Monthly Archives: November 2015

Battle of the Books

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Jonas did a great job of previewing O.B.O.B books to both 4/5 classes today!

The Oregon Battle of the Books is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries.  It is a competition among teams of 4-5 students who read and study 16 pre-selected books.  EY students have competed in OBOB the last two years and qualified for the “final 16” last year. This year we have had 4 sets of books donated to our school, so we are encouraging all students to read the books even if they don’t plan on being on a team.  The EY teams will start competing against each other around January, and all students enjoy watching the competitions. For more information on the battle, you can go to http://oboblsta.pbworks.com/w/page/5653620/FrontPage

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Growing Alevins


Our alevin friends have grown a bit since the last video clip. All along, we have been learning about salmon survival rates, external features, and life cycles. Students have started research about salmon species will be writing reports after Thanksgiving break. In December we have some exciting plans regarding learning about stream surveys and stream engineering as well as releasing our finned friends.

Salmon Life Cycle Audio Slideshows

 

life cycle displayOur 4th and 5th grade students researched the salmon life cycle, and specifically they placed emphasis on hazards, habitat, and other important facts about each stage. They illustrated each stage and used the app 30Hands to construct an audio slideshow to demonstrate their learning. Most projects are posted, but a few are still being worked on. Students will be able to identify their project numbers.

 

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What’s the foam at the top of the tank?

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Relax… fortunately it is not soap bubbles. When salmon or trout eggs hatch, some of the contents of the eggs create a hatching foam at the top of the tank. It’s not harmful and can be scooped out.

Alevins Everywhere!

All of our eggs have hatched in both of our incubators. Our students have noticed that the alevins behave differently between both incubators as one has more gravel spread out than the other.  

Mesoamerica Codex Book Project

Our fifth graders have been reading about early cultures of Mesoamerica (Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans) in the Amplify reading series. Throughout the unit, students chose to read and research indepth about the cultures’ architecture, farming methods, or social classes. They paraphrased their notes and wrote paragraphs for each Mesoamerican group. Students now are in the final stages of the project and are creating Codex books (a certain type of Mayan book)to demonstrate their learning.

Our Salmon are Hatching!

Some salmon eggs in both of our classroom incubators are beginning to hatch. Take a look at a few of our new alevins!