Yesterday I read through your exciting Thanksgiving moments. I’m glad many of you enjoyed shopping, spending time with ‘ohana, and most of all…eating lots and lots of food. This morning your kuleana is to read at two postings in yesterday’s blog. Then write a comment to those two postings or replies. Also notice if they wrote two compound sentences. If they wrote two compound sentences, then give them a glow or star comment. If they didn’t write two compound sentences, then give them a grow or cloud comment. Point out areas that they can improve on in writing compound sentences.
I bet you have a lot of stories to share about your long and enjoyable weekend. In the reply box, write two compound sentences about your Thanksgiving weekend. Then work on Practice Counts-day 17 and 18. This sheet is in your mailbox.
After you’ve answered the survey question on the white board, continue your browse of lexile.com. I love the way lexile.com provides a huge list of books at our “just right” reading level. In addition to providing “just right” books at our reading level, we can also select categories of our interests. That’s SO cool!! Did you find any interesting books that you want to run to the library and check out right now?
Please choose 1 of the books on your lexile list. In the reply box, provide the title, author, and lexile level.
This is Geography Week!! As we continue our exploration of all things Geography, Please read the information below and watch the video. Don’t forget to post a reply. Then log in to Edmodo, and check out the awesome task I have for you in Geography. We are collaborating with 4B, so this is why we’re using Edmodo.
U.S. Crushes 6 Tons of Seized Ivory to Save Elephants
In our research about Coltan and its effects on Humans and Gorillas, we began a discussion in poaching. We learned that poaching is illegal hunting of wild life. We also learned that illegal means against the law. In class we talked about elephants being poached for their ivory. Their ivory or tusks are valuable to people around the world. In a National Geographic article we learned how “blood ivory” was an issue in our world.
Check out this video I found on the National Geographic website!! Its a powerful message of how people are “taking action” and making a positive change to save our wild life.
In the reply box, use the signal phrase I think.. and share your thoughts.
As we continue our class reading of Ivan in the book “The one and only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate, we are learning some interesting facts about Mountain Gorillas. Yesterday I shared a video about how Silverback Gorilla’s habits are being destroyed. Here’s another video about Coltan and Ivan ‘ohana, the mountain gorillas.
In the reply box, write a question that you may have after watching yesterday’s and today’s video. Then let’s discuss those questions for further research.