Monday, June 1, 2009

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day, we decorated Hershey's chocolate bars for our Mothers. We made wordles using words that describe our mother. Mrs. B. came up with the idea and she did it with her first grade class, the Bobcats.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Take Your Child to Work Day

American Revolutionary War

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Field Trip to Erie

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The Global Gorillas went on a field trip to Erie. They learned about a ship called the Brig Niagara. The Niagara was built in 1811. It was in the war of 1812, and it was built over five times. In the bottom of the ship there was 70 people sleeping. The U.S. won the battle because we had 2 ships, and that made it hard for the British. The British ship had more ammunition, but the U.S. pulled it together and won.

The Global Gorillas went inside of the museum and got to put Zachery, Spencer, and my heads in a replica of the Brig Niagara. We got to see a movie about the battle on Lake Erie. Plus I got to see where the canon balls from the British ship hit the Niagara. Plus we got to see how they lift up from the wind to block it. When I get older I want to work for them.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Civil War Sallie

This is a video we made with my new best friend, Civil War Sallie. Be sure to check out her wiki and her blog.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leprechaun Traps

Today the Gorillas video conferenced with Mrs. Blazosky's (Room B7) first grade students. Room B7 wrote stories and made Leprechaun traps that they wanted to share with us. The traps were extremely creative and the stories were fabulous. Here are a few shots from our skype conference.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Class Literature Circles

Every month Mrs. Abernethy's Global Gorillas read different books. Then every week they do a project about their books. They present their projects to the whole class! It's so amazing to see all the fantastic work the class puts into their literature circle projects. Students sit on a red chair called the hot seat to present their projects. The way they present them makes it fantastic to watch. Some students in the class are shy and they don't speak very loud. I don't know what they have to be shy about. Projects are presented every Friday! Students must put their name, their book's title, and their book's author on the projects. Please check out our Literature Circle Blog to view some projects! There are some example below. Bye!!!!
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My Time with Kortni

Monday, February 23, 2009

BAND with ME

Today I learned about BAND! In band, children play different instruments. Such as, percussion (the loudest by far), saxophones (alto and tenor), trombones, trumpets, clarinets,and flutes. Mr. Dedesidario (Mr. D for short) uses a charts similar to the one below-
Global Gorilla Band Graph

My Weekend with Kayla G.

On Fri. we watched TV and I got to meet Kayla's bird, Buddy. He is so cool, because he can say "Hello," "What's up," and a lot more. On Saturday, we went to a sleepover at her friend's house. Their names are Isaiah and Mercedes. There we played hide 'n seek and we set up Mercede's tent. It was a lot of fun too. Then on Sunday, we went shopping and had a birthday party for her friend Mason. He just turned three. My weekend with Kayla G. was so fun. Then we had to get up and go to school, but we had fun.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Tale of Despereaux By: Ryuji

We like to use toondoo for our literature circle projects. Here is an example. Go to our lit circle blog to see more.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kyle and Me

Today I spent my day with Kyle. Kyle is in Mr. Lasko's class. I helped Kyle with his reading. Some people I met today were Sergei, Matthew, Adam, and Robert. Sergei is pretty funny. I also had fun in math 24. I hope I can go with Kyle again sometime. The End
P.S. Kyle and I are both Steelers fans

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Boston Massacre

Here's a link to the case file we solved: The Boston Massacre Files

Newton's First Law of Motion

By: Kylee and Megan

We learned about Newton's First Law of Motion. Newton's First Law is an object at rest stays at rest unless a force acts on it; an object in motion stays in motion unless a force acts on it. This was our science lesson. Here are some pictures showing examples of Newton's First Law.
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If you want to see more of our science projects go to our Science Blog.

Mrs. Abernethy's Global Gorillas Science Blog

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Weekend

Hey this week I came home with Kaylas! Fri. we went to a basket ball game. They faced against Pymatuning Valley. They lost! The score was 1 to 33,but i still enjoyed it. I meet Erica her little 4 year old sister ,Brandon her little 8 year old brother,Melida her mom, Tim her dad,and alllll her dogs. They are so very cool,sweet, and awesome.My Fri. night was a fantastic day! Sat. is going to be another excellent day! Well we have to go to another basket ball game. [I hope they win!]
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009


By: Abram

Technology with the Global Gorillas is great! We have 8 general computers, a SMART board, DVD/VCR hooked up to the SMART board, a laptop only used for Audacity, an ACER LPC (Little Pink Computer) Mrs. A's Laptop, and Mrs. A's Desktop. Not only that, but there is a cabinet chock full of laptops upstairs plus a cart comes down for our classroom twice a week. We also have some tech whizs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Study Island

By: Nathan
Today I learned about Study Island. It is a program on the computer that helps students on math, reading, and writing. It also helps them to get ready for the PSSA test. The PSSA test is a big test that shows how well they are doing in math and reading. The students earn ribbons for answering questions correctly. They can even play games on Study Island. My favorite game is Slingshot. The point of the game is to fling the man (with a helmet and parachute) as far as you can.

Here is a link to Study Island in case you want to try it out too.
Study Island.

The Schoolyard Habitat

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By: Cassia
This is the amazing habitat. I love it here! It gives homes to many animals. I don't think there are any gorillas, though. There are many flowers and it looks beautiful in the spring and summer. In fall the students pull weeds and rake leaves. They even plant flower bulbs that bloom in the spring. In the spring, there's lots of work, too.

Here more about the habitat from my friend, Morpheus Fortuna.

To learn more about the habitat, click on the link below.

Our Schoolyard Habitat

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Meet Global Gorilla!

This is Global Gorilla, our class mascot. He will be learning with us this year. Check back frequently to find out what is going on in our fifth grade classroom.