I Am The Earth

Watch this creative project that teaches all about ecosystems and how we can do our part to protect our home, the Earth.  Thank you to the students at Marryatville School in England who put together this animated video that illustrates perfectly our definition of an ecosystem. Thank you for sharing your learning with the world!

We will work together with you, side by side, to protect our Earth! We invite our new blogging challenge friends to do the same. We love singing this song written by Glyn Lehmann. We invite our new blogging challenge friends to join us in our learning by singing along.

How did you like the song?

What can we do to better care for and protect our Earth?

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We are beginning our study of ecosystems this week. What is an ecosystem? An ecosystem includes all of the living things (plants, animals and organisms) in a given area, interacting with each other, and also with their non-living environments (weather, earth, sun, soil, climate, atmosphere).
meaning of ecosystems

In an ecosystem, each organism has its’ own special role to play. We will use Scholastic Study Jams Science: Ecosystems to learn more about ecosystems. This is a great website to learn and review our learning in science. Click on the link above to watch the video and learn more!


This wonderful and funny video above was posted from Mrs. N-C and The Terrific Tuis from New Zealand who were part of the the Student Blogging Challenge 2014. They used this for a creative writing project to help them come up with strong descriptive sentences. It is hard not to laugh with the intense music playing, and the perfect camera shots of the main characters, Squirrel and Eagle, in their forest habitat. What a great way way to get inspired to write. Thanks for sharing your great idea, Terrific Tuis! We will try it out.

Mrs. N-C and The Terrific Tuis from New Zealand

As a part of the Student Blogging Challenge 2017 we are sharing our learning with others globally and are inspired by them to explore new ideas for integrating technology in the classroom. Check out all the great blogs we are following listed under Student Blogging Challenge 2017 on the right sidebar of our blog.

What did you enjoy about the video?

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Greetings from Mrs. Amri’s Crew

Welcome to everyone who is participating in The 2017 Student Blogging Challenge. We are The Crew from Mrs. Amri’s class in Oregon, USA. We are excited to share our learning with you! We have put three of you on our list of blogs we will be following:

Miss Boyle’s Class, England

Mrs. Morgado’s Class, Canada

Ms. Wong’s Class, Australia

We hope you will visit our class blog, as well as our student blogs that are listed on the sidebar and leave us a comment. We will be visiting other blogs, too. Each week we will invite you to answer the question we leave at the bottom of each post. Let us know where you are from so we can connect with you.

Greetings from Oregon!

Where are you from?

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Couplets to the Rescue

Words have the power to motivate and inspire us. Words can touch our hearts and make them smile. Our digital poetry project called Couplets to the Rescue is a gift of words to our families and friends on this special day that celebrates love and friendship. A couplet is a short, 2 line poem that ends in a rhyme. We learned that we can become couplet super heroes as we pass on happiness with each couplet we compose. Will you be a couplet super hero today? It is easy to do. Listen and learn!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Can you write a couplet for your special Crew member and leave it in a comment below?

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A Celebration of Friendship and Love


Valentine’s Day is a special day when we celebrate friendship and love with family and friends. Let’s invite a special guest to join us on Tuesday morning, February 14th to celebrate together from 7:50-9:10. Invite your mom or dad, grandmother or grandfather, aunt or uncle.


We will prepare for them a special breakfast of toaster waffles, fruit, juice, hot coffee, a little Valentine Bingo, a valentine exchange AND A SPECIAL SURPRISE!

What do you like most about Valentine’s Day? Who will you invite?

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