Student News: April 8, 2005

by the Scholars of Room 208

This week we did Snapshots. Mr. S. hooked up his laptop to the t.v. and got a [photograph] of a boy and a girl in the woods. We had to get out our Learnals and write what we see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. Then we went on to a rough draft and put our notes into a certain sequence of order of our choice. Then, we looked at the t.v. one more time to see if there was anything we wanted to add. These are Snapshots that will be on the web soon! To know what we're talking about, read 2 weeks ago.

Also this week we have done Readers' Theater. There are four different groups, "Don't Wake the Mummy," "Louhi, the Witch of the North Farm," "Click Clack Moo --Cows That Type," and "The Legend of Lightning Larry." Readers' Theater is when you have a script with you, and you don't move around a lot. It's basically reading from a script, that you don't have to memorize. The people in the groups have been working really hard, so they can perform well to the other multi-age students. We've been having a log to of fun doing this.

We [also] did Native American packets. We learned a lot of stuff, like, boys learn skills of a hunter while girls clean and preserve the meat and they made cooking utensils out of wood or bark. They used a large dip net attached to a large pole to fish. We got all these facts by reading a book called, Daily Life in the Penobscot Tribe.

Finally, the 3rd graders made Fraction Kits in Math. Fraction kits are: where you rip construction paper up into fractions. The fractions that we made are: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16. When we were done we played games. The games were called: Uncover and Cover-Up. This is how you play Cover-Up: you get a die that has fractions on it and your roll a die and whatever fraction it is you put that fraction on the whole. Whoever gets the whole covered first wins. This is how you play Uncover: you get a die and then you put 2/2 to cover the whole and then you can trade or roll the die. Whoever gets their whole uncovered first wins the game.

Posted: Fri - April 8, 2005 at 06:27 PM