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By Taylor and Jada
Have you ever had something that you loved and wanted to learn more about it? Then you should do passion projects.
Every single student in Mosaic house does Passion projects.
Passion means something you adore, like your dog, your favorite
singer, your favorite football team, or even pancakes. For our projects, we usually have three, one hour and a half sessions to do all of the research.
Then you have a week to start typing all of your notes, but it has to be complete sentences. After you’ve written up your notes you can design anything you want such as a cake, a Power Point if you like the computers, or a tri-fold if you like to be crafty. Also, you can make a board game, and you can even have some of your friends act in a play. But the project has to be relevant to your passion.
Once all projects were completed, we invited all of the parents and students from Mosaic to see all of the wonderful projects.
Jada’s Passion is Women’s Soccer
I made a tri-fold and put black hexagons on it to make a huge soccer ball. I put facts on the black hexagons about the history of soccer. I love soccer! If you like kicking around objects into goals then you will LOVE soccer, too! I would love to be on a soccer team with my favorite player, Abby Wambach.
The reason I choose gymnastics this year is because I love to be active and do flips, cartwheels and more. I just started lessons but I’ve been practicing at home and at an open gym where people can come and do gymnastics. I love to have lots of experiences with different types of equipment.
My favorite gymnast is Gabby Douglas.
If you are a student, maybe you can ask your teacher if you can do passion projects in your class. TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS and show lots of people! You can even do it with friends at your house.
The Grade Four First Place winner is Julia! Aidan and Rylee are two of the three winners tied for second place. Shown above with Mrs. Poirot.
Shown left to right: CML Coordinator Mrs. Poirot, second place medal winner Erik Schneider and first place winner Matteo.
Congratulations to all of our medal winners and to over eighty other third and fourth graders who participated in the Continental Mathematics League this year.
Hike For Hunger
by Taylor D.
Did you know that there are lots of kids in Vermont who don’t have enough to eat? On an October day, the Mosaic students went on a hike called Hike for Hunger. The Hike for Hunger helps kids and families that are hungry. Mosaic students all hiked at Catamount. Catamount is a beautiful area. Visitors go to hike there. Did you know that the hike was about 3 miles long?
The money that Mosaic collects goes to Hunger Free Vermont. Kids in Mosaic thought that it was fun. At first it was cold but as they got closer to the end, it got warmer. All the classes together raised $1,050. Mosaic has been doing this for 15 years and always raises about $1,000. I felt happy to help kids and families that are hungry.
by Nick and Jagger
Kid Blog is an online site where you can look at other people’s posts. The whole class has an account. Our teacher, Mr. Kellogg, sent us an email with the link to Kid Blog. You can read other people’s posts and comment on them. Every student has his/her own blog.
The post tells when the person wrote it, who’s the author and the title. People commented on my post on head lice. This makes me feel that I accomplished something.
We blog about poems and nonfiction or fiction stories.
Sometimes we research information for our blog. For one project, Nick and I researched about lice.
We might do research with books, interviews with people or with the internet.
I love getting comments from other people. And I love giving comments, too.
Photo right: Mosaic student, Colin enjoys playing one of the games at the Cardboard Challenge.
Have you heard about the Cardboard Challenge? The Cardboard Challenge is an activity where the third and fourth graders made an arcade out of cardboard! They got into groups or worked alone to make games. They couldn’t use electronics. It was hard but fun!
Everyone had to bring in supplies for their game. It took three weeks to build it; the first week they watched a video and planned their game. The second week they started building and they worked on it during recess ad lunch. The third and last week they finished it and brought it down to the dining room and in the afternoon, they played the games.
They showed so much creativity and the games were amazing.
Reporters Jennifer and Kylie show some of the trinkets
to be used in the Mosaic sign.
by Jennifer and Kylie
Our Team, Mosaic, has a tradition of wearing tye-dye t-shirts. We wear them every Friday and on fieldtrips. First, we voted on the colors. Some of us watched videos to learn how to make cool designs. Everyone made their own shirt with a different design with shades of blue.
It was messy but exciting at the same time. Some were bright and some were faded but they were all cool!
We are also making a Mosaic sign. All of Mosaic was asked to bring in a special trinket. We’ll write Mosaic using them. Some of the things that people brought in were weird like a frog, a golden lego and a mint box. Some of the exciting and cool things were old coins, part of a wedding dress, and toy cars. We are working with Ms. Demas and we will take turns placing the objects. They will all be attached to create our sign.
Being in Mosaic is an amazing experience. Wouldn’t you want to be in it?