Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We did our final map test including the second and first quarter. A lot of us had to study really really hard to get 100%. We also had our concert for band,choir and orchistra. If you want to come and listen to them perform it is on a Wednesday night at 6:30 at Walker Elementary. If you go please leave a comment about what you thought of it.
In math we are learning about how to make pie graphs and percent. We are also studying how to make a fraction into a decimal and a decimal into a fraction. The steps to doing that is first you need a calculator to do it the easy way. Say you had a fraction like four tenths and then divide ten into four and then when you get your decimal and multiply it by one hundred.
In this last week of school, student council made three days called Spirit Days. On Monday it was Hawaii Day and on Tuesday it is Sports Day and on Wednesday it is Twin Day and also on Wednesday we have a pep assembly.
We also are close to finishing The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau.
Friday, December 4, 2009
This group was well organized.The pictures supported the topic and they included a timeline for each explorer. They could use their space better by using drawing tools, such as a staightedge, and darker colors.
This group made good use of pictures for effect, especially at the bottom of the poster. They used large lettering and a good organizational plan. There were some meaningful facts but also some that were inaccurate. Their name placement was a poor use of space.
This group made good use of color with a theme pattern that ran around the border of the poster and through the web. However, the writing is small and hard to read. The poster feels cluttered. More meaningful facts would also have improved their project.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I think the sub that we had yesterday was a little rude but other than that she was fine but a lot of people made fun of her like her name and other stuff like that.It was a little boring because we did not get to read City of Ember and work on our War with Grandpa movie. A lot of people went to the principal's office to tell him about the sub.The people who went kind of thought Mr.Miller was subbing as the principal but he was not.
I do not like having a sub because sometimes they're weird like they're too silly or they think they're funny.But I'm happy with Mr.Miller and I happy with who I have and subs don't read The City Of Ember that's my favorite book. I had 2 subs they were both girls they were kinda nice but not too nice we had one Monday and one Tuesday we had to show them how to use the smart board a smart board is like a huge TV that you control by your regular computer and its like a big touch screen that you can write with a special marker. Well that's what its like to have a sub. Do you like having a sub?
Friday, September 25, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Today at Lulu Walker in the MPR (music, PE, room).We got to see a Quartet from The Tucson Symphony . They played Star Wars and taught us things like tempo, speed and tamber with instruments like the Drum, Trumpet, French Horn , Triangle, Tuba and a type of whistle that made a tape sound that's from cartoons. They made different sounds and noise songs and told us what its like in the symphony.
They talked about how they learned to play the instruments and when they started playing. They explained how the instruments made the sounds they make and the different way they could be played.
Tell us what you know about the symphony and the instruments they play. Have you ever been to the symphony?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This morning when we tried to go on our blog we tried to go on our cluster map but it did not show up. We also had a map test. We got a new student from Mr. Farley. Today we did not have computers because there was map testing.
Eat at Jason's Deli tonight. It's a fundraiser for Walker School. Thanks.
Friday, September 11, 2009
We also read a Time for Kids,and then we did a work sheet.
We did a time for kids and its about all the wild fires in California and it was about astronauts living on the International Space Station,and how Disney channel bought Marvel. It was also about Brad Keselowski. He is a race car driver. He is twenty five years old and he is a top race car driver from Michigan.He learned to race when he was about fourteen years old.Now he is one of NASCAR'S most popular drivers and the head of his own racing company.He sarted racing when he was only a kid somewere when he was maybe eight years old.He was a realy competitive driver with his own pit crew.This article was called I am a Race Car Driver.
We also went to the library.
Do you like NASCAR? Who is your favorite driver?
What can we do to prevent wildfires in Arizona?
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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Today we listened to President Obama's speech to the students of our country. He had many messages to give us about hard work and responsibility. Here is what we took away from the speech.
I loved his speech.My favorite thing about his speech was he said''never give up even if you fail get back on you feet and try again and you''ll get it right.''See why I like it.
The part I liked about Obama's speech was when he talked about failing is how you learn how to do it better the next time you try.
I like Obama's speech becuase it was kinda touching. I liked how Obama said "Never give up even if you fail get back up on your feet and try again."
I thought that the speech was important to me because he had a lot of good sayings like how are we going to change the futrue in 20 years.
The speech that Obama gave out to all the students was a way for leting all of us know that even though you fail things a lot does not mean you can't get to college.Obama said"All students of The United States Of America,you all think that if you fail you wont be able to acheve your goal.I did a lot of bad things in school,but I followed my dream and look at me, I'm the president of The United States.You can make any kind of,like doing your homework and doing your chores.But like me you can do the same thing I do.You can be the president of the United States.But with great power comes great responsibility.Now I'm asking you students of The United States to make a goal for what you are going to do."So set your goal to make a great life!!!"
The speech that Obama gave out was one of the best speeches I heard because he gave us advice to our writing that your first piece of paper that you wrote will not be corect so you need to practice and practice.
I think Obama's speech was important because he taught us how to practice and practice so we can get better grades. I also think that was one of the best speeches I've heard.
I think that Obama's speEch was really cool because kids all over the world could here his speech and they can learn on what he is saying .Obama is no different thenother people just because he is is the president.
I think Obama's speach was awsome.But it is really important for us.He said we have to our best if we want good grades and to become like a doctor or a nurse or a teacher.
So instead of playing, study when you need to.So that's what really popped out at me.
I think that the speech was touching for most of us because he is a person who cares about our education and how we have a big responsibility to go to school so we can learn and he was being truthful to us because he cares about our ways of making us have a better future.
I think the speech helped me a lot because President Obama said that if you get in trouble it dosn't mean that you're a trouble maker. It just means that you just need to do a better job at school. He even said that when he was a little kid like us he used to get in trouble too. So when you get in troube don't think that you're a trouble maker and he even said that if you fail it doesn't mean that you're going to fail that grade the same thing you just need to do better. The most important thing for me that he said is that nobody is perfect at anything but you need to practice that's the most inportant thing for me that President Obama said. Somebody called from a high or college school and said that they were inpressed with the speech that President Obama said.
What I thought about the speech was that it was great. What got my attantion was when he said that nobody is perfect at anything at all not even we follow and pay attention not even that.That is all I have to write so bye bye.
This speech was very inspiring.I think the most important thing from the speech is when Obama said our education is the most important thing in our life.The other thing is when he said the choice you make right now is what you're going to be in the future.I really got some thing from
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
You had to know your place value. Like 547+797 how to get the answer we have to start with the hundreds place then tens then ones.So we add 5 and 7 which equals 12. So we write 1 thousand 2 hundred. Now add 9 and 4 which equals 13. So we write 1 hundred 30.Now add 7+7=14. Now we add 1,200+130+14=1,344. That's how we do it. Like 4 and 9 you can add the 9 first then the 4 or the other way around.
Micah and Jesus
Today we had another map test. We are going to have another map test and a math MAP test next Tuesday, also =). We had a reading MAP test. We have to practice reading for our next one in Januray so don't worry - we know how to read. Mr.Miller was very funny today because he made a lot of jokes about kids in class. We laugh so hard sometimes. But somtimes we take it seriously. We really enjoy Mr. Miller.♥
Luisa & Sydnee
Friday, August 28, 2009
Spike is really cool and fuzzy.Spike looks scary but she is not scary and she dosn't bite at all. We got Spike on August twenty eighth 2009. Spike eats crickets but they have to be alive.
When she sheds she lies on her back and she sleeps for a while and crawls out of her old skin.
We also want to ask you one question. Tarantulas have eight eyes but why don't they see very well?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Mr. Miller showed us this game that we're supposed to figure out called Queen Anne. For example:
funny is Queen Anne but joking is not
sunny is Queen Anne but bright is not
butter is Queen Anne but margarine is not
The map tests are even fun too.
What has been your most favorite part of the year so far?
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We helped Sary by loaning him $25.00 to boost up his job .We loaned him money so he could have enough items to fix his motorcycle. Sary and his wife sell perfume,powder, and lipstick. Sary and his wife buy their goods from Phnom market.He lives in Cambodia and they have a little daughter and when we looked for him he only needed $100.00 and we gave him $25.00. He is going to pay us back when he has enough money.
Monday, August 10, 2009
We are learning the five senses of the brain
Today we started to read the City of Ember. Also we started to read The War with Grandpa.
We also started to record our voices for A is for Alice. We had to use the first letter of our name for everything we did.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Fifth grade was fun and these are reasons why. My most favorite thing was the feild trips, they were the symphony and the planetaruam. One other thing was the fifth grade picnic it had chesseburgers, hotdogs and lots of other things. Next is the football, before Mr.Lansa was principal there was no football. Another reason is the American Revolution play and I was a colony in the play. Lastly is being in fifth grade it feels good to be a fifth grade because you are then oldest kids in the school. Those are reasons why fifth grade is fun.
In fifth grade it was fun but hard. Buddy class was cool everyone in ms.daily's was really smart. the fifth grade picnic was really fun, there was seconds on almost everything.
My year in fifth grade was really fun! I am going to miss everything we did like our field trips to the Symphony and the Planetarium!Dont listen to people when they tell you Mr.Miller is mean, he really isnt. I learned alot from him, he is a great teacher! I will also miss all my friends and my buddie. We did alot of fun things like the fifth grade barbaque, and the fifth grade tunnel. We also had fun projects like seeing how much fat was in certain kinds of food, and the stock market. When I did these projects I enjoyed them , I hope you do to. Have fun in fifth grade.
Hey guys!My fifth grade experinceWas the best!My favorite part was our American Revoultion play.Theres alot of different parts so be ready!You should try out.Mr.Miller is the best teacher.He is my favorite teacher.I loved reading.We read alot of awesome books.Good luck!see ya soon class of 2009/2010
I'm going to miss my buddy class teacher , because she my teacher and I love her. She is so nice to and everybody else. I also like when we went to the symhonythey had really cool insertments in it .I play one of them , the violin.
I liked buudy class and what I also liked for fun is P.E. but the thing that I liked the most are the teachers they can get a little bit annoying but they help you get ready for sixth grade
Hey almost 5th graders! 5th grade wasd fun. We did lots of neat projects. My favorite was in science. We made diagrams of all human parts.Another one is about the Stock Market, you will follow companys and their stocks. Anyway there are also field trips to the symphony, and others. In 5th grade you get to do special things like the tunnel, 5th grade BBQ, and the tile project.Hope you have as much fun as I did, and good luck!
In 5th grade we learned a lot . Science was my favorite. We learned about people's body parts.It was interesting.We did a lot of things. It was really fun.
I also liked all the teachers. They were really nice . They put a play on for us about the American Revolution. It was fun. We learned a lot and we had fan you will do fun stuff too.
Dear fifth grade,
Fifth grade is the best grade I ever been in. at first I thought it would be hard but when you use to it. I like it all the field trips because there are the Planetarium,Memorial Park,Symphony,and We had to go to La Cima. To go to La Cima we actually had to walk, it was really fun.I have to tell something when it's lunch its seems like it will take forever.but remember Mr.miller when we get in trouble Mr.Miller always gives us the boring speech about if we don't learn nothing we will work at a fast food places!!But it's sometimes true.
In 5th grade the best thing i did is play with my friends. going to our buddy class becuse you play games with them. And our team won the game and we want to get ice cerme at Ms.daly
Dear 5th graders
I am very happy you got Mr.Miller's class! He is a great teacher, but tough at times.I'm sorry your buddy class isn't Mrs.Daley,because her and her class were amazing!My favorite part was the fifth grade picnic, and the worst part was that lunch seems like it's going to take forever to get here! We had fun times at the Memorial Park and after our two field trips, The Planetarium, and the Symphony! I love going of campus, only cause it means were not sitting at our desks listening to Mr.Miller's boring speeches!! Good Luck, and remember not to make fun of Mr.Miller's bald head!
Some of my favorite things I did this year was when we went to our buddy class because we got to teach them things like a real teacher, we even got cupcakes and popsicles once because of participating. Another time was when we had to write down the stock market's movements, we even had to choose our company to follow. There was also this book called Sighn Of The Beaver that was about a white boy and an Indian boy that learned about eachother by becoming friends. You might even have a field trip to the Symphony Orchestra where they teach you about music. Hope you have good grades in 5th. sincerely,
Some of my favorite thing I did in 5th grade was the 5th grade Barbie Q it was so much fn all of my friends were there we all eat hot dogs and we all enjoyed it!But there was more things like the fild trips and the science project there were all Fun! Also I cant wait to go to La Cima I hear its a cool school but maybe I wont go! So have fun it 5th grade!!
Fifth grade is fun you get to do lots of fun things,but its not all fun and games. Also don't forget about the awesome things fifth graders get to do. Like the fifth grade tunnle, the BBQ, and the walk to La Cima.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Today was a very musical day. We went to the Tucson Symphony. It was a whole show of good classical music and a lot of beautiful instruments. The show was so cool. Also some us knew what some those pieces were and that was cool too. The actual show itself was about a hour and a half long. When we got there the place started to pile up with kids from different schools from all over Tucson. There were at least over 10 different buses and a LOT of student. That show was the best field trip that I have ever been to in my entire school year. What is your favorite part about the whole field trip ?
After we got back we went straight to our classrooms to get our lunch. Then we headed out to recess to eat our lunch. We had about a 45 minute recess. After the 45 minute recess we went inside for another break because Mr.Miller didn't want us to overheat. When we were done with our two breaks we went back to work on our 5th grade play.
Eli and Kai
Monday, April 27, 2009
The American Revolutionary Play shows May 7th in the MPR so bring all of your parents!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Then we went to see rocks and minerals. My favorite was one shaped as a heart. Another good one was pyrite. We also saw petrified wood (which can form in one year), amythyst, topaz, emeralds, diamonds,and peridot. They were shiny. Some stones looked like crumpled tin foil others looked like crystals with hair or needles. There was a microscope to look at the rocks.
After that we went to see the show where they showed you all nine planets and made you feel like you were in space. The projector's name was Hector Vector Star Projector. I felt like the room was spinning because the stars were moving in the show. It was cool but it was kind of weird. You weren't allowed to raise your hand like in class because it was too dark or you might block Hector.
For lunch we stopped at Children's Memorial Park. After that we didn't want to go back to class because we were having so much fun on our field trip. It's so sad that the Planetarium is closing forever so go visit it before it closes on May 31, 2009.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
The worksheet is available here.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Today our "special"was P.E. Our class is doing Fitness Testing,A test to see how fit each individual is in our school.Our test today was running the mile!We were so exhausted!
When we were finished hyperventilating,we learned about Paul Revere.We also heard this super long poem written about him.
For two weeks,we will be doing a stock report about different companies' progress. It's really cool to learn about the Economy. What business would you like to follow? Why? We will write to all of ya'll soon! See'ya!
Sierra&Shelby the BFF'S
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
After that we saw a Samuel Adams video.
After that, it was time to go home!
Alex and Sierra
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I learned how to read with Dr. Seuss. My favorite book was To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. It reminded me of the street I grew up on.
Do you have a favorite Dr.Seuss book? Do you remember one from when you were little?
Saturday, February 28, 2009
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This is the text from our last few blog posts.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We were very busy last week, because it was Spirit Week. Spirit Week is about certain holidays that Walker celebrates here at school. Also did the PEP Assembly on Friday. Our principal, Mr. Lansa, actually ate real, dead... chocolate bugs. (GROSS!) Well at least I didn't see it close up but the student council did!
Anyway, today at school we have been doing alot of our Discovery booklets. Our Colonies are doing great.
Which was your favorite day of Spirit Week?
See ya !!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Then we went to the Library. We chose very good books.After Library, we went to break.
When we came back from break, some of us had to finish a test.
Soon we will take our Math test it's about fractions.The whole class is biting their nails about it because we have to add and subtract different denominators.(oh my gosh).The Math test was kind of easy But It was horrible!
For lunch we had rubber(Grilled cheese)!
After lunch some of the people still had to finish the math test.Next,we will read a book called Gregor the Overlander.It's an excellent book.Then we get to pass out Valentines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
We are doing really well except that when we were sailing we lost a ship and all our cargo, and that ship was the Singapore. But when we landed we got lucky and got 100 units of food. We haven't lost any people yet and we have a lot of food. So far we haven't had any earthquakes, tornados, or any horrible things like that. We are one of the successful colonies.
We had good luck in sailing, money and land besides the earthquake that made 72 adults work to repair the damages. Other than that we did fine $_$.
So far when we left home, we lost one ship sailing to the New Land.When we got to the New Land we lost one person because he killed an Indian that person was tried for murder.Also we lost 15 people because our fishing boat sunk .That is what has happened so far in our colony.
We've had a variety of good weather and great everything else.We had great landing and sailing.We did not lose anything during the sailing period.We met some friendly Native Americans.We landed in a wondrful spot where there is plenty of water for us to drink and bathe in.We have all of our supplies and have not lost anything except for food.We also had some bad luck with the Native Americans.We also have plenty of food to last us a while.We are having a great time working with each other.We did have a few arguements but we worked them out eventually.We all as a team are going through a lot right now.Our captain and governor is working really hard. So that's what's been going on in our colony so far.
We were having good luck but then we picked a farming card and it said "A plague kills all farm animals." Then we had no farm animals. We have had good luck lately.Really, the only bad thing that has happened to us is when all our farm animals died.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Also we have been reading a book called Sign of the Beaver. The book is a about an American who meets a Native American in what will become the Maine colony. The American's name is Matt,and the native American's name is Attean. Attean teaches Matt hunting styles,and Matt teaches Attean White man signs.(Reading.)
It's the final week for the Science Fair,and we are all working very hard to finish and have a perfect score this year.
Today we went to Computer lab and studied endangered animals in China.
Then we had a big Map test on the Fifty States.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I think that Obama will make a wonderful president.He has so many bright ideas to help out this country.He has the courage and the brains to to get us through the next four years.I also thought that McCain had alot of good ideas for our country as well but Obama to me had his all organized and well planned out and ready to become president.
That speech will carry on a new generation and everyone will thank him for this honor that he has given us.So we all should thank Obama for his help with our country.Thank you.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
After we beat them,we came back to class and did Lanaguage Arts.We worked on a He said She said chart to find different synonyms for the word said.We took a quiz about our new book, Sign of the Beaver.Then we went to recess and had some fun.
When we got back from recess,We did math after we worked on our books.We converted fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions using our calculators. Also while we did math we did math boxes.After math we read quietly.Then we went to lunch and ate some good lunch.
When we got back from lunch,Mr.Miller told us our assignments.Mr. Miller started reading a new book called Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.Then we went home and some of us went to the after school program.
A little extra thing that I would like to tell you about is the Science Fair.It is coming up on February 11th,2009.All 4th and 5th grade is required to do and turn in a Science Project.The project counts as your report card grade.Please do all the teachers a favor and GET IT DONE!!!