Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Four Senses

We all know there are five senses, but in Science class today we only used four of them.  Yesterday we started our new unit on powders and crystals.  Today we used our sense of touch, smell, sound, and sight to describe six different powders and crystals.  The powders and crystals were a mystery because our teacher didn't tell us what they were.

We had to use our four senses to observe the differences and similarities between the six powders and crystals.  We didn't use our sense of taste because we didn't know what the powders and crystals were. It wouldn't be safe to taste something that is a mystery....especially in Science class.

We can't wait to find out the names of the six powders and crystals.

Your student bloggers, 
Class of 2023

Monday, October 13, 2014

Something to 'Tweet' About

Last week I was introduced to the Global Read Aloud project.  Schools around the world are connecting their students by reading the same book.  There were several books to choose from.  We are reading The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm. 

Teachers are asked to follow a suggested reading schedule so we all read the same chapters each day.  After reading today's chapters we jumped on Twitter for the first time.  Prior to posting we discussed Twitter safety and general social media safety.

We responded to several tweets posted by another fourth grade class. 

We also tweeted our own predictions about the next chapter.

We were THRILLED to see a class from Brazil connect with us through Twitter.  Who would have thought a simple tweet would lead to a global connection.  This truly shows the power and speed of social media.

 This week....more chapters, more tweets, and more global connections.

Mrs. Lynch