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November 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Art, Educational Web Sites

Risking the waves to capture the sunset

(Photo by Steve Rawley)

Let’s title that photo “What Not To Do At the Beach.”

In addition to our usual… addition (and subtraction, division, times tables…) and all of the other math we do in computer lab, we’ve spent some time this week talking about fall and winter at the Oregon coast and Various Rules We Need to Follow. (A few of us visited the beach over Halloween weekend.)

1) Sneaker waves and riptides — please watch out for them and please be safe!

2) The definition of a “come and go” beach. Just because the sand was there in July when you visited, doesn’t mean it will be there now. So stop, look and listen.

3) The Oregon coast is not the Southern California coast, brrrrrrrrr. Bring a jacket!

Then we played on Google Earth for awhile, and studied some geography facts. Fun. (Updated on 11/10/13 to say: Geography Quest Quiz Day at our school is Nov. 20, 2013. We’re studying Asia, including the following countries:

Level 1: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia and Indonesia
Level 2: China, East Timor, India and Brunei
Level 3: Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore
Level 4: Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Phillipines
Level 5: South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Whew! :) Click here for the geography links we recommend.

Geo Quest is funded by our Student-Parent-Teacher Organization, who do so much for our school. Thank you!!!)

Today we discovered a cool programming site from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Scratch Programming. (My technology teacher friends recommended it.) Pretty fun for the more advanced students, who already knew about it, and pretty fun for the novices like me, too!

Enjoy.

– Ms. Nancy