We decided to make a video to highlight some of the activities we do in the classroom and how we do them.
For class trips you’ve been to the museum, observatory, and things like that but have you been to Google? Probably not. You would think that I’m crazy ,but Google is actually a place and I would love to go to Google. Why you might ask? Because we can see how they work with technology, they also have a corporate and an original campus called Googleplex, and they make cool websites like google classroom.
To begin with, Google can be exciting to go to because we can see how they work with technology. In other words, we can see technology the way they use it and how they see it. There creations can be expensive, but if you go there maybe they’ll let you try their inventions. Like with google glass when you go to the Google building you got to try on the creation once it came out. Google created a tree made of code that formed a hologram tree. Google also made a code bracelet that was actually was made with code and was printed with a 3D printer.
However another reason is Google has a corporate and a original campus called Googleplex. Lets just say, it would be cool to see something in real life than in pictures. Because its boring to just see it in websites than see it in real life. Like if you look up Larry Page then it’s probably going to just tell you about his birth date or those kind of things, not like what’s his favorite part of working with Google or what’s his favorite food and you can only get that through asking in real life. Also like Sergey Brin if you look him up you’ll only see where he was born, his birthday, and maybe even his children. Think about it, that’s all you would know about him don’t you want to know his likes and dislikes. And you can see all the workers that they have that aren’t even on the web, you can still see them in real life.
Finally another reason is Google made cool websites like google classroom that include code. To put it differently, you can see the code that they made with the different websites they had created. It would be cool too see all the code it took to made that creation. If you try to look up google classroom code, it wouldn’t give you what you want so you would have to go there to actually see the code on that website.Remember the code bracelets I told you about well maybe you can see the code that was used for the bracelets. The hologram tree you can also see the code that was used to make that, I know i’ll enjoy it because I love code.
Google is a great place to learn and have fun. If I were able to go I would be happy as a squirrel getting nuts. I dearly hope I get to go there some day.
The LA History Museum is the best place for a field trip because there are a lot of activities that we can do. There are a lot of exhibits that we can go to like the Mammal Hall. There is an exhibit that we can go to and learn about the velvet ant and the White-eyed assassin bug.
First of all it is very educational there are a lot of exhibits that we can go to and learn about like the live animals that we can see like a king snake and a lot of other cool animals like bugs such as a scorpion and a stick insect. One example is when I went last year to the insect zoo and see the live animals. once I went and there was a tarantula called the Brazilian salmon tarantula. The people that present them are really nice. sometimes they let you touch them and they will answer all your Questions about the animals that they present to you. It is really fun to go and see all the bugs and learn all about them. One time I asked what the Brazilian salmon tarantula ate and the said that they eat birds! luckily for the birds they are not very skilled at capturing and eating them but they can eat remarkably large prey such as mice. I liked to see the bugs and learn about them their habitat and what each of the bugs eat and if they are a predator or prey.
secondly we can learn all about dinosaurs like if they are herbivores or carnivores or even if they are omnivores like bears and us. We can learn how big the dinosaurs can grow and if they are big or small dinosaurs. We can learn what the dinosaur is related to like the the tyrannosaurus rex most commonly known as the T-rex is related to the chicken. one I went to to a plays called l dinosaur encounters and learn about the dinosaur like if we don’t know the name of the dinosaur we can learn the name of it like if we didn’t know the name of a dinosaur say the velociraptor we could ask them what the name of the dinosaur is and they would tell you that the name of the dinosaur is velociraptor and the best part for teachers is just like that a student learned something new. and once we leave the play we can go and learn about how we found them and how there bodys work like the plates on a stegosauruses back are used to cool them off. We can learn if they help use it to defend themself or if if is to cool them off.
Last but not last there are a lot of activities we can do there that are fun and educational at the same time like the Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit. We can learn about how to use soil to solve most of our environmental problems. There is also a behind the scenes tour called car tours where we can learn about historic cars and motorcycles dating from 1900 to 1984. There are about 60 to or 75 cars and motorcycles including the 1908 Pierce Great Arrow which won best class in the Pre-war Preservation class and the chairman’s Trophy at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concour d’Elegance! We can learn about the history about the history of automotive design and Los Angeles’ rich and sometimes surprising automotive past.
The museum is a good place to go on a field trip because there is a lot of things that are educational that we can go to.
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I went to the San Diego Zoo with my class in first grade at 8:40 a.m. My mom woke me up in the morning. I was feeling very exhausted and I didn’t want to get up. I looked at the time and saw that it was 7:15 a.m. Then I remembered that we were going to have our class field trip to the San Diego Zoo! I got out of bed and got ready for school. My mom started to make breakfast. I ate my breakfast and my mom, my sister, and I went walking to school. I went into my class and my teacher Ms. Anderson started to tell us who would be our partner. My partner was my friend Keani. My mom was going to come with us. Other groups had more than three people but we only had three my mom, Keani, and me. Then everyone got on the bus and left for the zoo.
When we first got to the zoo we had to wait outside for 15 minutes before we got inside. Then after waiting a long time we finally got inside the zoo. The zookeeper gave us a map so we can know where everything is. First of all we decided to see the swans. The swans were white and they had lots of feathers. The water that the swans were swimming in was green and it looked like it was dirty. I saw a zookeeper that was cleaning the swan’s water. Then we decided to go see the zebras. The zebras had black and white stripes. Some people wanted to feed the zebras but there was a sign that said Do not feed the zebras! After that we went to see the flamingoes. The flamingoes were pink and they had skinny legs. These flamingoes were actually gray or white but the food they eat makes them look pink. They were walking all around the grass like they were crazy! We had a good time looking at the animals.
After that, we went to see the reptiles. When we got there, the first thing I saw were lots of snakes. There were green snakes, brown snakes, red snakes, and even yellow snakes! They were slithering all around their cage. Then we saw some lazy green turtles sleeping in the water. Some turtles were little and others were big. Even though I could not touch the turtles I could tell that they had a hard shell. My mom took pictures of the turtles. We also saw some lizzards climbing little branches. They were each a different color. We saw other reptiles like iguanas and frogs too.
Next, we ate lunch. We ate lunch on a green bench. My mom and I ate a turkey sandwich and Keani ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. After we ate lunch, my mom bought me a vanilla ice cream cone and a chocolate ice cream cone for Keani. I had a delicious lunch.
Then, we went to see the birds at the bird aviary. We saw peacocks with many different colors. When I went close to the peacock to see it, the peacock opened up it’s feathers so we could see them. I saw a lot of parrots and toucans in a giant cage. The toucans had big yellow beaks and red and blue feathers. The parrots had red, green, blue, purple, and yellow feathers and small beaks. There were also blue jays and red jays flying all around the cage.
Last of all, we went to see the african animals. At the african area, there were lots of animals. One of the animals that we saw there were kangaroos. The kangaroos were sleeping with their babies under a tall tree. They were very tall and had long tails. We also saw giraffes at the african area. They had long necks, brown spots, and yellow bodies. One of the giraffes was eating leaves from tall trees. When we left the african area where the giraffes were, there was a small bridge with lots of trees. My mom took pictures of us there and we could see the giraffes in the background. I had a nice time at the african area.
I had a great time at the San Diego Zoo with my class. I think it was a great way to learn more about animals and have fun. I will never forget this wonderful trip I had with my class!
Students in #Room20 took the Marshmallow Challenge. “The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity.”
The activity has been done by adults of all professions. You can visit the website by clicking here. The activity was modified for elementary. We substituted small marshmallows for the tape and string. Students had to come up with a plan to create and build a structure that would support a larger (1) marshmallow at the top under 20 minutes. We had a 4th grade group winner (7 3/4 inches) and a 5th grade group and overall winner at (8 3/4 inches). The students had lots of fun and we took some time to reflect on how we could of done things better. We talked about what worked and what didn’t work. We will try this again.