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Archive for February, 2010

So what are your thoughts on making flipcharts?  You have now interacted with the inspire software.  What are your thoughts?  What did you do to set your flipchart apart from everyone elses?

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So how do you all like the Science Centers?  For those of you who haven’t gotten to all of them yet here is what you have to look forward to:

Interacting with the ActivBoard/completing guided questions-without Mrs. Alvey

Play-Doh Art-making an example of conduction, convection, and radiation-then use the digital camera or your phone to take a picture of your groups materpiece

iPod video-This video discussed the Coriolis Effect-which we will get into next week

Computer Center-defining your last four vocab words and adding illustrations if wanted and locating a current event.  Your event must include one of the following topics:

Ocean Currents






And last but not least small group with Mrs. Alvey-here we will be discussing more in depth how to go about annotating the text.

Now that you have finished 2 of the 5 centers what do you think so far?  Would you want to do something like this again? What other activities could we include in our centers?

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As many of you have heard this morning as you entered the school building Gresham Middle School has suffered a great loss today.  I know that at times we all deal with certain situations that are difficult in our life.  If you would like to take a moment to write how you are feeling this is totally fine.  You don’t have to put your name.  Allow this blog to be your support system as we deal with this great loss.

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If you find a current event on the web or in the newspaper and would like to share it with our team please post it here.  I would love to turn this blog over to you all and let you be the ones in charge of the postings.  So lets see what you’ve got.  Bring on the current events!!!!!

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Hey guys,

I have a special visitor coming to your class on February 22 and 23.  So get ready to be amazed.  Paul, is a former Science teacher who now works for the company that makes  Promethean Activboards.  He is going to teach you how to create your very own flipchart.   I can’t wait to see what you all create.

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