February 2019

February was full of excitement.

Valentine’s Day, Meals on Wheels Dental Care Bags, Rockland Read-In, No Trash Lunch Day, Magical Amaryllis Plants, Community Orchestra, Sharing Our Finished Writing Pieces with Peers

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January 2019

Here are a few highlights from January activities in room 407. We finalized our feature articles and began our literary essay unit. Testing soil conditions and trying out physical models of Tar Puls helped us act as geotechnical engineers to determine the best location for construction of this type of bridge in a community in Nepal. The same month that we were exploring the site for constructing a bridge, we witnessed the demolition of part of our own Tappan Zee Bridge. Quizlet Live is a favorite way of preparing for tests. Finally, we earned a Game Day, which helped strengthen our bonds with each other, too.

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March Word of Month – Integrity

Green with Integrity!

  • Integrity is the quality of being honest, having strong moral principles and total sincerity.
  • Honesty is often viewed as saying the right thing and integrity is doing the right thing.
  • Oprah Winfrey states, “Real integrity is doing the right thin knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

Read and listen to our book of the month, Mr. Peabody’s Apples.

In the story, Tommy realizes the damage he has caused to Mr. Peabody. He says, “I have a lot of work to do.” Pretend you are Tommy and write an apology to Mr. Peabody which explains how Tommy plans to amend what he has done.

 

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD.) “It is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.  Down Syndrome International (DSI) encourages friends all over the world to raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”

Rock Your Socks tomorrow March 21st to show your support.  Visit Mrs.McBride’s website for more information.

Genius Hour

The students in our class had a chance to share their interests with our class through our “genius hour” share periods. Many students created slide presentations over the weekend to present along with hands-on activities. Here are a few of our students sharing their special interests.

 

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