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Archive for November, 2008

Penny Facts: What Do You Zinc?

In Mrs. Rivieccio’s class, the children are weighing and dividing up Mrs. Rivieccio’s silver and copper coins. An interesting thing happened when they were weighing the coins. The children discovered some inconsistencies in the penny weights. When Mrs. Berretta originally weighed 10 pennies at the beginning of the Penny Harvest, she found the weight to be 1 ounce, but when she visited Mrs. Rivieccio’s class to talk about pennies, she found that it took 11 pennies to get one ounce and this inconsistency bothered her. What do you do when you are bothered, perplexed, or flummoxed…visit Google.com.

Hence, the children and Mrs. Rivieccio and Mrs. Berretta headed to our new cool iMac and found out that depending on the year of the minting and the alloys used (ie.copper, zinc, steel), the weight of a penny will vary or fluctuate. For example we found at About.com on pennies we found out that pennies made prior to 1982 were 95% copper and pennies minted after 1983 are 97.5% zinc in composition and coated with a copper plating.

Now this is interesting why? What do you zinc? “Because of the type of material they used the pennies have different weights and this will effect our Penny Harvest Weights,” said Ruggiany, a fifth grader at our school. Mr. Jump, who joined our class to discuss the science of pennies had this to say, “We also learned that zinc pennies make a thud when they hit a formica surface and copper pennies have a “melodious ring. this might be a nice Science Fair project.”

borrowed from Valancy Janes blog

borrowed from Valancy Jane's blog

5-305 is Feeling “Delft” Blue with Mrs. Berretta & The Talented Mr. Clarke

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  • Click here for a history of Delftware – Delfts Blauw-NL – which highlights the Japanese influence on Dutch plate painting.
  • As per Gen Berretta’s comment below, the Pennsylvania Dutch (who really are of German descent) also have a blue and white porcelain folk art tradition.

On Making Delft Blue Plate Templates for the Second Graders

These Delft plates were hard to make. Luckily, Mrs. Berretta was there to help Class 5-305. I feel really good knowing that I am a role model to the younger students in P.S. 119

YOU ARE THE BEST MRS. BERRETTA!!!

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Just in from Nederland! The Amersfoort ANYnewsletter!

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Mock election at P.S. 119 by: Guerdson 5-304

On November 3rd, P.S.119 had a mock election. Kids got to vote for which candidate should be the President of the United States of America. First we had to go to the registration to see who could vote. Then you get a pink card of Barack Obama. After you get your hands stamped. You could chose for red or for blue. Then you stamp you color to Obama or John MCcain. Then we had to sit down.when our hands was stamp Ms.Hobson said to pick up your pinky and say vote.Then Ms.Stamp gave us flags, and then she took a picture. Lastly we went to our class. It was a blast.

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