, we learned about mountain gorillas... 
and they are AWESOME!



(click on the images for a closer look)



Here is a great video too!


DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME





This week's RACE Reading Response:





Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Math Test Prep

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In addition to the math review test prep Class Connects, 
you may want to ...