Mar 30, 2011

Outside My Classroom Windows

What's outside our classroom windows?
 Click to view a 3D scene of what we see outside our classroom windows...
Move around and zoom in to check out the smallest details! 

"Outside My Classroom Windows" is a project that tells a lot about where people live. We looked outside of the classroom windows for five minutes and drew what we saw.
Friends from different countries are going to join in and then we'll compare and contrast the things we see!

Mar 29, 2011

My Rights; My Responsibilities

tell me why

here are our balloons 

hoping other children will read our rights

Becoming a "Smithsonian Classroom"

Smithsonian Classroom Certificate

our newly discovered species

By becoming a Smithsonian Classroom, we pledge to uphold the Smithsonian's mission, which is "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." In addition, by making this pledge, we are representing our country in the ePals Global Community. 
We have earned Smithsonian Stars by joining in a fun activity. Each time we earn a Smithsonian Star, we are learning about the world in exciting ways.
Be a Museum Expert!  We drew our newly discovered species, gave them names, and described them.
Thank you ePals and Smithsonian are making a difference to the "Natural World"!

Mar 28, 2011

"Ni Hao" To Our Aussie Friends

We have watched the first video from our friends at Laurimar Primary School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Southern Hemisphere, which is a response to our introduction video.

We were so excited to see our new friends for the first time. Here is our video showing our response. 

We've tried to say, "Hello, my name is ___. " in Chinese and we hope you'll learn how to say that in Arabic. 
Thank you so much!
You can also view this on our "Lunch Box" wiki page.

Mar 23, 2011

New Aussie Epals

Here is a slideshow of our new friends' school in Australia. It was build in 1996. The school population was getting bigger so they needed another school. 
Dear epals, we have watched your slideshow today. If you'd like to know what we like about your school, watch our video! 

Special thanks to Ms. Amanda Eleison...
looking forward to collaborating with you soon!

Mar 22, 2011

Mom's Special Day

  making Mother's Day cards and....singing

a poem to my mom

"I Think my MOM is Amazing!"
 we couldn't hold our tears back when we watched the video for the first time
Thank you, God, for our caring and loving mothers
 and  for the precious love of the mothers you have given us!

Nobody knows of the work it makes 

To keep the home together, 

Nobody knows of the steps it takes, 

Nobody knows -- but Mother."


The Interaction of Living Things



the removal of any object will affect the web

We, first graders, reused items to demonstrate the interdependency of living things and became "young scientists" seeking to understand how living things live together. We connected these items to show how they interact. Then when covering one item, we noticed how everything in the natural world is connected and the removal of any object will certainly affect the web and cause many problems to the environment.

Mar 7, 2011

Make Your Wish Come True!

Have you ever wanted to be able to make your wish come true?
Watch this video and find out how...
you only need to follow some instructions...
May all of your wishes come true quickly and happily!

Mar 5, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray for the 100th Day!

counting to 100 

If I had 100$, I would buy a ................. .

Wacky Wish

When I'm 100 years old, I will look like this!

"100th Day of School" is the perfect time to have fun with the number 100. We've been learning in our classroom for 100 days so far and it's the time to celebrate our 100th through many activities.

100 days are here, come on give a cheer
100 days are here, Hooray! Hooray!
100 days have come, come on join the fun,
100 days are here, HIP, HIP, HOORAY!

Mar 2, 2011

Our Elders: with Sunset Elementary School

Myebook - Our Elders - click here to open my ebook

Describing our Grandparents E-Book by Mrs. Arnett's second graders
Sunset Elementary School, Craig, Colorado, USA

Interview with our Grandparents