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Read, Right, and Run Marathon

April 7, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science

We are so proud of Rain for representing our school at the Go! St. Louis Read, Right, and Run Marathon.  Rain had to read 26 books, do 26 good deeds (right), and run 26.2 miles.  The final 1.2 miles were completed at Forest Park this past Saturday.  Here are some pictures from the event!

Rain before

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April 4, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science

Take a look at the following picture:

What if  I told you that this ordinary, boring looking rock had a surprise inside?  What do you think it could be?  I would like to send you on an internet quest to discover the treasures hidden inside this rock.  This rock is called a geode, and from the outside, it appears to be a light gray rock in a spherical shape.  However, this geode has been creating a treasure inside for millions of years.  So first, watch this video about how geodes are formed, and what it takes to find these magical rocks here:

Hunting For Geodes


Next, watch the following video about what you may find inside a geode after you crack it open:

Geode video


Now it is your turn to predict what you think the inside of the above geode will look like.  Type in a few words on the wallwisher below to describe the colors, crystals, and interior of the geode above.

We will be breaking open geodes to see what is hiding inside of them very soon!  In the meantime, check out the following website:

Back From Surgery and Jefferson City

April 4, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

March was a crazy month for our classroom.  Mrs. Heckstetter had to have surgery on her ankle and then we went on Spring Break.  We have finally started the month of April, and now have MAP testing to look forward to :) !  A few days ago the entire fourth grade travelled to Jefferson City for our field trip to visit the Missouri State Capital and the Runge Nature Center.  We had a lot of rain drop on us, but we had a great time!

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Metaphor and Simile Practice

February 6, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

Check out this fun game to review similes and metaphors:

Fling the Teacher

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Evaluate Plays

January 29, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

Some of our students wrote plays to teach us how to perform well on the evaluate test.  Here are some of the plays.







Winter Party

January 29, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageWe had a great time at our winter party!  Thank you room parents for helping out!

Good Bye Ms. Dolan

January 29, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Science


We will miss you Ms. Dolan.  Good luck at your new job!

Optical Illusions

January 28, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

Today in science class we learned how sometimes our brain can be tricked into thinking something that is not really happening.  In order for our brains to know we are moving, we have to be able to compare stationary objects to moving objects.  Here is a website with more brain tricks called optical illusions.

Optical Illusions


It Has Been a Long Time

January 27, 2014 by · No Comments · Science

We have been away from school a lot in the last month for Winter Break and for all of the snow days.  I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring!  I will be working very hard in the next week to upload pictures and video taken in the last month, as well as get the students to the lab to update their own blogs.  We are in the middle of completing our mid-year testing and haven’t had much time to make it to the lab.

Activity for December 5, 2013

December 4, 2013 by · No Comments · Science

Today we are going to focus on how we save and waste energy in our everyday lives.  First, I want you to check out the 2 following websites:

1.  Click the following link to be taken to a game about transforming energy from one form to another.  You have to put together objects to make a different kind of energy.  Energy Transformations 7

2.  Click the following link to be taken to a website where you will practice making energy for your community.  You must pay special attention to the directions because you have to create enough energy without spending too much money.

3.  Now it is time to think about your own energy use.  I want you to write at least five sentences on your blog about how well your family saves or wastes energy.  If you save energy, what do you do?  If you feel like your family wastes energy then tell my why?  What could you do to improve this situation.  You need to write a paragraph with complete sentences, capital letters, punctuation, and wonderful spelling.

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