Saturday, February 28, 2009


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Don't you think that this morning was nice and cool? Well let's move on from that point.
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

Pep Assembly.......ect.

WOW!!!We had an EXTRAORDINARY Friday and weekend.Well on Friday almost at the end of the day we had a.......Pep Assembly.To some people the Pep Assembly was sort of boring but it was very Extraordinary.Well what was cool was that our principal ate bugs that were dipped in dark chocolate.The third grade dance was what I liked the best and also the teacher's game. Mrs. Smith ran for our grade and came in 2nd place. That was our really extraordinary pep assembly day!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

War of the Worlds

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sign of the Beaver

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day.First we did our DOL about Valentine's Day. We also learned about Arizona's b-day.
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

Colony Progress

Boston Revolution
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.

Black Canary

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.

Black Monkeys

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

Monday Marathon

Today has been a busy day for us.We have been very busy doing our Discovery books,which is on Social Studies. We have been working on a simulation for a few weeks. Each table is a colony. they have a flag and ships to sail to the New World. All colonies have landed and chosen land to start their colony.

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.