Sunday, March 26, 2017

Learning About Google Drive

   Mr. Charltray, our technology integrator, came to our classroom to teach us how to access and       organize our own personal Google Drive accounts, which will stay with us as long as we are in the Cape Elizabeth school system.

Building with Solids

    In science, we're beginning to learn about solids and liquids. As part of our exploration of the 
    properties of solids (particularly flexibility vs. rigidity as well as shape), we teamed up to build
    towers using a specified set of solid objects.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Storytelling with Len Cabral

On Thursday, renowned storyteller Len Cabral visited Pond Cove School. We were all mesmerized by his storytelling.

 On Friday, Len Cabral came to our classroom! First, he told us a story about a Leprechaun.

                               Then, he helped us act out Jack and the Beanstalk. Names were drawn
                               at random, which makes the casting pretty amusing.

                               Jack (in red shirt) takes leave of his mother (in green hat).

Jack takes two cows to market.

The beanstalk grows . . . 

                                           and grows . . .

                                          And grows!

Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum!  Enter the giant!

Jack makes off with the goose that lays the golden eggs, while the
 giant's wife looks on.

                                 The giant plays the golden harp.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Chinese Music

                               Today Mr. Charltray and Mrs. Bean taught us about Chinese music. 
                               We learned that Chinese music incorporates the concepts of yin and yang
                                and that it based on a pentatonic scale. We saw short videos of people
                                playing traditional Chinese instruments.
                                         Another day, we will create our own Chinese music using 
                                Garage Band.

Chinese Numbers

                                With the help of a short video and a classmate who speaks some Mandarin,
                                we learned to say and write the numbers from 1 to 12 in Chinese!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dr. Seuss/Crazy Hat Day

Today we donned crazy hats, completed Seuss-inspired Mad Libs, read Dr. Seuss books, and performed readers' theater plays of Dr. Seuss books.

Visiting China

Yesterday we went on a sightseeing tour of China! We traveled up to the Creation Station (aka the computer lab), where we used Google Earth to explore China.

We also used virtual reality goggles to take a tour of the Great Wall of China,
 narrated by Mr. Charltray.