Hi! My name is Austin. I am in second grade in Mrs. Freeman's class at Schoreder Elementary School. My favorite subject is writing because you can write whatever you want. You can write from your imagination, you can write information, you can write fantasy books and all the other types of books. My favorite sport is swimming. That's because in all the other ones you have to do too much work and you don't get to have fun in the water. It can also save your life. For example, if your boat got crashed, you could swim to the shore. My favorite book is Geronimo Stilton. He is really funny and he always makes up really funny words. He has a lot of good adventures. For example, mystery ones, ones that have to do with sports, and just plain ones. Some of the books are fantasy, but the fantasy ones are thick - really thick! The fantasy ones are about three hundred pages. I am a Chinese person, and I was born in 2005. Let's see, what else can I add? I play the piano. The piano is a really famous instrument, but it costs a lot. And it weighs a lot. A lot of composers play the piano. Once I interviewed my dad with his iPhone, but I wasn't in the video. We've been to a lot of good places, like the Great Wall of China; Chicago; Boston, Massachusetts; and a lot more. I'm good at a lot of sports. One of them is skiing. I'm usually quicker than my brother. I like playing chess. Once I beat my brother - he's in fifth grade. That's all for now!
Today, we went around the world! It was the Schroeder World Tour, and we got to visit nine different countries. We learned about the languages people speak in those countries and what they do for fun. In South Korea, we learned what animal we are, depending on what year we were born. In Turkey, we got to see calligraphy. In Spain, we learned about bullfighting and dancing. In the United States, we visited Mt. Rushmore. Can you believe it? And we got to do and see a lot more than that, too - without even leaving Schroeder!
Hi there! My name is Ike LaRue. This week I
came to Mrs. Freeman's class, and they were the worst audience I've ever seen in my life! Can you believe it? Mrs. Freeman blamed it on me, and she sent me to the principal's office! What kind of place is this, a school or a prison? Apparently, there's some kind of ridiculous rule about no dogs being allowed in school, and that guy kicked me right out! That was some bad luck for me, and I never saw that class again. At least I managed to get some food from the cafeteria on my way out!
Ike (the dog)
p.s. If you want to read a spectacularly awesome book, look up Dear Mrs. LaRue, by Mark Teague.
Hi, my name is Jason. I am good at basketball and like to swim. I also like school. My favorite subject is science. I also have one sister that also goes to Schroeder. I like reading, writing, and math. In my fish tank, I have one fish (Biscuit) and a snail named Bob. And now you know a little about me.
What do you know about weather? Are there any interesting facts you've learned lately? Read in a book? Heard on the news? Talked about with your family?
Today in class some kids shared amazing facts like:
Lightning strikes the Empire State Building 100 times each year!
A tsunami in one place can cause a hurricane far away!
When warm and cold air meet, they can make a twister!
Leave your interesting facts or questions in the comments below. Let's see how much weather knowledge we have when we put it all together and share!
Guess what? We are doing Book Clubs again. But this time, we are studying different characters. We like it because we have lots of things to do during book clubs. We can do listening centers, eat our snacks, and work on our writing when we aren't meeting with our book club. Today, we learned about character traits, like brave, silly, shy, kind, stubborn, and even more. We learned that character traits are different than feelings. Feelings come and go, but a character trait is how the character usually is.
Hi! I'm Clare. I'm eight years old, and I like pizza and ice cream. My favorite color is pink. I have a sister, and she is six years old. We like to play dolls together. I like being a big sister because it's fun. I also have two pets, a dog and a fish. I'm good at jump roping and swimming. My favorite holiday is Christmas, and my favorite subject in school is music. And that's all about me!
Hi, we're back again. But, this time, we just came back from a trip into... history!!! We've been learning about the history of our city, Troy! Before the pioneers came here, Michigan was not the same as it is today. It was like a swampy forest. Can you believe it? Right where you are standing (or sitting) was once an enormous swampy forest. Then, people started to come here because they could get cheap land to farm. But, we are learning that life was hard back then. Today, we went on a journey back in time, through the Erie Canal, across Lake Erie, and through the woods to Troy in 1836. We each had a job that brought us here, and we acted out our jobs for the class. Then, we answered questions about how we got here and what life was like for us. And that's how we traveled back in time!
Today a mystery guest came to our class. We did super cool science experiments all about sound! We learned that sound is vibrations in the air. We even got to make an eardrum and see how the sounds bounce off of it. We made a "roaring cup" too - and we got to keep them! Ask us to show you how it works!
Can you believe that we wrestled at school? But don't worry, it was air wrestling, not real wrestling! We did it using plastic syringes and plastic tubing. First, we experimented with pushing air out of the syringe by pushing in the plunger. Then, we hooked two syringes together with plastic tubing. When we both pushed on a syringe at the same time, it was harder to get the plunger down. In fact, if one person pushed really hard, the other person's syringe went up, not down! Sometimes, it even popped right off!! We learned that this is because of air pressure. When we pushed the plungers on both syringes, we were squeezing, or compressing the air. When air is compressed, it is under pressure!
This blog is maintained as a collaboration between all students and myself. Each week, one student has the classroom job of "Blogger". That student helps decide subjects for our posts, as well as writing one blog post about him/herself.