What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping?
What is fast, loud and crunchy?
A rocket chip!
why did the teddy bear say no to dessert?
Because she was stuffed!
Why did the student eat their homework?
Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake!
What do kids play when they can't play with a phone?
What did one math book say to the other?
I've got so many problems.
Why wouldn't the shrimp share his treasure?
Because he was a little shellfish!
Why is cinderella bad a soccer?
Because she's always running away from the ball!
Do you have a joke that you love? Share it in the comment section below!
I realize the month of March is almost over, but I just came across this reading challenge and wanted to share it with you. Let's see how many of these challenges we can do while we're doing remote learning. I'm going to do it too!
Since we can't get out to the library, consider using the Libby app. It's a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. Or, see what books you have at home that you can reread.
Once you complete a task, leave a comment telling us about it!
3rd and 4th graders are working on creating a Scratch project or digital art project using MicroWorlds JR for the Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. The contest is brought to you by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Second through 12th grade students from New York City and watershed schools are invited to submit artwork (including animations, photos, digital media) and poetry that creatively express knowledge, appreciation and understanding of NY’s shared water resources.
Contest themes include:
• Water: A Precious Resource
• New York City Drinking Water
• New York City Wastewater Treatment
• Harbor Water Quality & Healthy Marine Ecosystems
• Water Stewardship & Climate Change
Entries are judged based on:
• Creativity on interpreting one or more of the contest themes
• Accuracy of information
The timeline is as follows:
• Entries will be accepted through March 6, 2020 however they are due to me by March 1, 2020.
• Principals and teachers will be notified of student winners by the middle of April.
• A celebration will take place in May and winners will be named Water Champions and recognized for their outstanding art and poetry.
CLICK HERE to research water topics and for more information.
Some Work Samples from Our Students
I'm excited to announce that 3rd graders will have a Skype visit from author Lee Wardlaw on November 14, 2019. In preparation for our visit, please check out some of her books from your local library. Students will get to ask Lee questions but in order to do so, questions must be written down and submitted to me ahead of time. It would also be great if students could do some research on the author via her website, blog, Facebook, etc.
Today first grade students got to "meet" author Laura Gehl. She visited our technology lab through a scheduled Skype session and read aloud her new book Juniper Kai: Super Spy. Students had the opportunity to ask her questions at the end. Some questions included:
Be sure to check out some of her books from your local library!
Would you like to enter a New York State computer safety contest? The goal is to create posters that will encourage students to use the Internet safely and securely. Winners will be awarded in early 2020. Entries may be used in national, regional and state cyber and computer security awareness campaigns. If you'd like to submit a poster, I will submit it for you.
The deadline to submit posters is December 9, 2019.
Do you have ideas on what kind of poster you would create? Which topic would you focus on? For example: media balance, privacy and security, digital footprint, cyberbullying, etc. You would make your poster on paper or digitally?
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