175 Day Project 2016-2017

  • Post 26

    So in 5th grade we are learning about our history like the Louisiana Purchase, Oregon Trail, presidents and about what they did, and about some of the wars that happened too. It's pretty cool learning about what happened in the past because you...

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  • Post 25

    I think kids need more coding time for these reasons. First as we advance in technology more and more jobs involve coding. Can you think of your favorite video game? Lets say it's Minecraft and you have a mod idea. You can make it with a bit of coding. Did you ever...

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  • Post 24

    As part of our Genius Hour project, we were inspired to make a model of healthy food options to teach kids about how to eat healthy. We are passionate about this because all three of us try to eat healthy food and we want all kids to know about healthy foods. We would like to bring our model to other kids and talk about it or make a video.

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  • Post 23

    I made a new game for my cardboard arcade with other 4th graders (Trey, Daniel, and Brody) during Genius Hour. It is called Rocker Quad and it is awesome!

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  • Post 22

    During ZooEd Friday our second graders had the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet. At first, while removing the foil wrapper, the sounds emitted were groans and gags...

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  • Post 21

    Our class elected a fictional president. Olaf (Republican) against Esmeralda (Democrat). Esmeralda won by the electoral vote, but Olaf won the popular vote. We had a presidential debate. Each person picked two states and their vote...

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  • Post 20

    Today, as citizens of the United States, we learned about the democratic process of elections. Our class was excited to participate in a mock election, knowing that they can't truly vote until...

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  • Post 19

    WOW!!! What a game last night! Did you watch game 7 of the World Series? I cannot believe the Chicago Cubs won by only 1 run!!! I know a secret though...

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  • Post 13

    I have been inspired by Caine's Arcade and I am going to build a card board arcade. Our teachers showed us a video about Caine's Arcade. In the video a boy named Caine made an arcade out of a lot of cardboard boxes...

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  • Post 18

    Dear People, I want to tell you all about SPE Coding Club. It's where children who have a passion for coding and making games can come to learn. There is...

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  • Post 17

    In 4th grade we do this thing called Genius Hour. It is really cool. For our first Genius Hour I am am going to be be making...

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  • Post 16

    Today is our second day of Genius Hour. We love it!! Here are a few things we are doing...

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  • Post 15

    We sent home a letter to our families asking for one white, large sock to help our second grade scientists. Then the following day we told the students that to be a scientist you must be able to wonder and ask questions. The students went to their journals to wonder about...

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  • Post 14

    Sunny Pointe students shine all the time! Thanks to all of our substitutes for filling in when our teachers can't be there.

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  • Post 12

    4th graders had their first visit from BS High School students (Hi-Step)! They enjoyed creating a class web that symbolized how we are all different, but together we are one team!

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  • Post 11

    Today is Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. In 1st grade, we made applesauce.

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  • Post 10

    Attendance is a big deal because learning is a big deal. If students are here, they learn. Thanks to all of the families that get their kids to school on time and get students here when they should be here. Thanks to all of our teachers and staff that make SPE a great place where kids WANT to learn. It takes a village...

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  • Post 9

    There is an 11 year old boy in the 6th grade with autism who used to live in Missouri then moved all the way to New Jersey! They did an assignment where you write...

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  • Post 8

    I was doing math on the computer. I learned how to put tens together with ones. I got to use base ten blocks on the computer like big kids!

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  • Post 7

    4th Grade started jumped head first into science this year by practicing the scientific process while doing a paper flower petal lab. Students had to predict...

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  • Post 6

    4th grade has been busy for the past two weeks doing several science mini-labs. With three ‘Project Lead the Way’ modules this year, we really have to think like scientists. Each of these mini labs focus on a process skill that good scientists use: observe...

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  • Post 5

    Is there anything better than a back-to-school photo booth?

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  • Post 4

    A school community does not occur without a classroom community first. Some teachers call it a web of friendship. Some call this community a classroom family. Others call it their team. Each classroom has unique characteristics and culture, but the foundation...

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  • Post 3

    We took a couple minutes of Readers' Workshop time to remember a classroom favorite author who we lost this week to Cancer. We wrote letters...

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  • Post 2

    Today in 5th grade, we read the book Ish by Peter Reynolds. In the book, a character named Ramon explores becoming an artist. Through his exploration he becomes discouraged when his brother couldn't tell what he was drawing, so he gave up on exploring art. Then, his sister...

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  • Post 1

    The 2016-2017 school year is here and SPE is on fire! Our theme for the school year is: One team. One goal. No limit. There is no denying the enthusiasm, passion, and dedication of our staff as you walk down the halls. These feelings are carrying over to our students. You can feel it throughout the building. There is NO LIMIT on the...

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