Room 16's Class Blog

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End of Year Memories

I know I haven’t been the greatest at updating this blog this year, but I wanted to share 2 videos I created showing some highlights of our 2014-2015 school year and one from the last week of school. We have had a wonderful year full of exploration, creativity, and discovery. I know these students will succeed in the future, and I look forward to watching them grow in fifth grade. Click on the links below:

End of Year Video

Last Week of School

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Text Structure Practice

Test your knowledge with this text structure quiz. Please keep in mind that the website calls a “description” text structure “spatial”.

Text Structure Practice


reading activities

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“The Day Rosa Parks Was Arrested” Podcasts

Room 16 students have been studying Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement after Dr. Martin Luther King day. We read a drama titled, “The Day Rosa Parks was Arrested”. Students chose a character from the drama to “interview” in their podcasts. Students had to ask questions and use details from the drama to show the character’s perspective of Rosa Parks being arrested. Some of the characters chosen include Rosa Parks, the bus driver in Montgomery who called the police, the arresting officers, African American bystanders, and Dr. King. Check them out below!

India

Treasure

Lucy

Jordan

Owen

Caitlyn

Israel

Maddie

Marcus

Bryan

Tyler

Chloe

Emma

Ethan

Peyton

Roni

Logan H.

Brian M.

Paige

Logan S.

Evan

Charli

Jesse

Nathan

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Playing Games!

We created board games to review facts about chapter 7: measuring matter!  Check out our pictures!

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Chapter 7 Test Review

I have found some useful websites to help prepare you for our chapter 7 test on Friday, October 31st!  Please complete these activities in order.

1.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=650

2.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=644

3.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=636

4.  http://mrsheckstettersblog.edublogs.org/?p=627

 

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Density and Lava Lamps

Today we built “lava lamps” in science class to learn about the density of different liquids.  Here is a video explaining the process if you would like to make one at home.

Lava Lamp Instructions

Here is an extension activity for layering multiple liquids.

Layering Multiple Liquids

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Ending with Pendulums and Starting with Lava Lamps!

We are in a very exciting time in science right now!  Students just completed chapter 1 and are wrapping up the unit with an experiment with pendulums!  We found a very interesting video all about pendulums and I want to share it here:

Pendulum Wave Video

Students are testing what changes the number of times a pendulum will swing in 15 seconds.  More information to come soon!

We will then begin our next unit on properties of matter.  Later this week we will build lava lamps to understand density more!  Here is quick video to give you the history of lava lamps:

Lava Lamp History

Finally, here is a fun website to visit to continue reviewing the steps of the scientific method:

Scientific Method Study Jams

 

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Posting Comments Practice

I am so happy to have you visiting our classroom blog today!  I would like you to take a minute to post a comment about how you feel about science so far this school year.

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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

We have been back to school for two days and I am already loving the learning going on!  We have spent a lot of time learning rules, checking in supplies, and getting to know each other, but we have snuck in some time for learning :). Check out the pictures above of our first engineering challenge using marshmallows and spaghetti to build towers.  We are also practicing uncorking in groups.

 

 

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Read, Right, and Run Marathon

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

Rain starting Rain after