Thursday, December 15, 2016
Guys this is Trevor's famous quote: “I LOVE SNOW!!”
This is mine: “It's not wanting to win that makes you a winner--it's refusing to fail.”
This is Willa's: “Soccer rules!”
Well that's our famous quotes! What's yours? Leave it in the comments below!
Wait hold it this is my second: “GO PATRIOTS!!!!”
I hate to say it but goodbye
Things You Need To Know:
This week the whole school has been practicing circus stuff like balancing peacock feathers on our hands, feet, foreheads, and chins. Some of the classes were balancing spinning plates on sticks or balancing flower sticks. Some of the older grades are even juggling!!! We have a performance tonight at 6:15 p.m.. Students have to be there by 6:00 p.m.. We all hope you are there!!
Football and soccer have been canceled because of the snow.
The new Star Wars movie Rogue One is officially out in theaters today!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Welcome back boys and girls. Zach has been sick for 5 days! He's back today. The flu has been going around. But anyways we have computer library today. Not much has been going on. OH, we have been learning when to put an apostrophe in a word. We learned most of it in this book.📕˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃˃ ˃ ˃˃˃
In math, we have been doing times and division .
MATH: WE SWITCHED BACK TO MULTIPLICATION. “NOTICE HOW THEY'RE SIMILAR,” SAID MS. SCOTT “THAT WILL HELP YOU.”
SPORTS: FOOTBALL DOES NOT HAVE THE FIELD, DUE TO SNOW. MAY THE SOCCER BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!⚽️
THINGS PEAPLE SAY:
“UGGG! WHY WONT THE COMPUTER LISTEN!!!!” -MORIAH
“BOB IN A TREE” -ABBY
“I ALWAYS LIKE READING THE BLOG.” -MS. SCOTT
“HAVE A HEADACHE!” -CAELAN
“SNOW IS AWESOME!!” -TREVOR
“STUPID COMPUTER!!!!” MORIAH
“I APPRECIATE HOW MUCH HARD WORK GOES INTO THE BLOG.” -MS. BAILEY
“EGG MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” -SAM
Monday, December 5, 2016
WRITING:WE WROTE JOB APPLICATION LETTERS TODAY.I APPLIED FOR BLOGGER!!!!😄
⚽️SPORTS: SOCCER NEEDS SUPPORT!!!😐FOOTBALL, IN A BAD WAY HAS TAKEN OVER THE FIELD!!!!👄💅🏿
CAELAN QUOTES, "SOCCER WILL NEVER HAVE THE FIELD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”😱
CAELAN QUOTES, "SOCCER WILL NEVER HAVE THE FIELD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”😱
Friday, December 2, 2016
Hi I know it’s been a long time but a lot of stuff happened. But anyways you probably got the paper that said what we’re doing in math…right? If some reason you didn't, we’re working with times and division and their similarities.
Moving on to WRITING we have been publishing stories that we worked really hard on. It’s a small moment story. HOPE YOU ENJOY!
Also in math we worked with left overs.
We signed up for different jobs. I hope I get the one I want.🙄
GUYS THIS MIGHT BE MY LAST BLOGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OH by the way….. football still has the field. If you read Willa’s blog and it says "SOCCER RULES," WELL DON’T LISTEN. FOOTBALL IS THE 🏈THE BEST🏈P.S READ EMMETT'S BLOG. IT'S GOOD!
UNICEF: WE RAISED 239.51 DOLLARS!!!!😋
THAT CAN FEED A VILLAGE!
MATH: WE ARE IN OUR DIVISION UNIT. “DIVISION,” SAID TREVOR M. AND EMMETT S., “IS MULTIPLICATION JUST FLIPPED AROUND, BASICALLY.”
WRITING: WE ARE PUBLISHING SMALL MOMENT STORIES. “YOU NEED TO DESCRIBE.” SAID MS. BAILEY.
WANTED: ELIJAH FOR NOT HANDING OVER THE STAR WARS SHIRT.
STAR WARS: A NEW MOVIE, CALLED ROUGE ONE, IS COMING OUT DEC. 16 2016. I HOPE IT’S GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!⚽️
Thursday, December 1, 2016
In science we are studying ELECTRICITY. We made lightbulbs, figured out how to make a lightbulb light up with only three materials,and learned some interesting facts. We also learned what CONDUCTOR and INSULATOR mean. A CONDUCTOR is something that lets ELECTRICITY flow through it. A INSULATOR is something that does not let ELECTRICITY flow through it. A FILAMENT is what connects the wires in the lightbulb.
Monday, November 7, 2016
In writing we have been doing small moment stories. I get to blog in writing sometimes. Anyways moving on to… FOOTBALL!!!
In football we had a close game 14-21. Team 1 made a comeback losing 14-0 and making a comeback to win it 14-21.
MATH: In math we have been continuing graphing and also continuing…
range pretty cool.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
SPORTS: TEAM 1 lost today 14-21 same as yesterday. Caelan+Elijah had a good game back from injury. THIS is Caelan Elijah breaking NEWS sports.
Math: We had dream box two times in a row.
Writing: In writing we have been doing small moment stories. I did one about football. Anyways I hope we can go outside for writing. Can we Ms. Scott?
STICK AROUND FOR MORE CALAN ELIJAH SPORTS.
Sports: Team 1 lost yesterday 14-21. Today will be interesting. Caelan and Elijah will be back from injury.
Moving on to NFL news: Patriots won 16-27. WE will catch you up on more news.
This is a short news but stick around for more CAELAN, ELIJAH SPORTS.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Hello! Yesterday we got to measure 1st
graders. Today we have 15 minutes of extra recess.
Charlie was MVP Q.B. yesterday but overall it's Caelan or Luke. PUNTER its definitely Luke.
This is a short newspaper but stick around for more at Shutesbury school website/blog 4th grade.
Sports: Charlie is back from a hand injury and football has taken over the field.
Soccer kids are still fighting for it but the football kids won't let that happen!
90% of people want to play football and 10% of people want to play soccer. Will it stay this way or will it change? Stick around for more Caelan Elijah sports.
MATH: We have started a new unit on graphs. We have learned what a bar graph
and a line plot are. We even got to eat raisins! We are measuring 1st graders today (Oct. 19, 2016) and I hope they are tall. We haven't got too far in math pages.
WRITING: I like writing myself how about you? Anyways we had to write a small moment story. I wrote a story about my first touchdown.
Sports: Football has taken over again. Soccer has died.
Math: WE HAVE STARTED OUR GRAPH UNIT. It is so much fun and yummy. My favorite graph is a bar graph. My next favorite is a line plot. We get to measure people.
Reading: Reading is fun because you get to read for half an hour (or more) each day.
Writing: We get to work on our writing skills and small moment story.
Good night America!
Good night America!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Recently, we got snails to eat the algae in our class fish tank. They were excellent at keeping the tank nice and clean. Their names were: Bob,Sunny, Tiger, and Shnaily. Their jobs were to clean; they were the power cleaners. One beautiful morning in the tank, the fish caretaker spotted an uneasy sight. Bob was upside down. He was brought out to be inspected. He smelled awful and didn’t move. So he was brought outside and buried. The loss seemed to affect the others. Shnaily couldn’t take it. He never ate from his sadness, and sadly died a week later. The others were torn, but stayed strong longer than Shnaily had. About two weeks later, Sunny passed. Leaving Tiger to fend for himself.
by The Electricians: Declan, and Arin
with guest speakers: Cedar and Alex
Quote by Cedar!
We’re back after a long absence to give you the longest and most edge-of-your-seat electricity blog yet! Did Queen Scarlet eat us again? I hope not.
We were making flashlights last time, and now we have moved on to solar experiments with motors, buzzers, LED’s, and of course, amazingly awesome solar cells. See pictures below for the full scoop on what happened. And also read the rest, because believe me, you won’t understand a thing if you don’t.
Alex — Researcher at the Shutesbury Academy for Experienced Electricians (solar group)
Cedar — Wise scientist from the Gradefour School of Solar Powered People
Alex says in his lengthened explanation about what happened today, “Today we used solar panels to power different things like the buzzer, the fan/motor, the LED, and multimeter that told how much volts we’re creating.”
Arin says, looking back on past blog excitements and comparing them with this one, “I’ve really never seen any mode of energy compared with this one in what it can do for the environment and electricity.”
Let’s look at some of the other kinds of sources of electricity that the Electricians would never agree with.
Nuclear, coal, oil, and other fossil fuels are things that can really harm the environment and us. “It was really fun to power things with clean energy that produces no emissions,” says Declan, who is like, the person who you should go to when you want a good persuasive essay on why those are “REALLY, VERY BAD” fuels.
Today we looked at a fountain that was powered by a large solar cell. The little spout that returned the water and put it out again was connected by wires to, technically, the sun.
Now let’s look at all of the kinds of sources of electricity that the Electricians do agree with.
Wind, biomass (a little), hydro, ocean, and SOLAR!!!!!!!!
Next week we will talk about the town that we are making, powered by solar and wind.
“Solar panels can produce a LOT of energy,”
--Cedar, electrician of the week
Friday, January 29, 2016
Today during MindUp we practiced being mindful of our sense of smell and learned how this sense is connected to emotions and memories. We had 8 mystery smell canisters that students silently sniffed and then wrote reflections about. They tried to figure out the source of each smell, and also noted what feelings or memories a smell brought up. As you might imagine, there were some crowd-favorite smells (pine, citrus peel, coffee grinds, mint toothpaste) and some that almost cleared the room (raw garlic, wasabi). It was a scent-sational experience!
“I learned that smell brings back memories. If you smell something like, for example your grandma’s perfume, it reminds you of your grandma.”
Friday, January 22, 2016
special flashlight edition!!!
by Josh, Declan and Arin
Electrician of the week is JOSH!!
We haven’t written in soooo long! Did Queen Scarlet melt us or something??? I thought she was dead… okay, getting off topic here, time for electricity…
Last week, Ms. Scott gave us some exciting news, we were making our own flashlights! We made the switches using instructions from Ms. Scott and a book! This week, we expanded. We actually made the flashlights. There were a variety of materials that people used for their flashlight outside, including legos, UNICEF boxes, cardboard and construction paper.
For this, we’ll focus on two flashlights, the I.C.LIGHT and the ReadingPro. The I.C.LIGHT was made by Declan and Arin, the ReadingPro was made by Josh and Levi! The I.C.LIGHT model is one UNICEF box and tinfoil and clear plastic covering the front. It uses two D batteries and one bulb.
The ReadingPro model uses two UNICEF boxes with clear plastic reflecting off the front. This model uses two D batteries and one bulb. Both the I.C.LIGHT and the ReadingPro can be used to read in a dark area.
Putting together all of our studies to make this amazing thing was an exciting thing to do!!!
Another model we will share is the QuadrupleAA.PLUS. This model was made by Taikoda, and is a very strong and unique one. It uses 4 Double-A batteries and one bulb. The bulb is covered in tinfoil. Tai’s case was made of LEGOS and had the strongest (and craziest) glare of all.
And now… the quote…
“Electricity’s always fun, but it’s not always simple!!!”
Friday, January 8, 2016
In 4th grade every friday we do an activity called MindUP. Mind Up is a time that we calm our amygdalas down with mindfulness. The amygdala is part of your brain. Its job is to protect you from danger and from doing not right things. It's like your security guard. But it also stresses you out. For example, if you are walking on a trail and you see a rattle snake that you weren't expecting, your amygdala would have a freak out.
It's just like a snow globe. When you shake a snow globe you can't see anything clearly. But when you put the snow globe down you can see inside. The snow globe is like your amygdala. When you see a rattle snake, it's like the snow globe got shaken up. When that happens, your job is to calm it down until you can see the picture inside.
by Arin, Declan and Josh
Electrician of the week is ARIN!!
“So on Monday, we built a filament out of silver nichrome wire!” says Declan, remembering this cool day. “We awesome cause we make filament,” says Josh (geez, stop being funny!) In case you don’t know what a filament is, it’s that little wire inside of an incandescent bulb! And in case you don’t know what an incandescent bulb is, it’s:
Below, there is a diagram of the circuit we made to use the filament with. Red clay held the wires together to stand up as we wound silver nichrome wire around the two standing-up-like wires. Then, we connected the last bit. The silver nichrome wire glowed! We all felt like we were actually creating a lightbulb!
And then, today, we looked at two different kinds of circuits. Series and parallel. Two batteries and one bulb. We predicted which one would be brighter, and why? Turns out, against most of our guesses, the series circuit was the brightest!
Now, after months of talking talking nonstop talking, it’s time for… MORE TALKING! No, the quote…
“In a parallel circuit, electricity has two paths, one from each battery. Therefore, it will have the brightness of one battery, and a longer life span”
Next week, we’re starting to make switches and flashlights. Stay tuned…
Thursday, January 7, 2016
By Alex and Declan and Joshua
Rhinos are in danger from poachers in South Africa because some people want their horns. They think it’s a good medicine but you can still help save them by making signs or posters and educate people about how to protect rhinos. There is also a group of women who are trying to save Rhinos by patrolling the national wildlife reserves. Poaching is horrible and it’s against the law. It needs to be stopped otherwise there won’t be any rhinos left on earth. One species, the Northern White Rhino has only 4 of them left in the world. People want their horns because they think it’s a good medicine but scientists have no proof that it does anything and here is a list of ways you can help save rhinos.
1. By making posters and signs and putting them around your neighborhood.
2. Send emails or letters to alert friends and family members about what poachers are doing to rhinos.
3. Give money to organizations that help save rhinos like savetherhino.org .
For more rhino info look at these websites
Thank you for reading this and we hope you can help.
Images from savetherhino.org