Short Week Again!

9/21 through 9/25

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Celebrating a Holy Day! by Jack

This is the holiest day of the Jewish Calendar. As a family we follow many traditions.

One of the traditions is to break the fast. We have to fast for from sundown to sundown, but because I am a kid I do not have to fast. When the sun went down we gathered at the kitchen table so we could break the fast. We ate chicken, apples and matzah ball soup. I enjoy these special holidays with my family.

Using the Outdoor Classroom! By John

This week in science, we went to the outdoor classroom. The outdoor classroom is not really a classroom, it just has a few benches and table tops.

The reason we went to the outdoor classroom is to take make observations about our surroundings. I saw a grasshopper and found a lot of poison ivy. I saw all kinds of tree and some even had some vines growing up the tree trunk. I hope our science class has a chance to ues the outdoor classroom again

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Is it a music box or elves? by Zi Rui

This week we start reading a book called Tuck Everlasting By Natalie Babbitt. In the book the main character, Winnie, heard music coming from the woods. Granny said, "It's elf music and there are elves in the forest." But Winnie didn't believe it and thought it was coming from a music box. The strange thing is Granny has heard it before and not just a few weeks ago, but few years ago. The next day Winnie went searching for it in the woods.
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Panda Cam and Observations! by Christian

In language arts we are observing pandas, so we can get better at making observations. We are also writing a research report together on pandas. We are watching two pandas in particular, Mei Xiang and the baby cub, who was recently named Bei Bei. Will fill out a special form about who we see and what they are doing in the live webcam.

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Baby Panda Named!! by Michael

Bei Bei!

Mei Xiang’s baby panda cub has a name, Bei Bei. Bei Bei means ,” precious, treasure” in Mandarin Chinese. Our First Lady of the United States , Michelle Obama, and First Lady of the People’s Republic of China, Peng Liyuan named the cub. Mrs. Obama named the cub in celebration of the state visit and as a special honor for the cub. Our class has been watching the cub and his mom for about a week now and we are so excited he has a name.

FUN FACT- In China, the tradition is to wait 100 days to name their babies. American zoo have continued the custom for their adorable guest and wait 100 days to name them.

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Factor Trees! by Hailey and Monserrat

This week in math we learned about prime factorization to find the factors of a number.We used factor trees to find the longest string of prime numbers.

Some examples of prime factorization are 2,3,5,7,11,13

The smallest prime factor is 2 and it is also an even number. It can also be 3, 5, 7.

Exponent: A number that indicates how many times a number or expression is to be multiplied by itself.

Ex: 2 * 2 * 2 = 8

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Arcademics Skill Builder- math and fun together! by Ben

Arcademics is a very fun website.Some of the games are alien addition,space race,swimming otters and word frog. Some of the subjects that you can practice are spelling,typing,addition,money and fractions. It’s for grades 1,2,3,4,5,and 6. My favorite game on here is alien addition.

We Missed you today Gage!!! Hope you feel better!!!!