Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Musical Tuesday

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

Mega Practice Monday

This morning was a little scary. We HAD to rehearse the play on stage. Some of the characters in the play have to sing solos and I had to sing a solo. It was very scary and some of us had stage fright. So when we all went up there it was soooooooooo scary. When we got back we had to do a boring math paper. So today was not all that exciting . Oh and also we are going to the symphony/orchestra tomorrow so all of you 3-5 graders you better bring your permission slips. So what is your favorite part in the whole play and what part would you have rather been?
The American Revolutionary Play shows May 7th in the MPR so bring all of your parents!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Shape Poems

Hey guys!Today we did something called Shape Poems.We were supposed to write about something and draw a picture around it that has something to do with that poem.It was LOADS of fun.We all did really cool poems.
If you want to try one, go here

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Field Trip!!

We went to the University Planetarium to study the nine planets and rocks and minerals. We went to two exhibits. One we got to play lots of cool stuff to teach us how things work. My favorite game was the one that you spuned on and pulled your self in and got really fast. There was a cave with meteorites and pictures of other stars and galaxies. Also there was a large screen that could read your body heat like a snake's vision.

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.

Twisty Tuesday

Today we went to computers and we had to make our stock market charts into line graphs. Stock markets are businesses that we follow every day.Some of the buisnesses are Pepsi, Wal-mart and others companies. So today was the last day of doing the stock maket.

We did our map test which was easy to me and most of our class thought it was easy.After recess we did math which was boring. It was coordinate graphs. We made the United States and some sail boats using coordinates.
After math we had some time leftso we started to practice our play called "The American Revolution." It's awesome !! Then we finally went home

Monday, April 13, 2009

Colonial Diaries

If you'd like to read some stories about our adventures colonizing the new world, click here
Be sure to scroll all the way to the right to see the names of the stories.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What Shape is your Name?

DIRECTIONS:The class got a paper with a grid on it. There was a code box on it too, and whatever letters are in your name, you would put the numbers. Then use them as coordinates.First we found coordinates to the letters of our name and wrote that down. Then we put it on the grid and it made a shape. We kept doing that but varied the pattern and it made the same shape but another direction.Then there would be a pattern. After you did all that, it made a shape. Then you would find a pattern, and then color.

The worksheet is available here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Confused Tuesday

Today at school everything was backwards. We didn't have our daily activities in the morning. We had them at the end of the day. To add to that we didn't even have the regular activity we were supposed to have. We had music instead of computer lab, just because of AIM's.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Our Wacky Wednsday

Hello! Guess what we have been doing? More AIMS practice testing! Our next AIMS test is April,6th,2009.Two More days!Yikes!
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