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We will practice our descriptive writing with the Monster Exchange Project. The purpose of the project is to practice descriptive writing, along with technology skills. Students will draw monsters and then write descriptions for our partner class. The other class will recreate the monster based on the description. Both pictures will be uploaded onto the MonsterExchange.Org site to compare. This project is a lot of fun, and a good way to meet other classes. Make sure to click on "Our Monster Gallery" when the monsters are online, to see how the classes did.
Our Monster Gallery
Our Monster Gallery
An online presentation and activity explaining the process to writing directions.
A perfect cup of tea for Gran
Practice sequencing the pictures to make a perfect cup of tea.
Try this online activity from New Zealand - match the events to the order they happen.
Choose Autumn Leaves.
Science Explorations - Bats
From Scholastic, find out more about bats.
Halloween Fun from Nasa Kids
Find out about echolocation by reading "Echo the Bat Story".
Bats & Bouncing Sounds
Science activity to help understanding of how Bats and echolocation work.
Bat World Video
Choose from a variety of clips to learn about bats.
Creature Features - Flying Fox Bats
From National Geographic
Creature Features - Vampire Bats
From National Geographic
WatchKnowLearn Video - Bats
Free videos on this topic.
Activities and Research on Bats
CA Underground Bats
More information on bats. Try the quiz. From the Oakland Museum.
Halloween Candy Graph
Create a Graph
Use your tally sheet data and the program prompts to create a graph of the Halloween Candy you collected.
The First Thanksgiving
Scholastic Online Activity.
Welcome to Plimoth Plantation
You are the historian.
Smithsonian for Kids
A variety of activities for the curious student.
December - Continue Math Fact Practice
This month, we will continue to practice our basic math facts online. There are varying levels for students to progress through.
Online Addition Worksheets
Choose a level and create the online worksheet to complete. Once done, correct online and print off results.
Online Subtraction Worksheets
Same directions as the activity link above.
**Students are always welcome to practice using these links at home. Print them off, and bring them to school for extra credit** Chris Van Allsburg
Author study information
Chris Van Allsburg Home Page
Interactive site about Chris.
The Screen Actors Guild reads popular Childrens Books online. We'll be hearing "The Polar Express".
Social Studies/Language Arts
The group will be writing their descriptions on how to locate Melrose along with other facts about our area for this collaborative project. For more information on the project, please click the link below:
Check back for pictures of our bulletin board once the project gets underway.
Practice typing skills at home with this online activity.
Online Poetry - Fill in the blanks
Fill in the blanks, then print out your poem.
Using Verbs in Poetry
Online lesson and practice using verbs.
Storybird - Online Story Making
Creative Writing Project
Simple Machine Webquest
You will be learning about the six different simple machine types, and creating a wacky machine of your own.
Click here to learn more about animation.
Use this link to see additional animated gifs.
Origins of American Animation
Interested in learning more? Click here to access the Library of Congress for the history on this topic.
Template to print off.
The Science behind Animation
**Extra credit - Article explains the science behind animation**
Science Explorer - Make your own animated flipstick
Still Life with Animation
Explanation of Cell Animation
Go North - Classroom Dogsled Expedition
We will be participating in this collaborative project developed by the University of Minnesota in partnership with NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions. We will be virtually visiting the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, in northeast Alaska. We will be finding out about the 700 mile dogsled journey, as well as learning more about the artic. *Project starts 2/14 and lasts until 5/13*
Use this online tool for students to create your project, and share with the class on the Internet.
Lucky Charms St. Patricks Day Project
Collaborative project held on St. Patricks Day, March 17.
Meet Ann McGovern
We are reading ...If You Lived in Colonial Times. Find out about the author.
Ben Franklin Cyberhunt
Answer the questions on the handout, by visiting the sites on this page.
USS Constitution/Old Ironsides
The official U.S. Navy site for this historic ship. Take the virtual tour, and read her history.
Titanic Online Exhibit
Offered by Encylopaedia Britannica.
Nova - Titanic's Lost Sister
Explanation of Underwater Salvage, and an interview with Robert Ballard.
News Writing with Scholastic Editors
Take this online workshop to learn the basics of news writing. After completing the workshop, you will receive a certificate.
In partnership with the Earthwatch Institute, Scholastic offers this Ocean life research site.
Swimming with Dolphins
Use the links on the page to get answers to your cyberhunt.
ReadWriteThink Printing Press
Templates for setting up writing projects - newspaper, booklet, flyer, brochure
Marketing to Kids Awareness Activities
Kids meet Co-Co Crunch a popular cereal who needs help designing a new Web site. Find out how companies market products to kids.
Folktale Writer's Workshop/Scholastic
This online workshop offers tips, and guidelines for writing folktales. Tips come from two authors - Alma Flor Ada, and Rafe Martin. After working through the workshop, and writing your own folktale, submit your story for publishing (*personal information IS NOT submitted with stories*). As a result of completing this online workshop, certificates are awarded.
After getting some background information on birds, we'll be doing some field work putting these new skills to work.
Hummer Nest '05
Enjoy this series of pictures as the hummingbird family grows.
ROM Bird Sounds
Can you identify these birds?
ROM Bird Skulls
Another activity on birds from the Royal Ontario Museum.
These links will give information on how parachutes work, and ideas for designing one for our egg drop.
Science Experiment-Make a Parachute
This article gives information on how parachutes work, and ideas on how to make one.
Parachutes? Does Size Matter?
Another article explaining how parachutes work.
Ranger Danger Dan
A simulation game to test out your parachute ideas.
These activities help students become aware of the strategies marketing companies use to sell products.
Co-Co's AdverSmarts:Unit of Food Marketing
An interactive unit to support media awareness
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