Art Survey – Fall 2016

To begin the year, I have the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. McNeer (our art teacher) on a unit that explores using data to inform and inspire art.  Laurie Frick serves as our mentor artist for this unit.

To begin our unit we will take a sample survey to begin to think more specifically about questions we might ask, data we might collect and how this process will inform and inspire our artwork.

4/5, 3/4 classes will be posting their surveys here to aid in collecting a large enough sample of data:

 

Around the World with Room 212

researchStudents in Room 212 spent the last few weeks of school researching countries from around the world.

Students used iPads independently to access and utilize PebbleGo (a K-3 online database), and WorldBook Online for their research.  Collecting new information, identifying sub topics, searching for images to support their research,  and then using Book Creator or Keynote to Publish their work!  Enjoy your trip around the world with the students of 214.

Alaska Australia Bhutan
Canada China China
China Costa Rica Costa Rica
Egypt Egypt France
Greece Italy Italy
Italy Lithuania Lithuania
Mexico Mexico Russia
Spain United States United States
Germany

Animals Research – Room 214

researchStudents in Room 214 spent the last few weeks of school researching some of their favorite animals.

Students used iPads independently to access and utilize PebbleGo Animals (a K-3 online database), and WorldBook Online for their research.  Collecting new information, identifying sub topics, searching for images to support their research,  and then using Book Creator or Keynote to Publish their work was a labor of love but one that we are happy to share with you!  Enjoy.

African Penguins Badgers Black Widows
Crayfish Eagles Great White Sharks
Hawks Lemmings Lynx
Manatees Orcas Puffins
Eagles Saber Tooth Tigers Salamanders
Sea Otters Spider Monkeys Tarantula
Cougars Inch Worms Wolverines

Kindergarten Animals Research

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 9.02.37 PMStudents in Rooms 101 and 104 spent the last few weeks of school researching some of their favorite animals.

Students used iPads independently to access and utilize PebbleGo Animals (a K-3 online database) for their research.  Collecting a minimum of five facts, creating scientific drawings for their covers, practicing their reading 10x and then using Book Creator to Publish their work was a labor of love but one that we are happy to share with you!  Enjoy.

104 – Ms. Stone

Crabs Sea Otters Blue Jay
Manatee Iguanodon Wolves
Cats Birds Triceratops
Lions Turtles Antelope
Velociraptor Tarantula Crocodile
Turtles Squid Pet Rabbits
Frogs Wolves Turtles

101 – Ms. Richards

Penguins Blue Jays Hummingbirds
Siamese Cats Meerkats Cougars
Ladybugs Sea Otters Alligators
Meerkats Falcons Clown Fish
Cats T Rex Cobras
Silkworms Wolves Crocodiles
Blue Jays Snails Cougars
Clown Fish

Endangered Animals

For a culminating Endangeredproject this year, students in room 103 were inspired, by Earth Day, to learn more about endangered animals and to share their new knowledge in the hopes of educating others about the importance of all animals in our world.

Students used iPads independently to access and utilize PebbleGo Animals (a K-3 online database) for their research.  Collecting a minimum of five facts, creating scientific drawings for their covers, practicing their reading 10x and then using Book Creator to Publish their work was a labor of love but one that we are happy to share with you!  Enjoy.

Wolves
James and Owen
Arctic Foxes
Ethan and Louise
Eagles
Nick and Szaba
Beluga Whales
Cassie
Cheetahs
Cameron
Dolphins
Rosie and Quinn
Platypuses
Braeden and Rayan
Mooses
Corinne and Liam
Orca Whales
Lieke and Tiffany
Polar Bears
Rowan and Koh
African Elephants
Lucy
 

Exploring our World’s Biomes

Students in Room 220 spent the last couple of weeks researching various aspects of our world’s biomes.  Looking at Plants, Animals and People, students created scientific drawings as well as poems to help  share their learning.

Using keynote to collaboratively compile their research into biome books the students completed ebooks (in .pdf format) for the following biomes:

Grasslands Oceans
Mountains Polar Regions
Temperate Forests Tropical Rainforests
Wetlands Deserts

 

Vote Now! Bagley Peace Prize 2016

Please take some time to view the student created videos and vote for your top 3 choices.  Candiates should be dependable, kind peaceful, determined, modest, fair, brave, loyal, honest, respectful and helpful.

Bagley Peace Prize 2016 – Vote here NOW!

 

 

Biographical Wax Museum

JaneStudents in Ms. Scordas’ class have been using PebbleGo, WorldBook DBE Library Books and additional Philoresources to research an influential person.  Subjects range from Sylvia Earle to Philo Farnsworth, Jane Addams to Lipman Pike.

In addition to a live wax museum presentation, students used Flipgrid to record their speeches to share with the greater DBE Community.

Salva Dut – A Long Walk to Water

Moved by the description of Sudanese children struggling – and sometimes dying — to access clean drinking water, the elementary-aged crew of public school Montessori students in P5 decided to get involved. The classroom raised more than $6000 to build wells in Sudan, in just four months. They composed hand-written donation request letters, ran lemonade stands and bake sales, and drummed up community support.

As a result, the children won WFSS’s Iron Giraffe Award – and won big. The grand prize is a June visit from international humanitarian and WFSS founder Salva Dut.

On June 8, from 5-7 p.m, greater Seattle is invited to meet Dut at an informal potluck on the Daniel Bagley Elementary School grounds (7821 Stone Way, Seattle, 98103). Salva will say a few words at 6pm, followed by a book signing.

eBook made by P5 students for Salva Dut (request password from Ms. Hoyer)

More about P5 and their journey.