Our class has been learning about the revolution that early humans went through to move out of the paleolithic period and into the neolithic period. In other words, from a lifestyle as hunter-gatherers to one of farmers. Here's one of our recent projects.
B: Billions of bustling bumblebees buy balloons.
C: Cussing cats confuse candy corn.
D: Dangerous divine donkeys dance dizzily.
F: Four fat flat flaps farted.
G: Golden goose got good goodies.
H: Hannah holds Holden's hand by the hollering city.
J: Jolly Johnson Jumped George Junior.
K: Keeper Kangaroos Keep Keaton Quiet.
L: Lazy Lacie Loves Lazy Losers.
M: Minni Mouse mimics Mickey Mouse.
N: Normal Norman nodded knowing gnats.
P: Parakeets poop poisonous pineapples purposely.
Q: Questioning queen quacking quails' quotes.
R: Rapid rattles rattled rapidly roughly.
S: Sydney Speirs says silly stuff.
T: Taelore traps turtles in the turquoise toilet.
V: Vile villains vacuum very vigorously.
W: Willy Wonka wishes for Wonkenstein wheels.
X: Extra extremely explanatory extraordinary fox
Y: Young youngsters yodle at yellow yaks.
Z: Zany zebras zap zingy zingers.
Do we have our countries freedom and blessings because of one persons thought or many? I think that we can learn from other people’s thoughts to expand ours.
Each and everyone one of us could become much closer friends if we combine and share our thoughts with each other. If the teacher’s only heard one student in their classroom share their opinion day after day don’t you think that would just be plain boring? Wouldn’t you think it would be easier for all of the teacher’s out in this world to teach students if each and everyone one of their students is participating?
Have you ever heard a piano play? Well if you have wouldn’t you think playing lots of notes instead of one note would sound and be so much better? It’s just like a classroom full of students. All of the students in this world should be able to participate in their classrooms and feel like they are able to share their thoughts with confidence.
I think that the classroom would change when every member is willing to share his or her thoughts, ideas, and personality with the entire class daily because you might get to know and understand them better.
If a shy person would not talk much then this would help them communicate better with each other. Everyone would get to know them better and create new friends. So when you share your thoughts in the classroom it will help other people not just you.
Next time your in class share your thoughts and ideas with the class. It's not going to hurt you. It's going to help you. I know I'm going to share my thoughts next time in class. That's why we're here anyway.
Our 6th grade had the opportunity to come together and learn how to unite at this year's 6th Grade Unity Conference. Here's a video montage of our time together.
Check out our beautiful Tagxedo word art. Each of us has included descriptive words all about who we are. Take some time to look around.
No school? No problem. That's what most students might think. This past week, our class learned about the Chicago Teachers' Strike and came up with our own ideas about whether or not going on strike was the right thing to do.
Here are this week's winners of the "Weekly Blog Challenge."
On September tenth Chicago teachers went on strike demanding a
raise. Last year the mayor denied them a raise he had already promised them.
This is what happened. They went on strike partly because they were being asked to work extra hours without a reasonable pay raise. The mayor wanted them to continue working while they adjusted the contract. I think he was trying to do this so they would be working on grading and other things and would not be able to negotiate properly. I think the teachers were right to have gone on strike. The mayor treated them unfairly. He should have given
them the raise last year and given them a higher raise forworking extra
Who are the real losers if the Chicago teachers go on strike? The
children are! If the Chicago public school teachers go on strike, who's going to
teach the children? The children will have to go to Charter Schools, Private
Schools, and Parochial Schools. But all the children can't get in immediately;
there aren't enough schools which will take time away from their learning. Those schools are going to be higher priced, too. The public schools can't afford a 30% raise that the teachers are demanding.
If the Union has their way, then the teachers who were laid off are the first to get hired as teachers again. This leaves the principal no choice but to hire the worst teachers over the best. This affects the children.
With all of the children going to different schools, the teachers
will have no job to come back to. If they were to get the raise they wanted, the district would have to cut out schools, which would reduce teaching positions and cause more teacher layoffs. For all of these reasons, I am against the strike.
In Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg attempts to circumnavigate the globe in a little under three months, and succeeds . . . by one day.
On August 27, 2012 our class of 30 6th graders was introduced to Twitter, and we attempted to best Phileas Fogg by seeing how far one tweet could travel in 24 hours.
It started in Idaho Falls, Idaho and took flight. As the locations started to file into our Twitter feed, we decided to chart each stop with pushpins on a map of the United States.
We soon realized that we were going to need a much larger map. Our tweet quickly traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom. From there, it made it to Germany and Finland. After a short stop in Jerusalem, our class' tweet headed south to Africa and then east to countries in Asia. We were all very surprised when we discovered that our tweet made it to Hong Kong, China because we had learned that China has a firm control over the media that goes in and out of the country.
Surprisingly, our tweet became very popular along the east coast of Australia and throughout New Zealand. No tour of the world would be complete without a stop in Hawai'i. That's just what our tweet did. Back to the United States we came thanks to some friends in California.
By the time that our 24 hours were up, we had done what Jules Verne could only write about. What we didn't expect was for our tweet to keep going. Almost one week later, we are still being sent new locations from around the world. If this gets to you, leave a comment with your location too. We will include a pin just for you on our classroom map.
Over the course of our first week of school, we all contributed to this interactive timeline. It shows some key events from the 30 lives that converge inside our classroom. To make this, we used the website Dipity.com.
We are very proud of the work, and find it interesting to see what one another was doing at the same time that we were all growing up.
We were given the challenge to craft one sentence that an author might write about each of us if he or she were telling the world about who we are. This video is a montage showing just that. This was inspired by author, Daniel Pink.