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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 146- We Built This City....

... we built this city on....rocks and minerals!
I could have gone in a totally different direction with that, but no one builds cities on music. That would be impractical. One needs natural and man made materials to build a structurally sound city.

That was our topic for science. We reviewed yesterday's lesson on natural resources and natural disasters and put what we learned to the test. We built a city.

 Each team built their city on a fault line. (two dry erase boards) Some teams built their cities closer to the ground and some built taller. We discussed what the possible outcomes could be if an earthquake hit their cities.

 Team 2 really went all out with their city! Lots of buildings and little extras!

Time for shaking! We started out small... just a little motion.
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Then the big quake hit! Watch out!

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Tomorrow- tornadoes!

As a special treat tomorrow, Mr. Russell is going to teach our math lesson while I teach his class our Cowboy Linking Verbs lesson that we did today. It's going to be a hoot!

** Students who paid a dollar may come to school out of uniform- this could be regular weekend clothes or their Halloween costume! Just make sure students are covered for the weather- it's going to be a little chilly in the morning!**

Enjoy the song!

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