Let’s Stay Healthy!

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Cold and flu season is upon us so we want to make sure we are doing all we can to help stay healthy. Here are some great tips:

If you have a cold or the flu:
1. Get a lot of rest
2. Drink plenty of water
3. Eat – even if you don’t feel like it (like soup)
4. Take a warm bath
5. Take medicine (ask a grownup first)
6. Go to the doctor if you don’t get better

To prevent spreading your cold or flu:
1. Use a tissue
2. cough or sneeze into your arm
3. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer
4. Stay home so you don’t get others sick.

Can you think of anything else we should do?

Check out this Brainpop Jr. Video to learn more!

Mystery Skype USA

We completed our 6th mystery skype last week. We are getting pretty good at narrowing down the mystery location. We use wipe off maps and Google Earth to help us. Here is our strategy:

  • Find the general location: N, S, E, W
  • Ask if their state touches the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, or the Great Lakes
  • Cross off areas of the map as we eliminate
  • Once we find the location, ask the name of the school, and check it out on Google Earth Street View

Our last Skype session was with a class in Colorado. It was a little tricky at first because they are not really in the north or south and they are not near a large body of water. Eventually, we were able to narrow down the location.

Very soon we will venture out of the USA. We are still working on names of continents, oceans, and hemispheres.

If you would like to mystery skype with us, please leave a comment or contact us on Twitter @sycsuperstars.

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What is a Piano?

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Today we were treated to a special presentation by Buddy Bray and Evan Mitchell: Cliburn Presents – What is a Piano?  We learned that beautiful songs can be played on just the white keys, just the black keys, and with one hand. We also learned that the foot pedals make the sound last longer. Mr. Mitchell played a lovely song about wind using the foot pedals to make the notes sound wind-like.

Did you know that two people can play the piano at the same time? One of the students was selected to play along with Mr. Mitchell. He did a great job!

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Howdy Primary Bloggers!

Welcome Mrs. Torry, Ms. Dixon, Ms. MacLean, and students!

We are so excited to be part of the Primary Blogging Community! Mrs. Wideen has worked very hard to organize the classes. Please take a moment to browse our blog and see what we have been up to during the first 6 weeks of school.

In addition to this project, we are also starting The Global Read Aloud this week. Are any of you participating? We will be reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. This week we will look at the cover, make predictions, read chapter 1, generate questions, and then read chapters 2-4. We will also be posting about the book on our blogs. What are some of your favorite books?

Our school is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Our students are K-4th grade. About half of our students are bilingual – they speak both English and Spanish in class. We speak only English in this class but some of us speak Spanish or Vietnamese at home. What are some languages the students at your school speak?

We are looking forward to connecting with all of you!

Our Artwork-ish

Check out the wonderful artwork we created using the color recipes from The Phoenix School Kids! Today we learned how to use our ipads to take a photo and upload it to a new blog post using the Kidblog app.

Click on the picture below to see our posts: