It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering another opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Gummy Bear Challenge.
Breakout EDU brings gaming to our classroom. Breakout sessions present players with a challenge that encourages teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting.
The Spyder Heist challenge includes graphing, patterning, converting, and critical reading.
Let’s continue using these skills when solving mysteries, logic puzzles, riddles and online Breakout sessions.
(When you type in your name to the google form, please use “McBride” as your last name.)
On Tuesday and Friday, please wear blue. As a school community, we are going to show our support for Autism Awareness and our monthly assembly, Respect! This is a great time to show respect for others and others diagnosed with Autism.
What else can you do? Please visit Mrs. McBride’s website for further details – Blue for Autism.
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.
Now try these shapes…Four Piece Tangram Puzzles
The Iditarod has been called the “Last Great Race on Earth” for a good reason. It is a sled dog race that starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends over 1,000 miles away in Nome. The landscape is treacherous, and the weather is unforgiving. This race serves to memorialize all the things sled dogs have done in history and for the people of Alaska, but part of the trail raced today is the historical trail mushers used to bring life-saving medicine to Nome during an epidemic of diphtheria in 1925.
Select a musher that you believe will win. Leave a comment with his/her name on this blog. If someone already chose that musher, you must select a different one. The fastest time of all the mushers selected will win a prize. Good Luck, Mushers!
- If you are interested in learning about the dogs used to pull the sleds over the 1100 mile Iditarod course, check out the American Kennel Club and find out more information about Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies.
- Scholastic Iditarod resources include information on the history of the race and history of Alaska in general.
The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. It is one of the most popular puzzles in the world. Tangrams are an excellent way to increase mental and visual skills.
How to make your own…
Try these tangram puzzles online.
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.
A Found Poem is where you borrow, or “rent” an author’s words from a song, poem, or book, and create your own poem.
The awesome thing about found poetry is that there are no rules. Found poems take existing texts and refashion them and present them as poems. (Example)
- Read the excerpt from your chapter.
- Look for the beautiful language.
- Think about the message you want to convey about your story.
- Highlight words or phrases that you might want.
- Record these words on your Found Poem planning page.
- Rearrange your words to convey a message in a poem.
- Add your poem to this blog post.