Thursday, June 4, 2015


T-Rex Body:

(6,8) (5,6) (6,4) (2, -4) (0,-5) (-1,-6) (-2,-9) (-1,-11) (0,-12)
(0,-13) (-3,-12) (-3,-11) (-4,-9) (-4,-6) (-6,-9) (-8,-11) (-8,-12)
(-1,-14) (-7,-14) (-10,-13) (-10,-11) (-8,-9) (-6,-3) (-5,1) (-3,3)
(2,6) (2,10) (3,11) (5,12) (9,10) (9,9) (6,9) (9,8) (8,7) (4,8)

T-Rex Arm 1:

(6,3) (7,3) (7,2) (5,2)

T-Rex Arm 2:

(3,3) (5,1) (7,1) (7,0) (4,0) (2,2)

T-Rex Front Leg:

(2,-4) (3,-11) (4,-12) (4,-13) (1,-12) (1,-11) (0,-5)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Research Report Introduction Skeleton

 The ___________ is an amazing __________ because __________________. I decided to research the ___________ because ______________. The ____________ have many interesting features that I am going to discuss in this research essay. In this essay you will learn about the _______________’s _________, _______, ___________, ________, and ____________. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our very own Mikhol Muralidharan for placing third in this year's annual spelling bee!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Science Study Questions

1.             What does the Atomic # of an atom represent?
2.             What is located inside of the nucleus of an atom?
3.             What are the rings around the nucleus called?
4.             What do these “rings” carry?
5.             How many electrons fit in the first energy level? How about the second? How about the third?
6.             How is the Periodic Table organized?
7.             Who invented the Periodic Table?
8.             What charge do the following have: Protons? Neutrons? Electrons?
9.             How do you find the number of neutrons in an atom?

10.      Do a model of the Titanium Atom, like the example on the board.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Library Books!

Don't forget to bring your THREE library books on the animal of your choice for the upcoming research project!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Side of the Mountain Segment 1 Questions

My Side of the Mountain Segment 1 Questions
1.  What does the author personify on the first page of the story? Give three examples of this personification. (P. 652)
2.  Reread the passage: October 15 (P. 654-655) ; Sam says his fear for winter was awoken by the Baron losing his mantle. What does he realize he must do to prepare?
3.  Describe why it took Sam three days to finish his fireplace. What are two challenges he encountered? How did he finally finish it? (P. 656-657)

4.  Why was Sam upset when he realized Frightful was gone? (P. 657)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Grizzly Bear Family Book Segment 1 Questions

1.  Reread pages 604 and 605. The author used the word “harsh” to describe Alaska’s winter. What evidence from the text supports this idea?
2.  How and why does the author compare mother bears and human mothers? (P. 605)
3.  According to the text, what are “sedges” and why are they so important to grizzly bears? (P. 606)
4.  Reread page 608. How would you describe the summers in Alaska?

5.  Explain how the bears’ interactions with each other change during the salmon season using examples from the text. (P 609-611)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

“Katie’s Trunk” Segment 2 Questions

1.           On page 299, Katie’s courage has left her. How does the author demonstrate this? Use examples from the text.
2.           Reread page 300. English goods were items that were made and shipped from Great Britain to the colonies. What words or phrases does the author use to illustrate how the rebels feel about English goods?
3.           Which details help you to visualize what is was like inside the trunk? (Page 299-301)
4.           Why did the rebels stop searching the trunk and leave the house? (Page 301)

5.           Reread the last paragraph on pages 302-303. What does Katie realize about John Warren’s actions?

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Katie's Trunk" Segment 1 Questions

“Katie’s Trunk” Segment 1 Questions
1.           On page 294, what does Katie’s mama mean when she says “like to sit her down to sew long seams all day and get the goodness straight inside”?
2.           Reread pages 294-296. How has Katie’s community changed? Give examples.
3.        (Page 296) How did Katie feel about being called a “Tory”? How do you know?
4.        (Page 297) Why does Katie rush out of her hiding place?

5.        (Page 295) The author says that mama “shut her lips on the words.” What do you think this means and why do you think mama does this?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?" Segment 1 Questions

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Segment 1 Questions
1.  Reread the last sentence on page 263. What does this say about Paul?
2.  (P. 264) How does the word constantly illustrate/describe the pace of life in Boston at the time?
3.  (P. 264) What is the purpose of the church bells in Boston at this time in history?
4.  What is the author trying to illustrate by continuously saying, “and off he went, hat clapped to his head, coattails flying”?
5.  Reread the first sentence on p. 266. Why was Paul busy doing all of these things?
6.  (P. 267) Why does Paul sometimes make mistakes?
7.  (P. 267) How does life change in Boston beginning in 1765?
8.  (P. 267) Why do you think the secret club is called the “Sons of Liberty”?
9.  (P. 267) Why do you think the Sons of Liberty dressed up like Indians before they dumped the tea in the harbor? What was their intent?

Due tomorrow, January 8th

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Water Cycle Webquest

Use the following link to access the Water Cycle Webquest:

Make sure to answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper. 
  • Explain how the Water Cycle works.
  • Define evaporation.
  • What are the three process that occur to form clouds?
  • What is condensation?
  • List 3 forms of precipitation.
  • Why is the Water Cycle important to life on earth?
Here are more fun websites that will help you to find more information about the Water Cycle: