Monday, December 5, 2011

Explorer Project

Now that we have finished the explorer project, I would like to hear about what your thoughts were about this project. Did you find it fun? What did you like and dislike about the project? Did you learn a lot about your explorer? Tell me as much as you can about the project. I will count this as a Social Studies grade. Please make sure you write 5th grade sentences. Put a lot of thought and effort into this. I want you to be honest about this project. This will be due by Friday, December 9. 

21 comments:

  1. HEY MR.C, I LOVED THE EXPLORER PROJECT IT WAS SO FUN!! I LIKED HOW WE GOT TO CHOOSE WHO WE WANTED FOR THE EXPLORER INSTEAD OF YOU GIVING US AN EXPLORER.WE SHOULD DO PROJECTS LIKE THAT ONE MORE OFTEN.I TRYED MY BEST ON IT AND HOPED YOU LIKED IT TO. I THINK WE HAD A LOT OF GOOD ONES IN THE CLASS.(:

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  2. I had sooooooooo much fun doing my project for social studies. My person was Leif Ericsson. I think that I got a lot of interesting facts. I like all of the cool pictures. I am really surprised at how many facts that I found online and in books. I really wanted to do a viking so James really helped me on that. It was hard remembering all of the facts. Once I practiced more I really got the facts down. I found a lot of pictures and I didn't think it would fit on the poster. I wrote 4 pages of my rough draft. This was a fun project and I want to do it again! It was awesome working on this project and I love everybody's too.Everybody did a great job on their project. Doing this project on Leif Ericsson was the first project that I have ever worked thos hard on.

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  3. I thought the explorer project was really fun! I liked researching and writing about Juan Ponce de Leon. He was brave and tough. He discovered great things like Florida!

    At first, I was considering researching Christopher Carson, but when I read about Juan Ponce de Leon and how he went searching for the fountain of youth, I wanted to use him for my social studies project. In Pirates of the Caribbean, they go searching for the Fountain of Youth and I wanted to learn about this interesting phenomenon!

    I thought the hardest part of the process was writing the rough draft. I needed to decide what information to use and organize it into paragraphs that best tell the story about my explorer. The easiest part was probably creating the poster. I was especially proud of my detailed drawing of a Spanish ship.

    I practiced a lot for my oral presentation. It was helpful to use my family as an audience. In the end, I was well prepared and gave a thorough presentation on the courageous Juan Ponce de Leon.

    Sincerely,
    Hunter Oberst

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  4. I enjoyed doing the explorer research project very much. My explorer was Christopher Columbus. I learned many interesting facts about him. He was a brave and courageous man. I enjoyed all parts of the research project, but my favorite was drawing the map of his travels. I hope we can do more research projects. Thankyou, Mr. C. for making learning so much fun! I am really enjoying fifth grade. Sincerely, Jonathan Clark

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  5. Mr. C, I think you did a great job on your blog. I love your back round. The book your reading in your class looks awesome. From, Paige M.

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  6. I really like this project Mr. C! My explorer was Hernando Cortes. I like that he discovered a city in California, which is the state I was born in. The city is named Baja. I did not like writing the rough draft. I thought the project was fun.

    by Austin Read

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  7. HI Mr.C it's me Evan I love this sit. It's so Cool. I like the book we are
    reading ,and the X-Mas stuff in your class:]

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  8. Ruslan Bierweiler-FranksDecember 6, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    I found it interesting to learn about Francisco Coronado. I liked using the internet to find interesting facts about him. What I didn't like was that I got nervous during my presentation.

    I learned all kinds of facts about Francisco Coronado. I am glad I chose him because I now know who discovered the Grand Canyon and who failed to find gold for his country.

    Your Friend,

    Ruslan Bierweiler-Franks

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  9. HEY MR.C IM THE ANONYMOUS COMENT AFTER MR.RONNINGS

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  10. I loved doing the explorer project it was really fun. If we had to answer 1-10 I would give it a 10. I worked so hard on my project I was up until 9:30 working on it. I want to do another project like this and work as hard as I did on this one. My explorer was Lewis and Clark and I loved doing my project on them they were very interesting!

    M.B.

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  11. Dear Mr.C i learned a lot about Samuel De Champlain i loved the project it was fun. Presenting I got a little nervous but I was fine when it was over.

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  12. Dear Mr.C
    This is Cody,I really liked are project a lot it was fun. I learned a lot of really cool facts about John Cabot. I hope that we could get to do something like this again. My favorite part of the project was doing my presentation,I was a little bit nervous at first but once i got up there it was not as bad as i thought. :)
    sincerely,Cody

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  13. THE BLOG LOOKS AWESOME!I think that the report was awesome once again

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  14. Hey Mr.C!!! I love the blog, you did an awesome job!!!! I love school so far.

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  15. Dear Mr. C,
    Social Studies is not my favorite subject. What I like about the project was the presentation. I like how were listening and paying attention during my presentation. I found that Prince Henry was not as interesting as I first thought it was going to be. There wasn't a lot of fun and exciting information about him. Other than that, I am looking forward to doing another project.

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  16. I like doing projects like that and the explorer project was really fun but i really like doing them on animals and more interesting stuff. People aren't as interesting as animals but i really liked that project


    (:

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  17. Mr. C,

    I really liked our reading book.I thought that it was very interesting.I really liked it when he got rescued and decided to live with the Smallhorns. Thank you for the best book ever!

    from.Noah

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  18. I leard alot on this progect and Amerigo Vespucci was very interesting. At first I thought I would be in a rush but wasn't.

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  19. Im your 20 Comment cool. Thanks for the comment the for 5r blog. I liked
    the book. Evan. :]

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  20. I like this blog backround! We are getting pictures on our desks too. From your FREIND Zachary W. :p

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