Thursday, December 18, 2008

Northern Lights over Yellow Knife, Yukon, Canada

Check out these cool photos of the Northern Lights sent in by Kyle - awesome! Don't forget to scroll through the following posts to see the rarest of all atmospheric phenomena - the Fire Rainbow! Thanks, Kyle!

Northern Lights #2

Northern Lights #3

Fire Rainbow - Yukon, Canada

This is the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20,000 feet high, with just the right amount of ice crystals, THEN the sun has to hit the crystals at PRECISELY 58 degrees!

This event occurred on the Idaho/Washington border and lasted about 1 hour.

Northern Lights #6

Northern Lights #5

Northern Lights #7

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Farewell Old Friend!

The big tree in this picture was 300 years old when it finally had to be cut down. I wonder if the seeds and sprouts we planted down by the soccer fields will still be there in 2308! Josie, I hope you plant another that will last just as long. Thanks for the picture!

Red Fern Illustrations

Monday, December 15, 2008

Banana Hunt Record Tied!

We finally have confirmation that Josie ALSO scored 90 on banana hunt! Well done, Josie!

New Banana Hunt Record!

Congrats to Grace for setting the high score!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Something You Need to Know

One of the main skills in this math unit is being able to name missing angle measurements without a protractor using what you know about adjacent and vertical angles.

Click here to view a sample from class. Then leave a comment with your answers to the questions at the bottom of the page.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Angles Among Us

What kind of angles do you see?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Walt!

Today would have been Walt Disney's 107th birthday. You can learn all about him and his extensive empire by clicking here.

My best Disney experience was getting to have my 10th birthday party at Disneyland in California. I invited my three best friends and we stayed overnight at the Disneyland Hotel. I had my birthday dinner at the Blue Lagoon restaurant, which was located inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! I still remember what I ordered - a plate of spaghetti with tons of butter! Afterward, my dad arranged for us to have desert at the exclusive Club "33". Needless to say it was a memory that has lasted a lifetime (78 years, to be exact! ;-).

Leave a comment with your favorite Disney memory!