Last week was a busy and very productive week!   
We are polishing our performance for May Day.   See if your child can show you the dance moves to the Molokai Slide.  We also celebrated  Poetry Month and Earth Day by learning about Haiku poetry.  Poems are on display in the classroom, many students are publishing their haiku poem on their blog.  
The students also worked very hard on their summative assessments for our Commotion in the Ocean Unit.  Students took their research and synthesized it to create a colorful and informative magazine in the style of Time for Kids.  I am so proud of the time and effort that they have put into their magazines!  We will finish up tomorrow  and students will be bringing these home at the end of the week.  

Exciting Skype Sessions

We have had two very exciting Skype sessions.  We skyped Bryan Chick, author of The Secret Zoo.  He was so generous with his time, spending 30 minutes answering all of our questions.  You can read about this skype session on our Skype Bulletin Board in the classroom. 

On Friday we had another exciting Mystery Skype Session. 
When we connected with our Mystery School we discovered that it was their lunch time and it was just 8:15 here in Hawaii, this was our first clue! 
Here are the rest of their clues-
1.  We are in Canada.
2.  We live in a province. 
3.  We see grizzly bears.
4.  We like to ski and hike.
5.  We live in the very first national park in Canada.  
We were very excited that this school was located in Canada.  It is our first school that is outside of the U.S. and Jack is moving to Canada this summer.  We looked at maps and books about Canada and figured out the province and the town where this school is located.  
We also learned a lot about Canada.  
Did you know that Canada is the second largest country in the world?  
There are 10 provinces in Canada.  A province is like a state in the U.S. 
They speak English and French in Canada.   
We have another skype session with this school to confirm our research.
Do you know where this mystery school is located?  
Go to our Mystery Skype Schools page at the top of the class blog to find out.   


Ms. Feist
04/29/2013 1:47pm

We just checked your blog. It is fun to read about our class on another blog! The mystery skype was fun.

Mrs. Thomas
04/30/2013 9:03am

We had a blast skyping with your class! We learned so much about Canada. We have quite a few students who love to ski and snowboard, they think you are lucky to have all of that snow!


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