Friday, March 25, 2011

Hi Fives for I-5

Today we took a tour of I-5 Design and Manufacture. It started out just an ordinary school day, when Mr. Hill started hinting that we were going to do something out of the usual. Someone could not not resist telling the class where they thought we were going. " I-5!" he blurted, "I-5!" The class was already in suppressed excitement, and as soon as that was said, everybody started clapping and cheering. The look on the principal said it all. In five minutes all fourteen of us were piled in the trucks, and we were gone. First of all, the designer -Mr. Waters- showed us how to measure scale drawings-1"= 10'. Next the assistants showed us some blue-prints and designs they were currently working on, and how scale drawings were most important. To say the least, we were delighted when production manager Mr. O'Connor showed us into the welding and manufacturing rooms. I-5 is currently working on remodeling  a casino, and we enjoyed watching the sign letters be put together. Also, we watched the huge welding machine in action, and saw a painter working on sides from inside a metal room. We couldn't go in though. Before we left, we had a talk with an I-5 employee, and had a chance to ask some interesting questions. The tour was most exciting.

~written by Juanita Jean

                                                        Mr. Waters demonstrating for us.

                                                          Manager Mr. Williams said, "Hi."

                                                      Some things are going out to clients

                                                        Painting room- aka boiler room

                                                            Question and answer time

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Look At The Outdoors

It is hard to imagine that winter has gone, but yes, today is the first day of spring.  Here are pictures of the wonderful creation God gave to us to enjoy.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Get Ahead with Khan Academy

This week we will be learning about finding the least common multiples (LCM) of two numbers.
Watch it on the Khan Academy and do the exercise for extra credit!

To be able to do exercises on Khan Academy, each student needs to log in.
At the top of the Khan Academy page click 'login with google'.
Type in your username and password.

 Passwords:                Usernames:

Link to video on least common multiples
Below the video click exercises to practice the concept.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Writing With Style

Not A Good Idea
by Joe Martucci
         One day Paul Jordan, who was known worldwide as P.J., was working out because he wanted to be the best d-lineman ever for the University of Southeast West Virginia Malamutes. Happily he finished and went to the weighing machine. Hoping that he would be 270 lbs, he suddenly realized that he was 150 lbs. All of the sudden P.J. dashed to the astonished vendor and demanded the biggest hamburger ever, the 150 lb double bacon cheeseburger with 10 times the amount of tomatoes as any other hamburger in the world. It took him the rest of the day and all night to eat it, but he did. The next day he started at defensive tackle and got an interception on the goal line and ran it back 99 yards. On the one yard line he stopped, he couldn’t go one more step, but luckily, Jameal O’Neal tackled him from behind and pushed him in the end zone and the Malamutes won.

Keith’s Occupation!
by Rose O'Connor
         Keith Carrington lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. He wanted to help with a children’s daycare, but he had a different occupation; he was a street sign.  Early one morning one of the children crossing the street noticed cars were going 35 miles per hour on a school zone. Looking to see the reason for the speeding vehicles she realized that Keith was gone from his street sign.  About two hours later at children’s daycare, after being toyed about for too long a time, Keith decided he was a better street sign than toy.  Suddenly Keith remembered "whatever you hand findeth to do, do it well."

The Homeless Dogs
By Timothy Ketron

In 2011, an 8.9 earthquake hit Japan and 15 minutes later an unexpected tsunami hit. (2) During that time there were many homeless dogs, so the cat club rallied up their cats and started to look for those dogs.(3) Unfortunately the homeless dogs did not know about this cat club, so they were hiding in the rubble. What would you do if you were the cats and can’t find any dogs? Well the cats stole some cranes and picked up those heavy pieces of rubble and threw them into the sea. (4) Lifting up the rubble, one darting cat whose name was Purrruchshe found the dogs, he jumped for joy and called for the cat club to come and help him. So all the dogs that were homeless now had a home.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Khan Academy & Parable Retelling

We have been drawing from the Khan Academy.  This webpage has many videos of multiple subjects (a lot of math) that explain different topics the students are learning.
A while ago, Ruby brought in a way to multiply called lattice multiplication.  It is very neat.
Here is a video from Khan Academy showing how lattice multiplication works.

Also today, I gave the students different parables and they read the parables, storyboarded the parables for playmobil and photographed the story.  See if you can guess the parable prior to looking up the reference.

Luke 15:8-10

Luke 6:48-49

Luke 8:4-15

Luke 8:9-14

Matt 13:44 - 45

Luke 10:30-35