Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Hi from FETC! The Florida Educational Technology Conference has left me inspired and eager to incorporate fresh ideas into our curriculum. 

Next Friday, 5th grade will use Big Huge Labs to create Explorer Trading Cards based on their learning from each other's Exploration Log Projects. Here's an example:

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities

We've missed you! Unfortunately, our recent photos are gone, so here's a little bit of what we've been up to lately.

Third grade read about housing, jobs, recreation, and transportation in rural and urban communities. Students worked in pairs to glean information to record on the class' color-coded venn diagram. The children then created these dioramas of each of the three communities. Ultimately, the class decided that there are many positive aspects about living in both rural and urban areas, in addition to the suburban communities that they are familiar with. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Whats going on in...

Third Grade

Third grade continues to research their wonders this month:
Great Wall of China
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Niagara Falls

Third grade creating landform mini booklets:

Third graders playing a landform pictures memory grade: 

Fourth Grade

Fourth grade's manufacturing experience in Hershey, Pennsylvania during their study of the Northeast Region

Fifth Grade

Fifth grade becoming underwater archaeologists to learn about exploration to the New World

Divers swimming from the sunken ship to their research boat
Swimming to pick up artifacts such as an astroglobe and tobacco from the ship
Learning why these artifacts were important to explorers

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Welcome Back! Wonders Research & Climate Review

Wonders of the World Initial Research

3rd grade
5th Grade

Third Grade Reviewing Climate

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