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Clay making and field trip

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Take a look at some of the impressive work that the students working from home have been doing. Here are some bar graphs, science experiments involving flotation, and clay-making projects.                                                                        By Lillyana By Emma By Lillyana By Athena By Lillyana The students in school have done some outstanding work with clay over the last few weeks. They have made cups, dishes, and sculptures. Last week, we glazed our clay works to give them color.  The TISA 3rd grade had a great time on our field trip to Slide Canyon the other day. It was a long hike in and out of the canyon, but well worth the effort since we got to hang out by the river and walk and talk with our friends. 

Back in School

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 The TISA 3rd grade has been doing some excellent work in class and at home, combining Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art to create some truly impressive work. We used our mathematical knowledge of polygons to make tangrams, which are a Chinese puzzle that you can make out of 7 simple polygon shapes.  Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into creative shapes. In Art class, Ms. Cassandra has been teaching us how to fold paper cranes.  Matryoskha dolls are a Russian kind of wooden artwork, where one large doll contains many smaller ones. We used our paper folding skills to create a paper version of the Matryoskha doll.  In Science, we have been learning about the forces that make things balance. The students got to see counterweight in action, using these cutouts and some clothespins.  We learned the clay-making technique of coiling to create some beautiful bowls, cups and dishes.  In learning about how things balance and the forces that make things fall, we made Twirly Birds

US Cities posters and much more

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 Mila made her poster about San Francisco. She used some very nice colorful imagery here.  AJ's project was about Los Angeles. Great job making the mountains and the Ferris Wheel. Oliver's poster was also about Los Angeles. He chose a whole bunch of interesting facts to include.  Lillyana's city was Boston. She put some nice touches on hers for St. Patrick's Day. Emma also did her project on Boston. She picked some of the most iconic things about Boston to include on her poster.  Nash did his project on Los Angeles. He did an amazing job of drawing the city buildings and the sun.  Rainflower did an excellent job recording her observations on this Science project about melting ice. Destiny did a great job on this recent Science project. She fingerprinted herself and a few of her family members, and compared the fingerprints.  Destiny also made an amazing drawing of the different layers of the human skin.  Lillyana made a very nice cursive alien. Who knew that cursive wri

Scenes from a movie, models of the human brain and other great student work

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 Maybe this is what people mean when they call someone a "noodlehead." Lillyana made her model of a human brain out of macaroni! Destiny also made a very nice model of the human brain. She made a model of a neuron using pipe cleaners as well! Cora drew scenes from the movie version of "And Now Miguel." In these very well designed scenes, Cora shows how the sheep got lost, and Miguel went out and found them.  AJ showed various scenes from the movie. My favorite is where he shows the thing that changed everything for Miguel: when the letter from the US Draft Board arrived for his brother Gabriel. Cedar chose some of the best scenes from the movie to illustrate, including the one where Miguel sits down to dinner after a hard day's work.  Oliver got a head start on this weeks US Cities Project. He did an excellent job of showing all the important stuff you'd need to know about Los Angeles.  Emma completed her Science project on digestion. This shows what happens

Wish Posters, and much more....

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 Nash came up with a creative design for his Wish Poster. For this project, just like the boy in the book And Now Miguel, the students illustrated and wrote about their biggest wishes.  Lillyana chose to do her Wish Poster about Miguel's wish to go with the men in his family to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  Oliver's wish, like many of ours, was that the coronavirus would go away.  Destiny illustrated her wish beautifully! Ira included some cool drawings on his Wish Poster.  Emma made a very colorful poster showing both her wish and Miguel's. Cedar fulfilled the requirement for this assignment, to write your wish in creative lettering.  Nash did the Science project this week, which was to create a model for the human digestive system using a plastic bag.  Cedar and Jossen were hard at work mashing up food for digestion.  Athena had some success with her seed growing project! Oliver made a cool model of a skeleton for last week's Science project on bones.  Emma shows u