February 28, 2014

Five for Friday the Last in February

FIRST... The snowflake craftivity that we started forever ago is finally done. They are beautiful!!!
SECOND... My Side of the Mountain is DONE!!! The sixers created trioramas to depict their favorite scene and wrote a one paragraph book review. These will be displayed in the elementary library for all to enjoy.
THIRD... The eighth graders completed their unit on Informational Text Structures by writing a magazine full of articles depicting the various structures. This activity was inspired by a lesson featured at Teaching with a Mountain View. These turned out FANTASTIC!!! 
FOURTH... The sixers and I spent one afternoon mining for ore, chocolate chip ore, that is. We are learning about minerals (rock cycle) and the impact human usage has on our environment. What a fun lesson!
FIFTH... I put in a five day week, the first since early December. I am TIRED, and I'm not the only one! LOL!

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  1. I love your video to showcase your Five for Friday! I need to experiments with creating videos like this of my own. What program do you use?
    Your kids' snowflakes look great!

    Seconds at the Beach

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! The program that I use to make videos is called PhotoStory 3 for Windows. It's a small freeware program that you can download directly from Microsoft. Simple to use, it does a quick job! My sixers even learn how to use it.

      Have a great week!

  2. The first five day week since Christmas?! Amazing! It finally rained in California. The kids were shocked!

    LOVED the video. I always love seeing what you are doing... however, I do have a sudden interest in chocolate chip cookies... Happy weekend!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. OH my gosh, speaking of cookies.... Did you know that when you smash and mash chocolate chip cookies, they exude odor throughout a school hallway? We had every kid on the second floor stopping and sniffing at our doorway... TOO funny!

      Enjoy your week, dear bloggy friend!

  3. What a fun week! The trioramas and snowflakes are adorable! The chocolate chip cookie idea sounds fun! The fifth grade class next door was doing something in science with Oreo cookies yesterday, but I never did figure out what it was. I need to remember to ask...

    1. YUM, Oreo cookies! I would REALLY be a hit with my sixers then! LOL! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! Good luck with your craftivity giveaway!

      Have a super week!


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