Welcome back to my blog and this week we were talking about body language, especially eyes and then we also read about hertz which is how you measure sound.
We read two texts about body language. What I know about body language is you can tell what a person is thinking or feeling from what they do with their eyes and their bodies.
For examples if a person blinks a lot that means they are nervous or if they bite their nails they might be nervous or twirling their hair they might be nervous.
Another example is if the person stops making eye contact they might be lying or unsure. Or if they blush while talking, they might be nervous because they are lying. This makes me look at people more to see if they are telling the truth or not or to see what they might me feeling or thinking. It makes me pay attention more.
The next text we read was about hertz which is something people use to measure sound like high sounds or low sounds. Humans can hear from 20 to 20,000 hertz. We watched a video that tests your hearing. Here is a link if you want to try it yourself.
See you next week,
Welcome back! This week in ELA we started the ELA Ready books, which means we are trying to practice for the test and we are now using the ready books everyday. This week we read all about planets and we also seeing about the stars, seeing what would happen to them if they explode.
From the star exploding text, I learned that over time gravity would take the star down. But it would also try to stay up. Also that a stars that close that will blow up are galaxies away and we are also seeing many more things about space. We are also seeing why is Pluto is not a planet anymore. Seeing why it do not follow the three rules and that is why Pluto is not a planet no more because it has not cleared its neighborhood of objects because its gravity is not strong enough because it isnt big enough.
What is your favorite constellation?
Daisy: I like the Aquila constellation.
Kevin P: The Ursa Major is my favorite.
Henry: Vega is the best one.
Michael: Ursa Major and i also like the Orion one more thing that i like little dipper.
Thank you for reading my blog see you next time.
I'm back with my 3rd blog post. This week we are doing the same topic of rainforest but a different book, called The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. This book is about a woman called Meg Lowman and her job is to study plants in the rainforest.
We are seeing what Meg does to find the plants and what she did when she was a kid and much more. For example, when she was a kid, she had lots of plant collection and was in the science fair. This made her want to have the job that she has today.
We also talked about what do people think about what she did. Meg would get plants and she would see how they look and what is the size and to see what happen over time. She does this thing called pickling to keep the plants in the same shape in her plant library.
I asked my class these questions...
What do you think of Meg?
Jeremy: I think that Meg is good at what she does. Also Meg got many good idea.
What does Meg do when she is working?
Jacob: Meg will go on the top of the trees and see what is at the top and see whatever she can see. Meg would also take plant from the forest and take to her lab and see what is the shape and she would also see what size it is and what would see what happen over time.
See you in 2019!!
This week we are learning about ants and what they can do, where they live and what they look like.
Also the skills, we are practicing are what do words mean and how to chunk and annotate paragraphs to find the main ideas. We learned about these by reading an informational text about Ants.
This is the 2nd blog that i am doing. Also that, we are learning more new thing and they are also in the purple book like the last blog. We are see about ants and what they can do.
For example one main idea was that ants look like termites and people confuse the ants for termites. But you have to know how they look different. Ants have antennae with a bend, powerful jaws, large heads and a narrow waist between the abdomen and thorax, but termites do not have this. So that’s how you can tell them apart if you see them in your house.
Another interesting fact about ants is when the queen ant is laying eggs, that means no other female ants can lay eggs. The queen can lay thousands of eggs at one time. Usually when the queen lays eggs, the male ant dies. I don’t know why this happens. It doesn’t seem fair, but that’s how it is.
Also, ants eat seeds, fungus, and some insects.
I interviewed some classmates and here is what they said.
Q: What do you know about Ants?
Daisy: Ants got powerful jay. Ants got big heads. Also that, Male ants only got one roles. Ants communities to each other in different ways.
Q: What did you learn from this text?
Crystalin: What learn about the text is that ants they look like termites.
Hi my name is Joshua M. and I am doing a blog for ELA. I’m in class 505. I am the ELA blogger. I never did a ELA blog so let’s see how it goes.
In ELA we are use the purple book that is about rainforest researchers. This week, we are using two texts and we compare and contrast them. Both texts are interviews with researchers. One researcher works with sloths and the other works with insects. Both work in the rainforest. I liked the sloth researcher interview best because it showed what they had to do to get the sloth, which was a funny thing to imagine chasing this slow animal through the tree canopy. We also learned that sloths have this thing on their fur called algae which makes it look greenish. That is so weird because algae is usually in the ocean or water.
I asked my classmates some questions. Here is what they had to say.
Q: What do you like about ELA?
Jeremy: I like to do the thinking maps and different kinds of maps. I like to do RADDIs too.
Q: What does ELA help you with?
Jacob: ELA helps me with reading and it helps me with RADDIs and helps me to answer questions.
See you next week!