Monday, December 26, 2011

Photo Card

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Verb Snowmen

Last week we learned about the different types of verbs--action, linking, and helping--, and then we made verb snowmen using Tagxedo for the bodies, and our own creativity for the rest. It was a fun, festive way to review verbs as we are launching into our study of independent clauses this week!

Simple Machines: Gallery Walk

On Friday, we continued our study on simple machines by engaging in a gallery walk.

In order to do so, however, groups of 4 students collaborated to create an informational poster on a simple machine: how it worked, how it made work easier, common examples of that particular simple machine, and other facts they felt were pertinent for others to learn about their simple machine.

Then we placed the posters all around the room, turned on classical music, and pretended to be in a museum as we walked around and took notes about all the other simple machines.

We will be using what we learned to help us when we begin designing, constructing, and testing out our own machines in the upcoming weeks.

Check out the brief, only slightly-edited, video below of our gallery walk:

Here's a closer look at the posters: