Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Is this differentiation?

Putting together our "Trout in the Classroom" quilt

Building a Meccasaur robot
Loading filament into 3D printer

Working on revolutionary war project

Getting our new sewing machine to work.

Slicing files to 3D print
Dowloading, Editing, and Sharing fidget spinner files for slicing
Combining student Rev War projects in Google Slides

Writing this blogpost!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


The Mighty Moose have a book that is full of kind ideas and ways to show kindness. One of our moose, Hemi, found a great idea and she carried through on it. She took money from her savings and bought a whole basket of snacks for our neighbors, the fire fighters. Today, we delivered her gift to them. What kind act will the Mighty Moose come up with next?


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Rock Painting

On the day before Easter break, instead of coloring eggs, we decided to do something a little more permanent. Next year is the last year we will be at East Elementary and it is the last year we will have the Schoolyard habitat that was started by fifth graders in the spring of 2000. We painted rocks and sprinkled them throughout the habitat. Hopefully they will keep our garden bright and pretty long after we are gone!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Food Chain Stories

In Science, we are writing food chain stories. Read Giulianna's story below. Go to Our Science Blog to read more food chain stories.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Groundhog Day

We made these SMARTamps about Groundhog Day for our international friends on the "Bridging Cultures" blog. http://bridgingculturessmart.blogspot.com

The United States has a very odd tradition to determine when spring will begin. We use a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil who lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to tell us. Phil the groundhog lives approximately 100 miles from our little town of Greenville.

Punxatawney Phil even has his own website:  http://www.groundhog.org/

Here are some SMARTamps we made to teach you a little more about February 2, Groundhog Day.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pax Postcards to Montana

We created these postcards portraying scenes from the Global Read Aloud book, Pax. We are sending them to another classroom in Montana!

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Winter Experiment

Winter is here (or is supposed to be!) If you want to know what salt melts the ice the best, check out our science blog!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Mannequin Challenge

If you would like a peak into our science classroom watch this "Mannequin Challenge." You can also go to Our Science Blog to see mannequin challenges from our three other science classes.