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Windsor 6 -- All Stars

In each of our classes...

We elected classmates to create and present speeches about what we were doing in each of our classes for our expedition. The students delivered their speeches at Hadlock Field during our culminating event. A section of each of the speeches is shown below; click on more to see the rest. Enjoy!

In Social Studies

by Caroline

During our expedition in social studies, we made a time line for the back of our baseball cards. The first thing we did was pick 10 - 15 events from our life. After that we organized the facts into a time line. We picked six events to put on the back of our baseball card.

In Computer Class

by Jake

In computer class with Ms. Griscom everybody in Windsor 6 put together baseball cards for themselves, with material we made in other classes. This included life time lines (social studies), an excerpt from our two essays “How am I unique?” and “How am I a team player?" (which we wrote in language arts), we chose one of our many dominant and recessive traits, our team logo, and our team names - Felis, Tigris, Camelops and Panthera- ( from science). More...

In Science Class

by Eleanor

All of our teachers did a fantastic job finding ways to incorporate making a baseball card into all our different classes, but science must have been the  hardest class to connect to that idea. They certainly came up with a good idea though, because what we did in science class was definitely a hit! More...

In Math

by Paloma

The things we did in math class for the expedition were hard but fun at the same time. We measured ourselves so we could divide by a number to make our baseball cards. We even had a class taught by Mrs. Bouchard, our vice principal. She taught us how to draw self portraits, which really helped us make our baseball cards!

In Language Arts

by Emma

We constructed two essays in our language arts class using our guiding questions: “How am I unique?” and “How am I a team player?". We learned the “art” of writing essays. An essay has five parts, or paragraphs, and it is used to persuade the reader into thinking your opinion is correct. More...

Working as a team

by Zoe

I think Windsor 6 worked together very nicely as a team in the past month or so. One of the best ways we worked as a team was when we had to do our rookie cards. It took everyone so long to get them done. There were times when Mrs. Tuttle needed kids after school, and everyone came and helped out. Team work made us come together as a team. Windsor 6 All Stars are the best team of students there are.

The Complete Speeches

In Computer Class by Jake

In computer class with Ms. Griscom everybody in Windsor 6 put together baseball cards for themselves, with material we made in other classes. This included life time lines (social studies), an excerpt from our two essays “How am I unique?” and “How am I a team player?” (which we wrote in language arts).  We chose one of our many dominant recessive traits, our team logo, and our team names - Felis, Tigris, Camelops and Panthera- (from science). We also used laptops in L.A. and science to help us with this expedition. In L.A. we used them for typing our team player essays, where we picked our excerpts. In science we Googled our team names by typing in any animal and finding their scientific names, and some of us looked up our dominant and recessive traits on the laptops. Also on the card was our complete minor league history which showed where we had attended in elementary and preschool. We were given a layout plan to follow, which we called our “rookie template”, which was different boxes that contained: the title - Windsor 6 All Star rookie card-, the team logo, personal stats, the excerpt from our essay, minor league history, and important life moments.

We are using a typing program called “Micro-type”. Without this program our cards probably wouldn’t be done. Micro-type taught us how to type without looking at our hands and to look at the screen and how to type fast. Our school is so lucky to have computers for everyone. It’s much more interesting to work on laptops then to work by hand. It also saves time because if we made these cards by hand we would do draft by draft, while with a computer you can erase that one word and fix it. Just a couple of days ago, we had a problem with one of our servers so we couldn’t save but we just kept going and we saved it into another place. A big thing that we learned in computer class was how to save our work in all programs because if you didn’t, you would lose your work. The purpose of this expedition was to learn to work as a team. In computer class many students showed that. If somebody finished, he or she would start walking around to help others, This was a very productive process. That that’s most of what we did in computer class but all classes were very important in this expedition.

In Language Arts by Emma

We constructed two essays in our language arts class using our guiding questions: “How am I unique?” and “How am I a team player?" We learned the “art” of writing essays. An essay has five parts, or paragraphs, and it is used to persuade the reader into thinking your opinion is correct.

We typed our essay on our iBooks and then learned how to transfer it on to our baseball cards. The Windsor All Stars would agree that this took much time and effort, but the finished product, a rookie card, looked wonderful when it was completed. From first draft to finished product, we learned more and more about computers and how we can use them in language arts. We also learned how to work as a team in our Windsor 6 community.

Just like us, our school is unique. Instead of traditional learning, we use an expeditionary approach: we learn by doing. Today, we are here to show you what Windsor 6 did on our expedition in a fun, exciting way. We have now put all the pieces of the puzzle together; math, science, social studies, computer class, and finally language arts.

In Science Class by Eleanor

All of our teachers did a fantastic job finding ways to incorporate making a baseball card into all our different classes, but science must have been the hardest class to connect to that idea. They certainly came up with a good idea though, because what we did in science class was definitely a hit! We have been doing a unit on genetics and heredity. Since one of our guiding questions for this expedition is: “How am I unique?”, after we learned the basics of genetics, we started trying to discover our own dominant and recessive traits. It took us a little while to figure it out, but with the help of the computer, each student had to have one dominant and one recessive trait that they liked best about themselves. Once everyone had those two traits, we added them to the stats box on the back of our baseball cards, which you can see a preview of on the Jumbotron today. So there it is, a day in the life of your child’s science class. I hope you are enjoying this afternoon's festivities. I know that we Windsor 6 students have really enjoyed doing this expedition; it has been a great introduction to the world of expeditionary learning. Thank you all so much for coming, and GO WINDSOR 6 ALL STARS!!!!