Mrs. Murphy

5/9/2014
Soil Samples

Mrs. Murphy’s science students examined soil samples, separating and identifying different types of particles. Everyone described their soil sample in terms of a “recipe” of ingredients. Here’s Cody Sprague’s soil composition: 30% gravel, 20% humus, and 50% loam. He defined his sample as “a rough mixture of mostly loam, but some parts humus and gravel.”

P1160081

P1160082

P1160083

P1160084

P1160085

P1160086

P1160087

P1160088

3/27/2014
Mrs. Murphy’s earth science students are busy making text boxes for their volcano posters.

IMG_7000

IMG_7002

IMG_7004

IMG_7005

1/28/14
In Earth Science, Mrs. Murphy’s students tried to answer the question, “How Can You Flatten the Curved Earth?” in a recent activity. First, each student sketched the continents onto an orange, then attempted to create a flat representation of the curved surface. They discovered that significant adjustments need to be made to get the flattened continents to match their shape and position on a sphere!

P1150633

P1150634

P1150635

P1150636

P1150637

1/28/14
Mrs. Murphy’s social studies class has been studying about the 1960s. The students worked on biographies of John F. Kennedy. They created keynote presentations on important events in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. As a final project, they designed peace signs. You can view our display, “All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance”, this week in the hallway.

P1150640

P1150641

P1150642

P1150643

P1150644

P1150645

P1150646

P1150647

P1150648

P1150649

11/27/13
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Mrs. Murphy’s social studies class researched the president’s life and wrote biographies. Several topics were included: early years and family, education, work and military experience, political career, and the assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. In a section called, “Where Were You?”, students recorded the memories they listened to during personal interviews. By special invitation, eighth graders Anna, Jalen, Cole, and Katie shared their knowledge of President Kennedy’s life with the students in Mrs. Noyes’ class.

Grades 3-8 held a moment of silence on Friday afternoon to remember Mr. Kennedy and his accomplishments.

The biographies were printed and are now on display in the hallway at school. Please stop in, if you can, and take a few moments to see our work and recall this pivotal event in United States history.

P1150136

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s