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Apr-25-2013

Adding Fractions: Workman room 21

Adding fractions is as easy as 1, 2, 3,
When the denominators can agree.

The numerator is on the top.
The denominator is down below.

Reducing fractions: it simplifies.
Divide top and bottom by the same thing.

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Apr-24-2013

Circle Time: Rowland room 16

Circle time
Like a dime
Round all the time
A curvy line

Circles all around us

Diameter: a straight line through the center
It touches both, both sides of the circle
Like a pizza in half or a cul-de-sac

A pizza pie
The pupil of an eyeball
Top of a cup
The bell of a tuba
Like a sticker or coin
or a half that is joined

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Apr-23-2013

U.S. Presidents: Rowland room 15

These are the presidents of the U.S.A.

1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren

These are the presidents of the U.S.A.

9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James K. Polk
12. Zachary Taylor
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln

These are the presidents of the U.S.A.

17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford B. Hayes
20. James Garfield
21. Chester A. Arthur
22. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison
24. Grover Cleveland (again)

These are the presidents of the U.S.A.

25. William McKinley
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. William Howard Taft
28. Woodrow Wilson
29. Warren G. Harding
30. Calvin Coolidge
31. Herbert Hoover
32. Franklin D. Roosevelt

These are the presidents of the U.S.A.

33. Harry S. Truman
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower
35. John F. Kennedy
36. Lyndon B. Johnson
37. Richard M. Nixon
38. Gerald R. Ford
39. James Carter
40. Ronald Reagan

These are the presidents of the U.S.A.

41. George H. W. Bush
42. William J. Clinton
43. George W. Bush
44. Barack Obama

These are the presidents of the U.S.A.

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Apr-22-2013

Mercury Rises: Rowland room 20

Mercury rises when it’s hot, hot hot.
Mercury falls when it’s cold, cold cold.
Mercury rises when it’s hot, hot hot.
Mercury falls when it’s cold, cold cold.

Water boils at 212º fahrenheit.
Water freezes at 32º fahrenheit.

Mercury rises when it’s hot, hot hot.
Mercury falls when it’s cold, cold cold.

Water boils at 100º celsius.
Water freezes at 0º celsius.

Mercury rises when it’s hot, hot hot.
Mercury falls when it’s cold, cold cold.

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Apr-19-2013

Water Cycle: Ben Lomond room 22

Water dripping,
Water flowing,
Evaporate, precipitate, and condensate.
This is the water cycle.

Mountain runoff
Into rivers, or reservoirs,
Or dams that store, or lakes once more.
This is the water cycle.

Sun is shining,
Microdroplets.
Out of the sea, humidity that we can’t see.
This is the water cycle.

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Apr-19-2013

Pangaea: Ben Lomond room 24

Pangaea is a supercontinent that has broken up over millions of years. Watch this video to learn more about what our earth used to look like.

Pangaea
The supercontinent
Spreading farther
The continental drift

In the age of the dinosaurs
There were no humans to explore.
With the plate tectonics in charge,
Changing one continent to more.

Wegener was the first to explore
Fossils on different continents.
His theory: drifting ocean floor.
A puzzle of land, he named it:

Pangaea
The supercontinent
Spreading farther
The continental drift

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Apr-19-2013

Covina-Valley Unified Anthem: Ben Lomond room 23

Through the years the teachers are amazing.
Creating extraordinary futures.

Your thirst for learning will be satisfied
at Covina-Valley Unified!
Just east of Los Angeles.
Other cities will be jealous.

18 schools are within our district.
Students are superstars and awesome!

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Apr-18-2013

Photosynthesis: Workman room 19

Photosynthesis:
Plants make their own food.
They convert sunlight
Into energy.

Plants need sunlight
Every day that’s bright.
They need carbon dioxide.
They make glucose
With just the right dose
And they give us our oxygen.

Plants have green leaves.
Chlorophyll makes them green.
Chloroplast holds chlorophyll.
Some cells don’t have chlorophyll inside them;
They get energy elsewhere.

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Apr-18-2013

Rock Song: Workman room 22

Learn about the three types of rock in this song:

Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic.

Igneous rocks are formed when lava cools.
An extrusive rock is formed above ground.
An intrusive rock is formed underground.
Any type of rock can be melted down!

Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic.

A sedimentary rock can be hardened down.
Its layers of sand formed by erosion.
A metamorphic rock needs heat and pressure,
Heat and pressure, heat and pressure.

Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic.

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Apr-18-2013

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally: Rowland room 17

Learn the order of operations:

Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.

Please is for parentheses
numbers in parentheses are its specialties

Excuse is for exponents
they multiply numbers and they make them immense

My is for multiply
repeated addition is something you should try

Dear is for division
when you divide, you’re a smart mathematician

Aunt is for addition
You’re close to completing your precision mission

Sally is for subtraction
Now you are victorious like Andrew Jackson
maybe next time, we will sing about a fraction

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