Thursday, January 11, 2018

More Penguins

We are continuing to learn more about penguins in many ways.
We read ideas about penguins together

WE measure their sizes and record the information

We learn about how much they weigh- then try to lift to see how heavy they feel.

The King penguins weighs about 30 pounds - just like this box!

measuring 36 inches - the height of the King Penguin


We find their homes on maps and globes

we create projects about what we have learned


We have had a busy week learning more about penguins - ask your young scientist what they have learned!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New year!

Hi everyone and welcome to 2018!

We for off to a good start this year, easing back into the rigor of the school day after a relaxing break. We started the week creating our class monthly calendar and learning more about the book "A Snowy Day".  We used that book for our weekly literacy learning time.

We got used to each other as we created a communicated during choosing time.
But one of the exciting things of the week was starting our newest learning - all about penguins!  This learning will encompass the whole day for the next 5-6 weeks as we will learn more about penguins, ocean temperatures, reading maps, measuring length and weight as they relate to Antarctica and penguins. Ask your child each day about what they learned about penguins!


We also enjoyed 3rd grade buddy time - they showed us their report projects


Have a great weekend everyone - see you Monday



Friday, December 15, 2017

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone!
Our class has had a very busy three weeks learning more about fables and fairy tales.  We worked on ideas regarding what we can learn when we read  "The Little Red" (Friends should help each other), "The Three Little Pigs" (build your house out of something stronger than straw) and "The Gingerbread Man"(Foxes can be tricky!)

This week we enjoyed catching and eating a gingerbread man! Thank you to Tara for the organizing of the decorating and all the parents who cam and helped or donated supplies...












 Today we enjoyed We Care sports assembly

and watched a sweet little movie called the Tangerine Bear - a movie about friendship and what it means to be a family.

I am touched by your generous gift this season - your children are amazing and I wish you all a lovely, a restful break!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Amazing Insect Open House

We have spent many weeks learning as much as we could about the incredible world of insects.  Here are some of the ideas we learned about and made projects about:














Today, we shared our projects and ideas with our parents and other special adults:









Thank you everyone, students and families, for your support of learning at our school - and have a great Thanksgiving weekend!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More insects ideas!

Hi everyone! We are continuing to add to our understanding of insects..this week we learned that the mealworms were the larva of darkling beetles! So we explored the mealworm life cycle.
We also learned more about how insects protect themselves from predators - we researched ideas then created a poster and project.








Earlier in the week we made some cute turkey art using different kinds of lines...


We have had a busy week and are working hard to wrap up our final insect projects. See you soon!