Monday, April 25, 2016

Enrichment: Landforms

Go to Google Earth or Google Earth Satellite.  We may have to play around with the settings depending on the computer.  Find the McMurdo Station in Antarctica.  Take a screenshot of what you find and then place it on the blog!  For example, this is the picture that I took of the McMurdo Station.

Then find one more landform from this list: mountains, plains, plateaus, mesas, buttes deserts, deltas, islands, peninsulas, basins, canyons, valleys, bays, streams, gulfs, straits, canals, seas, boundaries, cities, highways, roads, and railroads.

For example, I googled canyons, then found  this link and then found this picture of a canyon.

See what you can see/find!  Good luck - write about what you find.  See you at the edge!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Missing Alex While She is in Europe...

Alex is in Europe for the next 2 weeks.  She is writing to us through a google slides journal - pictures, details, questions - awesome! We enjoy reading about her travels, learning about the things that she is learning and seeing her having a great time with her family.

Here is a place for her peers to write.  Alex wants to know what is going on during the day, she doesn't want to miss out on anything.  What can you share with her?  You know that she loves details.  Please keep her up to date with our class.

When you write, please include the date and only your first name!  See you at the edge!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Social Studies Writing: Create Your Own Product

Pretend you are like Willy Wonka - the inventor of many delicious chocolate creations or Evan from Lemonade Wars.  They are producers.  These type of people create new products to help increase the economy as well as employee people in order to increase the standard of living.

Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to create a product to sell.  Be sure to set your price and then persuade Mrs. Belinda to buy your product.  Remember that Mrs Belinda likes vocabulary (especially vocabulary from the Economics Task Cards).  The better the vocabulary the more likely she will be to purchase your product.

Write your persuasive essay on Google Docs.  You may include pictures.  You may use your imagination.  You must have at least 3 paragraphs.  Remember that your customer is Mrs. Belinda.  See you at the edge.

Enrichment: Natural Resources

Natural resources are things from the environment that are useful to people.  Renewable resources can be replaced in a short period of time.  Enjoy reading the acrostics that the 3rd graders created using the letters to describe the word RENEWABLE.

See you at the edge!