We were reading Detective Dog. We answered questions about detective dog. A mouse stole his bone from The Real Thief. We tried to restate the questions and we learned that some answers to some questions are not answered using direct evidence, they are inferred. We used evidence from the story to support our answers. Heather, Breanna, Makayla, Colby, Morgan and Eliot
We've been studying about sounds. Sounds comes from vibrations. The difference between volume and pitch is pitch is how high a sound is, and volume is how loud something is. We learned about how a sound wave moves. We learned that sometimes you can see the things vibrating but sometimes they are so fast or so small you can't see them. We did some experiments and everyone in the class loved it, well mostly everyone in the class did, and we also wrote down what we learned about the stations. We learned that sound moves when atoms hit each other. The louder the volume the more energy is used to make the sound. And we watched a video about sound. We learned that sound travels faster through rock than air because there are more atoms in rock than air and the atoms hit each other and sound goes faster. Phew!!!! Taylor, Ethan N., Morgan, Colby, Tryston, Eliot, Naomi, Makayla and Jared
Our old gym teacher came to visit from her new job. She graduated from state trooper school. Morgan and Fiona
We just watched a video about a kid who was watching the news and he saw that people in Syracuse were homeless and they were getting frostbite and he started a blanket drive and on the first year he got 281 blankets. Then he got 800 in total. After that he was speechless!!!!!! Jared, Tryston and Makayla
We have been studying Native Americans. We learned that the Plains Native Americans used every part of the buffalo. They were not wasters. Different places around North America had different homes because of the natural resources around them. They took buffalo skulls and faced them toward the sun to honor the buffalo spirit. The Native Americans used buffalo skins for clothes. Taylor, Tryston, Naomi, Morgan, Breanna and Colby
Mr .Shenkel is getting married on Sunday and we made a big cake for him on paper. We learned that even if something is slowing you down, you should never give up. He's a kind and nice and funny guy. Makayla
This year the school is doing something called Toys for Tots. It's when students bring in a new unwrapped toy and put it in a big box and the Marine Corps brings those toys to a factory and wraps them and gives them to children in need, and we get to go shopping with them. Sergeant Jones, a teacher at HCS, came and talked to us about it. We learned to help children in need and make them feel good and get something for Christmas. We also made trains and they are in a big area in school. Morgan, Ethan N. and Makayla
At the concert, Mr. Ellis messed up on purpose about three or four times.