What is a CowBird Anyways – One month into Yoga- and is it “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?”

 

COWBIRD

 Well we have been so busy creating!!!! Last night our teacher went to a workshop and found a great new site!!!!! Is is called- if you can believe it- COWBIRD!!!!! We were laughing and wanted to hear more about this crazy site named after two animals!!!!! Miss B logged on and showed us what they made last night and talked about how you can tell a story through an image. We have been learning photography and art from her as a reward and are getting really great with framing a shot!!!! We already tweet and blog so we are familiar with putting information into short bursts that tell a lot! We fell in love with this site- it is what we have been searching for- a place to create socially, artistically, and academically! It is the PERFECT complement to our blog! We took a picture out side our window using Miss B’s I Phone, uploaded , edited it, and posted our first photo story!!!! We collaborated on a short poem and published our story- “Out our Window”. You can check it out at http://www.cowbird.com and search MissBClass. We already have one follower, a school principal from Pretoria South Africa!!!!  Here is a pic of us publishing 

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We got so excited that we decided to create a world map of all our followers and people we decided we want to follow and read more stories from ! We have marks on South Africa and all over the United States! So very cool!!!!!

 

YOGA-

Today marks our one month anniversary into our yoga journey. We are so proud to say that we all LOVE it and can do a mean COBRA pose!!!!! We decided that doing yoga has helped us remain calm, be more focused while working, and relaxed. Some of us think we sleep better too! Here are some recent photos of our cobra pose and class! 

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“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

Yes it is a great movie but did you know it is an even better book?!?! Picture books are a great way to teach critical thinking skills, as well as branch out and do some pretty amazing extension projects!!!! You all know us by now and if you know us you know we are all about projects!!!!!! “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” can be tied into all the subjects!!!!! It talks about space, food and nutrition, reading, art, and even social studies!!!! Miss B told us that is called “interdisciplinary learning” We read the book as one of our centers and are now going to begin a foods unit, weather research, learn about tall tales, and do some art! Here are some photos of us reading this GREAT book!

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Well fans thats all for now!!!! Thanks for reading and we will blog again real soon 🙂

 

 

Hands on Learning- “Cloud in a bottle” Lab

Hello Fans!!!!

We promised to blog about our super cool lab when we lasted talked. We are completing our unit on Extreme Weather and learned all about cloud formations and what formations form such amazing and terrifying weather systems such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ice storms.  In order to “see and feel” we created a cloud in a bottle!!!! Image

First off our teacher brought in some of her photographs that featured clouds and we identified them and them brainstormed what kinds of weather these clouds bring. Then we joined the rest of the sixth grade and watched as our teachers demoed our lab. 

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Then we got into our learning groups and tried the lab ourselves!!!! It was great. As we applied pressure and decreased pressure the cloud formation in our bottles changed to represent the changes that occur with high and low pressure situations. 

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Recent Cool Happenings in Room 303!!!!!! Yoga and Space Exploration Edition

Hello Fans!!!!!

We know it has been a long time since we posted and we promise to get back to our weekly schedule!!!!! So let’s catch up  since we last posted! We have been hard at work as usual and continue to make excellent progress towards our goals. Since we got our new computers and technology upgrade we have been able to add so many cool upgrades to our education!! We now have a Mac Book Pro Laptop, an ELMO, and two new desktops!!!! We are in heaven!!!!

In Science we are completing our unit on Extreme Weather and will post about that next!!!! We are about to begin our unit on Space Exploration. In this unit we will learn about space, relative size, weights on other planets, distances between the planets and so much more. We will also be doing an extended project that we will unveil soon. Since we are into doing BIG things we told Ms. Baldocchi that we needed to build the solar system and not just look at photos and posters! So we have begun construction on a solar system. We are using the paper mache technique and have just put the first coat of primer on! We learned about paper mache and then researched the planets – here is our progress so far!!!!

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YOGA!!!!!

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE yoga!!!! Our school applied to be a healthy living certified school. We decided that we were going to start now! Our teacher has been taking yoga and decided to load an app on the MAC and teach us what she learns. Yoga is done in the 10-15 before lunch if we have time or we come in during homeroom. We are learning the HATHA method of Yoga that teaches, breath, flexibility, and relaxation. Check out one of our sessions!!!

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