Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Interested in Building Your Own Telescope?

Many of you expressed an interest in building your own telescope (as featured in this month's Know Your Sky TV show). I've added links on the sidebar under the heading "Science" that will take you to two sites where you may purchase your very own telescope kit. The kits range in price from $9 to $13. Enjoy!

Create a Word Picture!

Well, our blog is truly off to a wonderful start.

Here is a spot to post your most vivid, awe-inspiring word pictures!

Remember, a good writer uses colorful, interesting details to help the reader "see" what the writer is describing. Transform your "plain-Jane" language into a sparkling word picture by adding descriptive adjectives, adverbs, and phrases.

This is a place to practice making your writing come alive!

Posts Due: Wednesday, September 27.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Science Questions for Dr. Perry

Class, here is where you can ask Dr. Perry astronomy questions you'd like answered! It's your very own spot to ask an expert! Proofread your questions carefully before you post!

Dr. Perry was one of the managing astrophysicists who worked on Hubble Space telescope. Retired, he is currently producing a local access cable TV show, "Know Your Sky," for Anne Arundel County. His show's purpose is to provide the amateur star gazer with information about celestial objects visible during each month of the year and how to find them in the night sky. His other expertises include forest and agricultural preservation.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Welcome To Our Classroom Blog!

Welcome to our class blog! Here we will be able to discuss what we're learning about in class. Now that Mrs. Perry has discussed Internet safety with you, you may start posting to the blog by writing your goals for the school year. These may be academic or personal goals.