Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday April 30

Today was "day 2" for students to work on their self designed polar habitat projects.  They will present these projects to each other and to their fifth grade buddies tomorrow!

During math, the students were completing probability experiments with a "bug spinner".  Pairs of mathematicians had to predict the probability of landing on a ladybug or preying mantis, then test their prediction.  Here are a few pictures of their work:

See you tonight at the concert and art show! 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday April 29

Hi everyone!

We began our day with independent literacy work.  The rest of the rest of the morning was spent designing projects related to the study of Polar habitats.  Here are a few pictures of the scientists hard at work:

Later in the day we enjoyed a chapter from "Sideways Stories from Wayside School".  We also spent time exploring the concept of fractions as students solved problems about candy bars.  For example:
Please continue to read and research more about the animal your child has chosen.  Thanks!  See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Oregon Garden

What a lovely day!  We had perfect weather for exploring the Rediscovery Forest and the gardens.  We observed birds, tree, flowers, wetlands, frogs, snakes, fish, and even a hobbit hole!  Thank you to all of the parents who helped out today.  Enjoy a piece of our day in pictures!

Here's our sweet!

And so silly! 

Field Trips are Fun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day Field Trip (lots of pictures)!

The students in room 13 spent their Earth Day exploring Kelley Point Park and Smith Bybee Wetland!  Our morning started off with a nature walk led by our wonderful parent volunteers.  Students found a giant tree to climb in and an anchor that was right at the end of the park.  We ate our lunches by the edge of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, up in a meadow.  There were plenty of walking sticks to go around and everyone explored the beaches at the park.

After our time at Kelley Point we drove over to the Wetlands.  This time we had our own guides to show us all around the wetlands.  Students got to explore with microscopes and other tools to find wildlife in the wetlands.  Groups of students got to see turtles, frogs, eagles and salamanders just to name a few!  It was a great way to spend Earth Day for the students in room 13!
Students found a trail that led to the beach

Kelley Point

Listening to our guide