Today we researched how the gold rush began and how the nation caught gold fever. We decided to show our learning by putting together a timeline. Ask us what we found out!
We got to explore energy this morning during an exciting visit from COSI on wheels. Ask us what we learned!
Today we kicked off our last unit of the year: the California Gold Rush! To start, we used our reading skills to infer, question, and comment on several pictures in the "gold rush gallery." Ask us what we saw!
Today we celebrated Samantha's 9th birthday. We enjoyed delicious Popsicles, heard a funny story, and even hosted Samantha's younger brother and sister! We hope you have a great birthday Samantha!
We have been studying and writing poetry over the last couple weeks. Today we had the chance to share our poems during a "poetry slam" in the theater. Ask us about the poem/song we performed!
This afternoon we got to skype with a published poet. Amy Pence taught us about metaphors in poetry and told us to write about what was meaningful to us. We put her words to action during writer's workshop!
Today we discussed the life cycle of a dollar bill. We discovered that each piece of money has a letter on to tell the Federal Reserve Bank where that bill or coin originated. We were so excited about this discovery that for homework we are going to be looking at money of our own to see where it came from!
We should use this website to help us: http://www.onedollarbill.org/decoding.html.
Thank you to all the families who came to watch our concert this morning. We worked extra hard in music to put the program together and were extremely proud of the production!
April is poetry month and we have been putting most of our writing efforts towards creating poetry. Today, Mr. Gardner showed us how musicians use approximate rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration to write songs that are similar to poems!
To go along with our study of The Lemonade War, today we began research on the money used in other countries. We are each responsible for
"traveling" to another country and presenting what we find about the money used there. Ask us which country we are researching!
We didn't waste any time getting back into our routine. Today we began a new class novel: The Lemonade War! This will coincide with a mini-unit on the history of money.
In writing we began exploring poetry. Today we studied the way authors move their words around the page to convey meaning. We even did small performances of poems we liked!
Of course we didn't forget to celebrate April Fools Day. Some of us really got in the spirit!
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