Monday, March 14,
Reported by Ethan #6
I’m Ethan #6, and I’m going to be the Roving Reporter for today. I
got to school at 8:00 in the morning, and I went to the Student
Council table and started selling grams until the bell rang. I ran
to class, got in line, and waited for the cloudy, nice day to start.
Since I’m in GATE on Wednesdays and Mondays, I do Read About. Read
About is a program on the computer where you read from three to five
pages on a topic and have about three stories on each topic. For
each story you have five vocabulary words and one skill. My topic
was the Civil War. It talked about how the Civil War started, and
how the slaves got freed by war when the North won.
Next, we had DMA. DMA stands for Daily Morning Activities. Each
Monday and Wednesday we do two language questions, two analogies,
and one geography question. Today’s geography question was: “What
state lies due south of Kentucky?” What’s your answer? Right now
take a break from reading this article, and look at a map, guess, or
look up the question on the internet. If your answer is Tennessee,
you are right. For the language questions we were still talking
about the famous Ellis Island. Overall I got minus one.
did the Morning Business. Morning Business is when we get out our
homework slips (if we had it), write down tonight’s homework, and
get the flyers and tests out of your mailbox. Today there was the
regular black and white States and Capitals map worksheet that comes
on the first day of the week, and the States and Capitals quiz that
we have to get signed, and some flyers (I didn’t even have to do
that because I’m Roving Reporter, but I did it in class anyway).
After that we dove into States and Capitals. In States and
Capitals, we made new flash cards for the six new states. Our
states were Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West
Virginia, and Virginia. We also sang and listened to the States and
Capitals rap song by the Hip-Hop Professor. The new thing was the
States and Capitals cards. If you’ve ever read another article by
someone else in Mr. Coley’s math class, chances are they did Math
Cards. It is the same thing, but with states and capitals.
Next we had Reading. In Reading we had nine new vocabulary words.
They were fierce, arming, drilling, just, peered, skirmish, rebels,
skittish, and kin. Can you guess what our story will be about? If
you guessed the Revolutionary War, you were right.
After Reading we had Science. In Science we were still talking
about predicting weather. We talked about the jet stream, and how
it can move fronts and affect planes. The jet stream is a global
wind that gets up to 150 MPH and goes west to east. If a plane is
flying from Sacramento, California, to New York City, New York, the
jet stream will help it. If a plane is flying from Orlando,
Florida, to Denver, Colorado, it will go against it and slow it
down. We also learned that a High Pressure System is dry, clear,
and fair weather, and that a Low Pressure System is warm, humid, and
stormy weather. The last thing we learned in Science is that
scientists use weather balloons, weather satellites, and Doppler
satellites. At the end of Science, Mr. Coley left and we’d have
Mrs. Coley the rest of the day.
was then time for recess. I ate a pack of fruit snacks when I was
heading off to go play basketball with my friends. I was picked on
Myles’s team, and I think we lost, but we didn’t keep score. It was
super close so we called it a tie.
After the break, we had “Meet the Masters.” Our artist of the
assembly was Georgia O’Keeffe. She was born in Virginia and moved
to New York when she was five. She married photographer Alfred
Stieglitz, and still lived in New York. In her middle age, she
moved to New Mexico. She loved to paint bones, flowers, and
Next was Read Aloud, which was called When You Reach Me by
Rebecca Stead. It is a Newberry Medal winner, and so far it is
fantastic. It is about Miranda, and her mom is a contestant for the
$20,000 Pyramid game show. Her friend, Sal, got punched and now
doesn’t talk to her. She also just got a note from a mysterious man
saying, “I’m going to save your friend’s life, and mine.” We’re all
so excited to see what happens next.
Then we had lunch. I ate quickly so I could talk to my friends.
When Mr. Eddie released us, we ran off to play basketball again.
This time we didn’t really play, we were just shooting for fun.
Finally, the bell rang, we stood up, and I ran out the Room 34
door. Mrs. Coley said, “Bye, everybody,” and I was off. Once
again, I’m Ethan #6 and I was your Roving Reporter today.
Daily Blog Home