Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fact or Fib

This week we started reading Nonfiction. We spent a lesson this week working on finding the most important facts in a story. Students took notes while they stumbled upon an important idea. Finally, they chose their top 4 to create a fact or fib on a notecard about each fact. Below are a few of the facts the students learned. Our brains were overflowing with knowledge about each topic we read. Great job Readers!

*The forehead and lower jaw play a part in echolocation.

*Ancient people only knew of 5 planets.

*Insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, ticks are all examples of arthropods.

*People use tanks to control uproars and crowds.

* Adelie penguins make loud squawking sounds.

*Reefs are covered by coral polyps.

*In 1861  Captain Jenks was shown off in Boston and New York.

* The odor of flowers is the oily substance.

*Orville Wright was born in 1871.

*Lightning strikes in hotter places.

*Sound makes things vibrate.

*Your body is made of many cells.

*Otters are excellent fishers.

*Long ago many people were interested in flying.

*A group of animals has backbones.

*148 tornadoes  raced across 13 states.

*Rattlesnakes eat 6 times a year.

*The polar regions extend for over 1,200 miles around the North Pole.

*The nucleus of an atom is in the center.

*Most earthquakes are too small to notice.

*The saguro cactus can live up to 200 yrs.

*Ben Franklin saved the town.

*Magnets attrack metal objects.

*The oldest maps are from the Ancient Desert Kingdom and made of clay.

*The female lion does most of the hunting.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Timeline Project

Parents, if you are comfortable with computers, here is a great alternative for your child's timeline project. You can go online to the website It is very user friendly. Our previous children had alot of fun working on it with their parents. When the timeline in finished, just email it to me at We will then view it as a class during presentations. If you perfer having your child do it with construction paper, we will be happy to provide the needed paper for them. We hope that you all have enjoyed these projects. The children are so proud to share them with the class. Thank you for all of your support.