Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Now THESE are some creative musical instruments!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Today we celebrated all of our good work with Pajama Day! We had a yummy breakfast in our PJs and watched the movie Jumanji. It was great!



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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reading Relaxation...




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Monday, November 19, 2012

Hundred Chart Patterns

We have been talking about hundred chart patterns and how they can help us to add and subtract. Here are some fun games to investigate your knowledge of the hundred chart and number line strategies we have been learning!

Hundred Square Jigsaw

Give the Dog a Bone

Number Jump

Let's Rock and Roll!

We have been learning about Hearing and Sound in Science for the last few weeks. Students have learned that sound is made by vibrations! So then we started thinking about all the ways you could use vibrations to make noise. The kids decided to experiment with pitch and volume by creating musical instruments. Here are some of their awesome creations!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Kiva Loan Update

Earlier this year, we used our Kiva account to make a loan to Yophesi in Uganda. I just received this awesome update about his progress:
Yophesi is now a 25 years old married man and a teacher by profession but also a maize produce dealer. He used the loan to buy a maize milling machine so as to supplement onto the small salary from teaching. His business is yielding higher profits compared to teaching and because of this, Yophesi managed to repay the loan quickly before the agreed period so as to get a new loan which he is also servicing very well. Yophesi is an ambitious man who keeps venturing into new businesses and due to this, he has started his private nursery and primary school which has helped to reduce on the long distances covered by school going young ones in his place Kyenjojo, Uganda.
We are so proud to be able to help people like Yophesi to build their own lives, who in turn help those in their own communities!
If you would like to learn more about Kiva, or make a loan yourself, visit: www.kiva.org.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wanna learn some Spanish???



Here is the video we watched today when learning about changing pitch on stringed instruments!
Enjoy!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

 We had a great time at our Halloween celebration last week! Here are some photos of all the fun!