Friday, December 13, 2013

Thank You!

Dear 4R

I want to tell you all how impressed I am with your understandings around magnetism and electricity. I really feel that if you keep in mind what you have discovered, talked about, written about, and researched, you will all be well prepared for the science work you will do next year and beyond, wherever you are. 

If you have not received your rubric and video, don't worry. I will be sending them out over vacation.

Thank you for my lovely cards. I really like to read personal messages like that. It's good for my heart. Thank you also for the gifts I received. 

Lastly, have a happy Christmas break and take care of yourselves and your brothers and sisters please.

I send my love to you all and I look forward to even more amazing experiences of learning with you.

Mr. Ross

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hour Of Code Links





OUR HOUR OF CODE IS RIGHT HERE

Remember, you can pause and review.




If you want to do more  at home, there is a large choice  HERE


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

4R’S CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

4R’S CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
Aarushi: My blessing is having a roof over my head.
Aidan: My blessing is getting to travel around the world.
Jude: The best blessing is having S.E.W.
Jessica: My blessing is having a great, funny teacher. 
Jonathan: My blessing is being Mr. Ross’s student.
Navodit: My Blessing is riding in Mr. Ross’s Mustang.
Vishal: My best blessing is riding in Mr. Ross’s Car.
Yuki: My best blessing is during summer break I went to Japan. And in Japan, I went to Disneyland with my best church friend.
Joon: My blessing is getting to baseball every Saturday.
Ekagra: My blessing is getting paired up with Navodit for my summative.
Jeffer: My blessing is having friends that help me.

Ryan: My blessing is being very smart at math and science.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

A World Without Magnets


Think back to your Schoology homework  about magnets around the house HERE 

Then write a story about waking up and finding that all the magnetic forces in the world have stopped.

You can use this paragraph to start, or make your own. Use your UOI book. Draft and edit. When you are ready to publish, you can type it as a Google Doc. This will be printed and put on the wall so:

CHECK:

Beginning, middle, end.
Is it interesting?
Do you show understandings about how magnets are used in your house/the world?
Spelling
Gramar
Paragraphs

(This will be your own work, not your teacher's work.)

I woke up at 2A.M. It was hot in my apartment. My fan had stopped spinning. I didn't know why. I walked out to the kitchen to get a drink of water and saw that the refrigerator door was wide open! I tried to close it, but it wouldn't stay closed!

/30


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Making and Troubleshooting Circuits










A little frustration and a ton of co operation and fascination. We used a bulb, a motor, a switch and a battery. Everything had to work. We need to explore more. There are some contradictions here.


GIF PAL: MAKE ANIMATED GIFS

http://www.gifpal.com/



Monday, November 11, 2013

Writing Prompt: A Day Without Electricity

I woke up so refreshed. No wonder! My alarm clock had not gone off!  I had not heard it! Was I late for school?  The clock itself was not showing any signs of life!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

BONUS HOMEWORK: What is CMOS?

Today we took apart a computer.

We found a heat-sink with copper on it.

We found a battery INSIDE the computer.

At first we thought the battery helped us type when the computer was unplugged.

But we tried unplugging and the computer stopped.


What is the battery for then?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuning In: How The World Works

Homework



Today you got your new  Words Their Way words.

By Friday you need to:



1. Write each word in a sentence in the comment section below, or use paper, email, or Google Doc.

2. Write a definition for the word (its meaning), and a sentence for each in your own words.

3. Check capitals, and make sure you have a period at the end.

4 Read you sentences aloud and check/edit/revise them.



Jeffer and Yuki:  Choose 10 of your words to do sentences  for. Talk together to agree on the 10 words you will do please. You just need to write a sentence using each word, no definitions.


IXL and Singapore Math Due Friday.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Homework: Bob Dylan – Blowin' in the Wind


How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.


Yes, 'n how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n how many times can a man turn his head,
And pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.



Yes, 'n how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.








1. What is this poem about?  (3) (2)

2. What are some of the things you notice about the punctuation?
(5) (3)

3. What devices do you notice? (rhyme, rhythm  alliteration, personification or onomatopoeia?)  (5) (3)

4. How do you think this poet felt when he was writing this song? (1) (1)

5.  Have you ever felt the same as this poem's feeling? (2) (1)

6. Write one paragraph about the author in your own words.


7. What webpage did you use?

Read Write Think: Diamante

Read Write Think: Diamante
Here it is

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/diamante-poems-30053.html



Congratulations: Jeffer and Aarushi

Aarushi painted pictures with words.


Jeffer showed commitment and creativity

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

 by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.



1. What is this poem about?  (3) (2)

2. What are some of the things you notice about the punctuation?
(5) (3)

3. What devices do you notice? (rhyme, rhythm  alliteration, personification or onomatopoeia?)  (5) (3)

4.  Have you ever felt the same as this poem's feeling? (2) (1)

5. Who wrote this poem? (1)(1)

6. Write one paragraph about the author in your own words.


7. What webpage did you use?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

You Are Special : Bonus Homework

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player



How would you describe these boys in relation to the PYP Learner  Profile?

What traits/attitudes do you think they have? Why do you think so?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Knight Writer: Ryan Yoon

Knight Writer: Ryan




Mr.Ross showed us how to use Show Me on the iPads.It was really fun because it gave me a lot of knowledge. At the first time it was really hard. Mr.Ross is a wonderful teacher. 




Maybe there is more interesting facts in this unit! I hope this unit is great! So long!!!



SUMMATIVE POETRY ASSIGNMENT Due NOV. 1

Here are the instructions for the task and the grading rubric for the Poetry Unit,

CLICK HERE if you forgot the devices of poetry.

CLICK HERE if you need a safe search engine to research

CLICK HERE For the IB Learner Profiles

CLICK HERE For the IB Learner Attitudes



Poetry summative rubric 13 14 


Vocabulary:
Sentences Due Nov. 1
Jeffer and Yuki choose any 15 words that you want.


1. poetry
2. universal
3. expression
4. rhyme
5. syllables
6. rhythm
7. metaphor
8. simile
9. acrostic
10. pattern
11. meter
12. analysis
13. haiku
14. interpret
15. Limerick
16. Cinquain
17. Emotion
18. shape
19. couplet
20. onomatopoeia
21. author
22. device
23. poetic
24. lantern
25. personification
26. alliteration
27. nonsense
28. senryu
29. period
30. quotation
31. comma
32. colon

33. capital

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Homework Due Friday


The poems we have been writing need us to really be sure what the differences are between VERBS, NOUNS, and ADJECTIVES,  right?

Today have some fun.


Play THIS  game.


THEN, write a paragraph about what you had to do to play.






BONUS HOMEWORK  (For a Happy Face)



Play THIS 

THEN, write a paragraph about what you had to do to play.



TREES

Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918
Trees
I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
  
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
  
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
  
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
  
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
  
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer


1. What is this poem about?  (3) (2)

2. What are some of the things you notice about the punctuation?
(5) (3)

3. What devices do you notice? (rhyme, rhythm  alliteration, personification or onomatopoeia?) (5) (3)

4.  Why do you think this was written? (2) (1)

5. Who wrote this poem? (1)(1)

6. Write one paragraph about the author in your own words.


7. What webpage did you use?


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Poetry Formative Rubric

Shape Poems Using Ipad

Mrs Anderson shared a great iPad app for shape poems. It looks simple. Was it?


















Art Homework 2





Hello 4R Students,

Here are some photos of 4R working on their Mandalas for UOI 1


Please take a look and download photos for your Digital Portfolio.

Thank you

Mrs. Kim

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mooses Come Walking




    Mooses Come Walking

    Mooses come walking up over the hill.
    Mooses come walking. They rarely stand still
    When mooses come walking, they walk where they will.
    And mooses come walking up over the hill.
    Mooses look into your window at night.
    They look to the left and they look to the right.
    The mooses are smiling; they think it’s a zoo.
    That’s why the mooses like looking at you.
    So, if you see mooses while lying in bed,
    It’s best to just stay there, pretending you’re dead.
    The mooses will leave, and you’ll get the thrill
    Of seeing the mooses go over the hill.
1. What is this poem about?  (3) (2)

2. What are some of the things you notice about the punctuation?
(5) (3)

3. What devices do you notice? (rhyme, rhythm  alliteration, personification or onomatopoeia?) (5) (3)



4.  Why do you think this was written? (2) (1)

5. Who wrote this poem? (1)(1)

6. How does the poem make you feel? (2) (1)

7. Is there a person in this poem? (2) (1)

8. Where do you think the setting of this poem is? (1) (1)

Cup Song

WTW This Week




Today you got your new words.

By Friday you need to:



1. Write each word in a sentence in the comment section below, or use paper.

2. Write a definition for the word (its meaning)

3. Check capitals, and make sure you have a period at the end.

4 Read you sentences aloud and check/edit/revise them.

USE THIS DICTIONARY!

Jeffer and Yuki:  Choose 10 of your words to do sentences  for. Talk together to agree on the 10 words you will do please. You just need to write a sentence using each word, no definitions.