Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekly Preview

Here's what's coming up during the first week of March, campers!

6th GOAL: We'll be continuing the Great Ocean Rescue with the Laser Disc player. I loved the looks on all your faces when I showed you the actual laser disc. Classic!

7th GOAL: History Day, History Day, History Day! Exhibits: your projects are due Friday. Performances: your scripts were due today (no one was completely done... grr...), and you'll be spending next week practicing, memorizing, and gathering props & costumes.

8th GOAL: Images of Greatness! We're a little off track with Bio-Riddles because of the snow day this week. On Monday, we'll talk about Bio-Riddles. I'll give you next week to work on them along with your trifold display boards. Buckle down, folks!

7th Language Arts: On Monday, we'll begin spelling unit 21 (Words from Names & Places). Pretest corrections & book p. 129 will be due Wednesday with the posttest on Friday. On Tuesday, we'll go over introductions & conclusions for your Epidemics Research Papers. You'll have the rest of the week to get the whole thing (introduction, body, & conclusion) written, revised, typed, edited, & fixed. Final drafts are due next Friday, March 5.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Secret School

Cast & Crew of The Secret School: FANTASTIC job on opening night. I'm so proud of you! I don't know how you overcame all the obstacles that were in your way during this rehearsal process. The snow days alone would have sunk a lesser troupe of actors. Let's make the final performance even more amazing than the first!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Just in Case You're Not Completely Sick of Looking at Snow...

This website has BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING pictures of snowflakes, up close and personal. Click here to see for yourself!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

53 Hours Per Week? That's More than a Full-Time Job!

The Chicago Tribune recently ran an article on how many hours kids spend "consuming media." Click here to read the article. For 20 NUPoints, read the article and respond with your thoughts.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Adjustments in the Rehearsal Schedule

Please take note:

The original dress rehearsal scheduled for 9-12 on February 19th (this was supposed to be our day off after parent/teacher conferences, but now we have school) will now take place during the school day on February 19. Please be at school by 7:30 a.m. You will miss periods 1 & 2 and possibly part of period 3. We will also have rehearsal after school that day. It will be another dress rehearsal.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Science of the Olympic Games

NBC Learning has produced several awesome videos about the science that goes into Olympic sports. Click here to go to the site. Click the "Original Video" tab, and then go to "Science of the Olympic Winter Games." They're just fun to watch, but if you'd like 20 NUPoints, comment here about something you learned from each video (20 points for the first video, 10 points for each subsequent video). I just watching the snowboarding video, and it was fascinating. I can't wait to watch the rest!