ALTA LOMA & BEYOND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Recent Computer Lab Creations! UNIT 1 WORD AND PUBLISHER K Community Helpers 5th American Colony Brochure 1st US Symbols Book 6th-7th Ancient Israel and 2nd Complete Sentences Religions of the World Brochure 3rd Campaign Poster 8th Revolutionary War 4th Region Brochure Newspaper Kindergarten Delete the babies that do not belong to the parent Dog Cat Puppy Kitten Delete the babies that do not belong to the parent Deer Sheep Fawn Lamb Match the parents with the babies Pig and piglet Hen and chick Cow and calf Horse and foal Goat and kid Match the name to the baby duckling calf foal lamb puppy kid Which is not a mammal? If these two animals are not mammals, what are they? Birds My favorite animal is a horse. 1 ST GRADE Shapes FACES OF SHAPES REAL OBJECTS SHAPED LIKE SOLID FIGURES USE PATTERN BLOCKS TO MAKE NEW FIGURES SIDES AND CORNERS Sides: 4 Corners: 4 Sides: 6 Corners: 6 Sides: 0 Corners: 0 Sides: 3 Corners: 3 Sides: 5 Corners: 5 Sides: 4 Corners: 4 CREATE YOUR OWN A ‘corner’ is also known as a what? Vertex Create and color your own shape! Sides: 7 Corners: 7 http://www.abcya.com/shapes_geometry_game.htm Rocks, Minerals and Fossils 2nd Grade http://www.minsocam.org/msa/k12/k_12.html Rocks Name Definition metamorphic This rock was made when heat and pressure changed and igneous rock into another rock. igneous This rock was made when lava cooled and hardened. sedimentary This rock was made when layers of minerals built up at the bottom of a lake. Image Rock Cycle Metamorphic Sedimentary Igneous The way we study rocks and minerals Name Definition Image Describe it color Every rock has a color or colors that can be seen. It is black, brown or what? Gold texture Every rock feels a certain way. Is it rough, smooth, bumpy or jagged? Smooth luster Every rock reflects light in a certain way. Is it shiny, dull, metallic or sparkly? hardness Every rock has a different level of hardness. What can scratch a soft rock like limestone? shape Every rock has a shape. Is it round, square, jagged or what? Shiny Nail Square What are fossils? A fossil is an imprint that’s left behind by a plant or animal that lived long ago. stone Fossils can be found in stone, frozen ground, or amber. frozen ground amber Examples of fossils Name Description Plant fossil These can show how plant forms changed over time from simple to complex. Shell fossil These are formed when an animal dies and sinks to the bottom of a lake or ocean. Trilobite (bug) fossil These are from bug-like creatures which lived in oceans millions of years ago Bone fossil Animals like snakes, fish and even dinosaurs leave these behind and we can tell how old it is by the age of the rock. Image All About Plants 3rd Grade Labeling a flower Seeds Flower Stem Leaves Roots Function of Plant Parts Plant Part Function Roots Used to give the plant support and absorb water and other nutrients from the soil Stem Delivers the soil nutrients to the leaves Leaves Makes energy for the plant using sunlight, carbon dioxide and water Seeds These are a plant's way of getting from one area to another by either wind, water or animals. Flower Contains the petals which are important because they help attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and bats. Image What Plants Use To Make Food Term Definition Carbon Dioxide A colorless, odorless gas in the air that people and animals breath out of their lungs. Chlorophyll The green coloring in a plant that captures the sun’s energy Oxygen A colorless, odorless gas in the air that is needed for most living things to stay alive. Photosynthesis The process that allows green plants to make food from water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. Image Inside a Plant Cell mitochondria vacuole nucleus cytoplasm chloroplast cell membrane cell wall Plant Life Cycle By The Great Horn Spoon Author: Sid Fleischman 4th Grade By The Great Horn Spoon • Type of book – Historical fiction • Number of pages – 193 • Setting – Old Town, Sacramento during the Gold Rush By The Great Horn Spoon Chapter 1: Praiseworthy and Jack stowaway on a ship called the Lady Wilma. Chapter 2: Jack and Praiseworthy believe there is a thief on the ship so they have a test. Chapter 3: The Lady Wilma spots another ship and saves it. Chapter 4: Jack had named a pig Good Luck and he liked her, but the butcher tried to kill her. Chapter 5: The Lady Wilma takes on the Horn after she passes another ship called the Raven. By The Great Horn Spoon Chapter 6: After the Lady Wilma was ahead for a few days, the Raven was suddenly miles ahead. Chapter 7: When the Lady Wilma stopped at the Bay of Callao, about 100 cats went on deck! Chapter 8: Finally, the Lady Wilma arrives in California. Chapter 9: Jack and Praiseworthy meet up with their friend Mr. Cut-Eye Higgens when they are in a wagon. Chapter 10: Some robbers come and attack the wagon, but luckily Praiseworthy had a sack of gold in his glove and punched them. By The Great Horn Spoon Chapter 11: When they finally arrive at their mining destination, Pitch-Pine Billy teaches them how to mine for gold. Chapter 12: Everyone hears about Praiseworthy punching someone uphill 6 feet. Chapter 13: Jack buys a whole batch of neckties and sells them because a woman is coming. Chapter 14: Jack and Praiseworthy get a mule to carry their supplies. Chapter 15: Jack falls in a steep hole while trying to get a bunny and a road agent saves him! By The Great Horn Spoon Chapter 16: Jack and Praiseworthy help save a friend’s life. Chapter 17: While Praiseworthy and Jack were digging in the ground to make a grave, they strike it rich! Chapter 18: Aunt Arabella (Jack’s mom) and Praiseworthy get married. My Favorite Character Praiseworthy is the world’s best butler and I like him for his resourcefulness, charm, and levelheaded courage! MEDALLION By: Dawn L. Watkins Presented By: Fifth Grade Point of View The novel is written in third person with Prince Trave being the main character followed in the story. Setting This story is set in the Medieval times in a land called Gadalla. Gris and Trave travel to the Kolonian border passing through Rubran, Skreel Forest, Blee Bog, Dider, Ogham Pass and Torus Point. Characters Prince Trave is the prideful prince of a land ruled by his lazy uncle, Panii. Gris is the King of Kapnos who comes to see King Panii. Tanarad is one of Gris’s Captains and an excellent horseman. Sard is a cruel character who wants to capture, the prince, get the medallion and deal with Gris. Thag is a high ranking Sardan who wants to take Gadalla by force. Enna is the kind girl who heals Trave’s wrists when he is injured. Rising Events Prince Trave is the prideful prince of a land called Gadalla. His country is ruled by his lazy uncle, Panii. His uncle refuses to side with the other good countries called Kapnos, Kolonia, and Dider. Then Gris, King of Kapnos, comes to see King Panii in Ganet, the capital of Gadalla. Panii still refuses to become allies with the other countries even though the Dark Alliance-- the three remaining countries of Sarda, Torridia, and Litoris-- plan to take over Gadalla by force. Then Gris tells Trave of a medallion. A medallion that belonged to Trave's late father. A medallion that the true king of Gadalla needs. A medallion that is needed to successfully rule the kingdom. Then Trave leaves with Gris in search of his father's medallion. Problems On this long journey, Trave encounters spies, an earthquake, an immense bog inhabited by a mysterious hermit, and giant birds of prey. Because of pride and flattery, he refuses to listen to Gris and he briefly joins the bad side and soon realizes that was a huge mistake. Solutions Trave becomes less critical of others and is humbled through the experiences of this journey. He learns that Kings need to show compassion for their men and be concerned with their safety and well being. He learns that it is important to be decisive, but to listen to his people. He becomes king and wears the medallion that Gris had around his chest the entire time. Theme Qualities such as honesty, hard-work, loyalty and forgiveness are present themes in this novel. Being a good judge of character, knowing the dangers of false pride, learning to lead by following and understanding the value of loyalty and authority are also important. In his journeys, Trave learns the duties of a king: to learn what is true, to believe the truth and to act on that belief. 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