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The third grade has been learning about parts of speech such as nouns, adjective and verbs. For these poems, they wrote an adjective, noun and verb in each line – combining two important objectives. They were able to combine Halloween thoughts into poems while learning about parts of speech.
We hope you will enjoy three of the great poems shared from a classroom of excellent work.
by Brodi Rice
Costumed kids trick-or-treat
White ghosts scare
Orange pumpkins flicker
Black cats meow
It is Halloween tonight!
by Wade Ryder
Scary zombies limp
Wrapped mummies moan
Bloody werewolves roar
Wicked vampires hide
Halloween is Scary
by Brettan Adams
Scary pirates growl
Creepy trees move
Tiny micce squeak
Rotten mummies shriek
What a wonderful Career Day afternoon on Monday at the Agnes Gray School as ten volunteers came in to tell students about their occupations. These volunteers came in with many resources to show and explain their work. Each student was able to participate in four fifteen-minute sessions on a rotating basis. They were very attentive and interested in what they learned and were able to ask good questions for more understanding.
Thank you so much to all of the presenters. Parents, this is a wonderful opportunity to talk with your students about the career options which they heard about.
An organism is a living thing and the grouping of organisms by scientists is called classification. The fourth grade students have been researching and writing about the classification of animals by using the two forms shown on the right to help with their organization.
In this format, students have been able to group animals by their body covering, life cycle, breathing and movement into the characteristics which they share. We would like to share Shey’s report as an example of what the students have learned:
The Classification of Animals
by Shey Ajayi
Want to learn how to classify animals? Read my paper to learn how to classify them. Scientists classify animals a special way by their traits and characteristics.
Animals are classified by their body covering, life cycle, breathing and movement. Body covering is a way you can tell it’s a mammal or not. People tell it’s a mammal by their fur. Dolphins and whales have fur but you can’t see it. Amphibians have thin skin so air can pass through. Some frogs can breath under water through their thin skin. Birds are covered in feathers and fish have slippery scales. Different animals have different body coverings. And that is one way to classify animals.
Life cycles are the way of life. First you’re an egg or in your mama’s body. Then you’re a little baby. Then you’re mid-aged. Then you’re an adult animal. Some are laid in either jellylike eggs or shell eggs. Some are born live young.
A lot of animals rely on breathing. Not all animals breath with lungs. They don’t all breath the same way. For example, some amphibians have thin skin so air can pass through their skin. Mammals breath with lungs but fish use gills to breathe.
Not all animals move the same way. A lot move with legs, but some slither or move with fins or even hop. By reading my paper I hope you learned how to classify animals. Just remember, animals are classified by body covering, life cycle, breathing and movement.
Thanks to all who helped move school equipment from the Legion School to Agnes Gray on Sunday, it didn’t take long for the students to make good use of the new equipment! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Poland, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Green, Mr. Merrill, Mr. Dodge, Mr. Kimball, Mr. and Mrs. Timm and Mrs. Ellsworth. The climbing wall is still to come!
Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 23 – No School
Thursday, December 6 – West Paris Evening Music Program Concert
at 6:30 (Snow date on Thursday, December 13)
Monday, December 10 – Explorersʼ Play Old Man Winterʼs Icicle Follies
December 24 through January 1st – School Vacation
Wednesday, January 2 – First day back to school in the new year