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Monday, September 24

  1. page YES Pattern Scavenger Hunt edited As you discover patterns around you, post them here to share with other students and families at…

    As you discover patterns around you, post them here to share with other students and families at YES!
    Directions for posting:
    1. Create an account through wikispaces.
    2. Click on the "edit" button.
    3. When the toolbar pops up at the top, click on the button that says "FILE" to upload and insert the image you have downloaded from your camera.
    4. Put a caption underneath your picture including:
    what you took a picture of
    what type of pattern you think it is
    your first name and last initial (or family name or class name)

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  2. page space.menu edited ... Thinking about Thinking unConventional 2012 4 TL YES Pattern Scavenger Hunt INVITATION …
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    Thinking about Thinking
    unConventional 2012
    4 TLYES Pattern Scavenger Hunt INVITATION
    Educational Passages Project
    5 Tesselations
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  3. page YES Pattern Scavenger Hunt INVITATION edited YES Pattern Scavenger HuntCan YOU find patterns hidden in plain sight?! The Last year, the four…
    YES Pattern Scavenger HuntCan YOU find patterns hidden in plain sight?!
    TheLast year, the fourth grade
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    Lab group has beendug into an intense study of patterns. We spent our time defining, discussing,
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    categorizing patterns over the past several weeks and now
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    teachers and parentsfamilies to participate
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    on the public google doc to sharepage of this wiki called YES PATTERN SCAVENGER HUNT (see instructions
    CONNECT - What is a pattern? What do you know about patterns? Where have you seen patterns before?
    WONDER - What questions do you have about patterns?
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    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Post your picture on the Google Doc. All pictures should be original and taken by you, so please do not post any pictures from the internet that were taken by someone else.
    Write your fullfirst name, last initial, your class code (if hunting in school) and the
    Please respect others' work by not deleting pictures or information from others' postings.
    REFLECT
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Thursday, September 20

  1. page space.menu edited ... unConventional 2012 4 TL Pattern Scavenger Hunt 4 TL & C Educational Educational Pass…
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    unConventional 2012
    4 TL Pattern Scavenger Hunt
    4 TL & C EducationalEducational Passages Project
    5 Tesselations
    5 TL Kites
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  2. page space.menu edited ... Yarmouth Safe Routes to School Project Website Talents Program wiki The Think Tank Chronicl…
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    Yarmouth Safe Routes to School Project Website
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    The Think Tank Chronicles
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Tuesday, June 12

  1. page 4 Communications Civilization Creation edited We have embarked upon
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Thursday, June 7

  1. page 5 TL Kites edited ... We are continuing the investigation by looking at other kite shapes, materials and sizes. CRE…
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    We are continuing the investigation by looking at other kite shapes, materials and sizes.
    CREATE MEANING
    We are goingdid kites in a day! We pulled together our learning to design our ownoriginal kites toand test various designsthem in the dry air today (no rain! yahoo!). We ended up with kites made of paper and materials. Stay tunedothers of plastic. We made kite shaped kites, a sled kite, two polygon kites and what I like to call the jellyfish kite. Sophie's kite shaped kite did wonderful circles in the air, while the dual bridle handles on the kite by Grady, Wyatt and Jackson allowed their sled kite to catch some nice wind. Ceanne's kite got some nice height after she added a third bridle and Duncan's kite surprised us by jumping up in the air with only one face to the wind. Conor's kite did beautiful spirals in it's flight and Ben's jellyfish shape made us wonder what a large kite of that design could do (carry us away like a hot air balloon perhaps!). Check out the Picassa slideshow above for photospictures of our original designs!kite flying adventures today! I just added the new pictures.
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  2. page 5 Garden & Maze Design edited ... We have been invited to get involved with an initiative at Ft. Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth…
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    We have been invited to get involved with an initiative at Ft. Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. There is a group of community members who are taking on the role of reclaiming the park. They are removing invasive species and making plans to use the space to pull in more of the surrounding community. One area of land will be turned into a children’s garden with a maze. We have been invited to turn in designs for the maze to be passed along to the architect as input for the project! The designing and creation of the maze will take a year or two, so we are getting involved in the beginning stages.
    So far, we have had Lynn Schaffer, a key member of the initiative, to visit our school to talk to us. She has shown us photographs and maps of the area to explain the project. The next step was to visit Ft. Williams park so that Lynn could give us a tour of the space for the future garden and maze. This allowed us to measure the space, look at the natural materials we have available to use and learn about native species that will be used in the garden. We wanted to know what we’re working with!
    INVESTIGATE
    We succeeded in touring the space for the garden and maze, taking measurements, getting photographs, asking our guide questions about the environment and logistics of the project, and learning more about the natural plant life we might include in our designs. Check out our pictures:
    Garden & Maze Design Project TL 5
    CREATE MEANING & EXPRESS
    Next came a visit from Mr. Rollins to teach us about the skills and steps involved in making a scale drawing of our designs to hand over to the landscape architect who will work on the project at the park. We asked plenty of questions and learned how to use a scale to create an accurate drawing of the images we held in our mind's eye. Then we spent weeks working on the designs, including a directional compass, key and labels for unique features. Take a look at our creations:
    June 7, 2012

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Tuesday, June 5

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