Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Meet the Elements

Students and Parents,

It's time to Meet the Elements!


Lyrics

Iron is a metal, you see it every day
Oxygen, eventually, will make it rust away
Carbon in its ordinary form is coal
Crush it together, and diamonds are born

Come on come on and meet the elements
May I introduce you to our friends, the elements?
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are

Neon's a gas that lights up the sign for a pizza place
The coins that you pay with are copper, nickel, and zinc
Silicon and oxygen make concrete bricks and glass
Now add some gold and silver for some pizza place class

Come on come on and meet the elements
I think you should check out the ones they call the elements
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are

Team up with other elements making compounds when they combine
Or make up a simple element formed out of atoms of the one kind

Balloons are full of helium, and so is every star
Stars are mostly hydrogen, which may someday fill your car

Hey, who let in all these elephants?
Did you know that elephants are made of elements?
Elephants are mostly made of four elements
And every living thing is mostly made of four elements
Plants, bugs, birds, fish, bacteria and men
Are mostly carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen

Come on come on and meet the elements
You and I are complicated, but we're made of elements
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are

Team up with other elements making compounds when they combine
Or make up a simple element formed out of atoms of the one kind

Come on come on and meet the elements
Check out the ones they call the elements
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound or stand alone as they are

Written by John Flansburgh, John Linnell • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Oregon Trail

Students and Parents,

Did you know that you can play the ORIGINAL Oregon Trail game... for free?



Click here to view it on another website, or you can play it in the box below.


~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Paper Planes World

Students and Parents,

This app is quite cool.  It lets you throw and catch paper airplanes from all around the world!




~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lewis and Clark

Students and Parents,

Here are some resources you can explore from home today.

This is an interactive map showing the Journals and Journey of Lewis and Clark:


Secondly, enjoy this amazing Youtube Video:


Lastly, this link will take you to an online resource full of their journals, drawings, and maps from the exploration.

Enjoy!

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Preamble

Students and Parents,

Here are some of the videos that we watched today in class to help us learn more about the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States.  Enjoy!

Oh, and if you need the words to help you sing along:

The Preamble
We the people (of the United States),
In order to form a more perfect union,
Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,
Provide for the common defence,
Promote the general welfare and
Secure the blessings of liberty
To ourselves and our posterity
Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

School House Rock (Original)

The School House Rock (Remixed!)


Barney Fife and the Preamble

Enjoy!

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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