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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 12/14/12

Our reporters today are Neiman and Jaden.

We’ve been busy getting ready for Open House. Each table is doing a different activity for Project Open House. There are seven tables with three or four people each and we’re at different tables.

Jaden: Our table is trying to make a game. We’re writing on paper and asking questions so that people can answer them. We’ll give them a card and they will answer the question. Like “How much water does it take to make cloth?” We drew little bottled water (plastic bottle) and X’d it off and then we wrote a metal bottle and circled it to show it was the right thing. We’re making different cards with different questions and we’ll put them together to make the game.

Neiman: Ms. Zapata is buying fake food. We’ll get paper plates and stick them on the plates with how much water it takes to make the food, to show the footprint. The footprint is how much water it takes to make the food.

We printed out two toilets. Our poster says “If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down.”

Last week we made frozen water balloons. We did experiments on them, like putting food coloring on the ice and it changed color. We wrote “I noticed” and “I wonder” statements.

Last weekend we did a project about conserving water. We had to live like we were in the Gold Rush Days, 1849. We had to use just two gallons of water all day long, and when you’re done, you’re done. Jaden: I washed the dishes with the water, took a shower with the water, and brushed my teeth with the water. Taking a shower was hard. Neiman: It was kind of hard. I had to memorize what to do. I was at my uncle’s house and I had to be careful not to use too much water.

At circles we always talk about “What are you looking forward to?” Jaden: I’m looking forward to Project Open House to present in front of the people about our projects. Neiman: I’m looking forward to staying home during break to chill!

We had a sub yesterday (Thursday). She was awesome and funny.

In PE this week we played Ultimate Football with a soft football. You have to keep throwing it to get it in the end zone but you can’t run with it. When you’re the person who has the ball, you have to throw it to your teammate. We had three teams and switched off. It was fun but not as fun as regular football.


Ms. Zapata's 4th & 5th grade class


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