## Archive forJanuary, 2014

### Silly Putty Experiment

This is our Silly Putty experiment. We mixed corn starch with water and then added food coloring at the end. The silly putty was very messy. Click here to watch my latest lesson about my Silly Putty Experiment

### Mixtures and Solutions

Our science unit for a long time was Mixtures and Solutions. We studied a lot of different things, like different chemicals and chemical formulas, substances, and of course, we did a lot of experiments on different mixtures and solutions. I learned the vocabulary by doing experiments and using different apps. We used Padlet, a website […]

### Book Trailer

Your browser does not support the video tag This is my book club trailer. First, we would read a book. The book we read was called Maniac Magee. But it would take a few weeks. Then after we read the book, we would make a trailer.

### Unit 3 Math

I think my favorite unit of all was Unit 3: Geometry. For me, it was the most fun and challenging one. We worked on tessellations, angles, triangles, polygons, etc. I didn’t like tessellations, though. It was hard to fit the pieces, like the plastic polygons, together when i was chasing without moving them apart. But […]

### Unit 4 Math Reflection

Unit 4 in math was all about division. At first, I was worried about it. I didn’t know much about division. But then as the unit went on, I got Better and better. The first test was kind of hard, but when we did it again, I got more answers correct. The best strategy or […]

### Tesselations

A tessellation is a pattern with parts that fit together. If a pattern tessellates that means it’s a pattern with shapes that fit perfectly with no holes or cracks In between. When we worked on geometry, we studied M. C. Escher. He was famous for his tessellations. We also took pictures and found examples.

### Ruby Holler

In our class 5B, we read the book Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech. It was about 2 orphaned kids who go to live in a place called Ruby Holler with an old couple and they try to adjust to their new life. I enjoyed the book. I thought there was a lot of detail. The […]