Mars Needs Explorers! Morse Code

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2016/07/11/10-things-july-11

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“You don’t have to wait for announcements from NASA to see amazing pictures from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yourself. You can wander the planet’s plains and mountains, thanks to the orbiter, which scans the planet in extremely high resolution daily, sending home striking postcards. The team that runs the mission’s main camera just posted a fresh batch, and scrolling through them offers a chance to comb over each nook and cranny in the landscape, almost like you were walking through them in person.

 

Pluto and Europa here we come!

New images of Pluto revealed!

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-best-close-up-of-plutos-surface

One of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, may support life!

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/stephen-hawkings-universe-europas-living-ocean/?sf27177547=1

http://www.discovery.com/embed?page=72967

Get your new stamps here!

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-stamps-honoring-nasa-planetary-discoveries-debut-may-31

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My 12 Favorite Books / Authors

  1. Jon Scieszka. http://www.theresabook.com/2011/05/author-interview-20-questions-with-jon-scieszka/ http://www.slideshare.net/ps147/author-of-the-month-2015-september
  2. Charles Smith Jr.
  3. Langston Hughes

I also REAAAAALLLY love poems:

Here are some helpful links:

  1. http://paulaoneil.tripod.com/index.html
  2. http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/

Best poems for choral reading:

Become a poem hunter

  1. http://www.poemhunter.com/
  2. http://www.poetry4kids.com/links
  3. http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems
  4. http://www.inspirational-quotes-and-poems.net/kids-poems.html

Explore the World: Landmarks

http://nontoygifts.com/treasure-hunt-for-kids-landmarks-of-the-world-free-printable/

 

Your journey begins here:

Part 1: Statue of Liberty: Why did it turn green?

Resources:

  1. http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/most_famous_landmarks.htm
  2. http://www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green/
  3. http://www.nyhistory.org/community/when-did-the-statue-of-liberty-turn-green
  4. http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-is-the-statue-of-liberty-green

 

Part 2:  The Eiffel Tower

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Video

  1. https://kidskonnect.com/places/eiffel-tower/
  2. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

Other: https://theadventurousmailbox.com/

 

 

Flying Up Ceremony 2016

The Spring Biography Project was about researching a famous Peace Builder.

The ultimate challenge was to write about Two Friends. The following is a play written by 3rd grader Greta and performer by her and her 5 friends:

Here’s a preview of a short play about Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt that you’ll see Friday, June 3rd:


More about these Two Friends:

Eleanor:

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http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/eleanor_roosevelt.php

Amelia :

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https://kidskonnect.com/people/amelia-earhart/

http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/earhart/

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/amelia_earhart.php

Be Safe. Be Kind. Work Hard.