8/9s Update – June 9, 2017

On Friday,  the 8/9s experimented with the “speech to text” software on our iPads. Here are their newsletter entries that we produced with the program, Dragon Dictate. They have done so well writing about their experiences each week. We are proud to share them with you!

Getting Ready for Field Day

This week in skills we practiced for field day. First we did some relay races. Then we played games. In one game there are two sides with four teams. Then when Dan says go one side runs to the other side to tag the hands of everyone on the other side. Then you keep doing that until dances stop. Next week on field day, we will be ready for the relay races and games.

The Mass Extintcion of Ice Age Megabeasts

This week our class wrote paragraphs about the mass extinction of ice age megabeasts. The megabeast extinction was at the end of the Ice Age. It was when all the ice melted and there were little patches of ice left. The paragraphs were six sentences long. Our paragraphs included a topic sentence, two reasons, and two examples. We also we had to do a conclusion sentence.

The Short-faced Bear

This week we watched a video about the giant short faced bear. The short faced bear was over 6 feet tall on all fours. It was over 11 feet tall on its two back legs. We answered questions in our notebooks. The giant short faced bear was one of the last Ice Age Megabeasts to go extinct.

Opening Statements for Our News Report

This week we recorded opening statements about Hatchet. We also made art for the recording. There was a piece of art for each student to create. Will made a banner that said the Downtown School on it. Cian did a sign that said the 8/9s. Kelley did a picture of Harry Frog Studios and Matthew did the same. Everyone got to say a line about the book Hatchet for our final project.


8/9s Update – May 19, 2017

Hey everybody, Check out what we are doing at school this week! Frisbee Golf at Hunter Park Stop Motion Animation Workshop with Kristin Beavor Fairy Houses at Makers Town Meeting Fun with Fractions in the Classroom Making Fresh Salsa for TDS Family Dinner Basketball Interviews for our News Report Project         Continue Reading

8/9s Update – May 12, 2017

Hi families! This week we did Math in the garden. We were measuring the perimeter of the garden. Then we choose three garden beds to measure. Some of us used garden stakes to measure. Most of the garden stakes were five feet long. After math, we had lunch in the garden. It was awesome! Math… Continue Reading

The 8/9s Update – March 31, 2017

Hello families! The 8/9s have been extremely productive lately! We have been working hard on an exciting new project in science and social studies. In math, we are learning to compare time settings on a digital and analog clocks. We are very close to finishing our chapter book, Hatchet by Gary Paulson. And that’s just the tip of the… Continue Reading

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