Monday, November 30, 2009

Creative ideas can solve problems or answer questions. When are creative ideas good? When are they bad? Creative ideas that help you with a science question are good. A good creative idea is to figure out how to fix you broken truck. If your car runs out of gas, you would need to think of a way to fix it. A creative idea could be bad if you break the rules while doing it. It could be bad if you hurt someone or something. It would be bad if you use illegal things. It would be bad if you tore up other people's property.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Watch someone use a cell phone or send an e-mail. Science makes keeping in touch easy. How many ways can we communicate? Phoebe says we can use email. Brandon says that, too. Kendra is going to text to keep in touch. Riley will write a note. Hannah will write a letter to a friend. Ethan will call them on the phone. Jeffrey will write them a letter that tells something that you like about them. Macy will talk to them. Michaela will send them cards on their birthday. Isaac says you can send flowers to someone.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today we will read about some farmers. They have a problem with mice in their fields. One farmer has a smart idea for getting rid of the mice. What do you think is a smart idea? Ethan thinks the farmers should use mouse traps with cheese. Hannah wants the farmers to get cats so the cats can catch the mice. Mikey knows the cats will chase after the mice and the farmer won't have to chase after them. Jeffrey would put poison in his field to kill the mice. Sarah wants the farmers to get a box with poison pebbles in it to get rid of the mice.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thanksgiving Traditions

Today we will read about a holiday celebration. We will read about what a group of animals does on Thanksgiving day. What do you usually do on Thanksgiving?
Jeffrey celebrates by decorating the table and eating turkey. Brandon's family has a really big celebration with a lot of food. Riley's family goes to her grandmother's house and they bring food to eat. Hannah's family eats turkey and then plays outside. Shelby's family goes to the cabin for Thanksgiving. Isaac's family decorates the house with turkeys. Peyton's family goes to his grandma's house and then he rides his scooter. Kendra's family goes to her uncle's house. Scotty's family goes to his mamaw's and papaw's house. Michaela spends time with her family. After Ethan's family eats, he and his cousins go outside to play. He likes to see who can roll down the hill the fastest. Phoebe's family goes to Fatz for Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holidays are a pleasant time when people gather together to celebrate. How can we contribute to a celebration? Michaela says that she can carve pumpkins. Brandon is going to have lots of things to eat. Scotty is going to give things to others. Riley is going to paint eggs. Sarah is going to put decorations on trees. Phoebe is going to give gifts. Ethan is going to hit the pinata for a birthday celebration. Macy says you could dress up. Jeffrey is going to eat turkey on Thanksgiving.