Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sentence Beginnings


In our classroom we are learning about the features of an effective paragraph. One of the most important features is making sure that your sentences have a variety of beginnings.
We read Toreka's story called "What an Ambush" and then highlighted all the beginnings of her sentences. We have put those beginnings into Wordle.net to give us an idea of the variety that she used.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Games with a Thousands Board

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Have you ever wondered how to practice adding 10s and 1s up to 1000? In our class we play a game to try and trick our friends. See if you can figure out how to play?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Building Straw Towers

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75 straws and a roll of tape, do you think you could build a tall tower with those materials? This was our challenge for our first morning of Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger. Our new topic is all about improving things and making them even more awesome.
We started off quite unsure of where things would head, but with communication, thought and creativity we managed to make, well, something at least.