Our First Skype

Today we had our first Skype!   We skyped with a class from Hillsboro, Missouri.   It was a mystery Skype, and we had to guess were they lived.   They also had to guess were we lived.   I thought that we did a good job, although we were kind of loud.   I was a Responder.   That is a person who answered the questions that they asked.   Some of the questions that they asked were how much rain do you get, and do you live west of the Mississippi River.   Some of the questions that we asked were, do you live near the Great Lakes, and are there mountains were you live.   We both gave clues about our schools.   They told us that their school is Hillsboro Elementary.   We told them that our school is the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School.   I hope we get to have another Skype soon!imageimage

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Thank you Moti and Mrs. Hernandez for the pictures!

The Sixth Scroll of the Hanukah Story

In Jewish Studies we got separated into groups of three.   Each group got assigned one of the eight scrolls of the Hanukah story.   I had Mason and Nadav in my group.   My group got the sixth one.   We had to write the problem(s) in it, the suggestions, and the suggestion they chose, then we had to make a video.   We used Pixie to make our video.   The problem in this scroll is that the Jews don’t know what to do.    Should they keep fighting with the Greeks or should they go to the temple to praise God.    The suggestions that the Jews got are, they should keep fighting,  they should make peace with the Greeks and then go to Jerusalem, or they should go back to the Bet Hamikdash(the temple) and say thank you to God.    The solution that they used was that they should go to Bet Hamikdash(the temple)and say thank you to God.    I hope you liked the video!

Creative Commons Images

This is an image of water.   So cool right?

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This next one is from the V.F.D organization in Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events!

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Comparing and Ordering Positive and Negative Numbers

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We are learning about positive and negative numbers.   A negative number is a number below zero.   A positive number is a number above zero.   A negative number looks like a regular number, it just has a minus symbol in front of it.   We learned that when you are using positive and negative numbers, it goes from left to right.   Left is smallest and right is largest.   Like this: -21<-3 the number negative three is larger, so the “alligator” wants to “eat” it.   That is an example of  negative numbers.   Now I will show you an example for positive numbers.   12>8 the number twelve is larger so the “alligator” wants to “eat” it.   We also answered questions like: what is one more than three (the answer is four), or what is five more than negative ten (the answer is negative five).   Below there are two pictures of a number line with positive and negative numbers