Written by Ella
A few days ago in class, we learned about the battle of Constantinople in 1453 (present-day Istanbul, Turkey), when the Ottomans tried to conquer Constantinople so they could get more money by controlling the trade between Europe and Asia. If the Ottomans conquered Constantinople they would cut Europe out of the Silk Road. The Ottomans used cannons to try to shoot down the wall. It took 53 days for them to finally break the wall.
We tried to recreate the wall out of our wonders books, and Mr. Salsich brought out the mega nerf gun he has, and we all tried to shoot down the wall from a nearby desk. It was so fun! None of us shot it down, probably it could have taken 53 days!
(*Update: The wall did fall on the second day after about 35 of us shot at it!)
I liked the activity and some of my classmates did too. “I thought it was fun because we got to shoot things,” said Sarah.
We all had fun learning about the battle of Constantinople! (especially Sarah)
Post written by Sarah & Sophie
Sarah - In class a few days ago we did a thing called Quizlet Live. It is an online game where you join and compete against other classmates. You are assigned into teams randomly and answer questions about reading genres. The team names are also animals, so it makes it funny. When you answer a question right, your team moves up one on the leaderboard. If you get a question wrong, you go all the way back to start. When you get a question only one person on the team has the right answer on their screen. You and your team have to work together and find out the right one. It takes 12 questions to win. It’s really fun and gives us some mild stress that’s healthy for our brain. We really enjoyed doing this.
Sophie - Yesterday we played Quizlet Live. Quizlet Live is a game that gives you questions and you give answers. It’s different than most games. The questions we get are about reading genres because that is what we’re learning about. What you do is you get partnered up with teams randomly and get put in teams named after different animals. Each person has their own screen. There are 12 questions and only one person of the team has the correct answer for every question. If you get one wrong you go back to zero no matter where you are. You win if you get 12 in a row first. It’s really fun and a cool way to learn about reading genres!
What do you think of Quizlet Live?
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