Friday, January 4, 2019

Putting all our typing skills to work!

Some classes are transcribing and commenting on a favorite poem...other classes are writing stories using this emoji generator.

If you need to open a new Google Document to write, here is a short cut! Have fun showing off your typing skills!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Finding Super Powers in other Books!

Students are reading biographies and picture books to identify other "super hero" traits.

When you are ready to create your own "super power" slide:
-Create a new Google Drawing
-Search for the "camera" on your Chromebook to take a self-portrait
-Use the cropping tool (and drop down arrow) to crop your picture.
-Use autodraw if you want to create and add any clipart.
-DO NOT insert images from the web.
-YOU MAY use other Drawing tools like text, insert shapes, drawing, etc.


Monday, December 3, 2018

What is your Super Power?

Over the next few weeks we will read books, like the Dogs of Bedlam Farm, (video 1 and video 2) about characters with "super powers".

Which character do you like best? Rose, Izzy, Frieda or Lenore?

Read more about the dogs at the author's website: Bedlam Farm Journal


You will also have a chance to figure out and share your super power! This image inspired Ms. Barker to focus on this topic. Maybe you can create something similar to post in the hallway bulletin board? Try experimenting with Google Drawing.


Source: https://educatorsofbmls.com/sketchnote-being-bilingual-is-my-superpower/

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sergeant Reckless

This week in Library, we are reading a book about a special military veteran: Sergeant Reckless.

You can learn more about him-and how to draw a horse!- through this special YouTube Playlist.

Before class ends: Share a message home from Reckless or Sgt. Latham on our class padlet.






If you want to learn more about the World War 1 soldier who wrote the postcard:
-"The untold story of a WWI hero" Fielding Vories Meek 
-Distinguished Service Cross: Awarded for Heroic Actions in World War I
-Why World War 1 letters and postcards were censored

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Free choice Library Activities

In Library this week, two free choice Independent Activities:
I found this book using the search terms: dog war

1. Help Ms. Barker find books to display for Veterans Day - books about the military, war, service, biography. Use key words when searching the catalog and place books that you think would be of interest to FMS students.

and/or

2. Create a Chart with your Election Prediction. There were 200 votes cast. How many votes did Arrow, Phoenix, and Arrow get? Watch the video below to learn how to create a chart using Google Sheets. If you would like, download your chart and upload it to our Padlet.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Message in a bottle

5th graders are reading The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas. A couple of questions to think about:

-What would you write on a message in a bottle?

-Where do you think or hope your message would land? (This web page has a model which shows how the ocean currents might carry it from Maine.)