Monday, October 27, 2014

Research: Baby Animals

Today during our research time we investigated animal babies.  We learned to look in the table of contents for key words. Then we searched for the page and looked through our information for the word "born" or "hatched".   We watched a video about a rescued baby bat, and we talked about the importance of not touching the baby if we find one in nature.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Living and Non-living

We learned the characteristics of living things.  Living things can grow, have babies, change, and need food to stay alive. 

Counting on...

Today we practiced a very important math skill -counting on.   We worked with a partner so that we could help each other learn and check each others work. We are getting really good at "talking like teachers" and sharing our "smarts". 

Bus ridership

We spent some time learning about bus safety with Bus driver Bob.  Do you know all the bus safety rules? Just ask us-we are experts! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


We have been learning about the changes that are happening as Autumn surrounds us. Today we made a Haiku deck to show the things we can see in Autumn. 

You can view it on our twitter account. It will be posted here on our blog soon.

Sent from my iPad

Monday, October 06, 2014

Comparing notes...

After completing a leaf sort and count, we graphed our information and used mathematical language to compare our data with our friends.  Who had the most, the least, equal amounts...and what if we combined our leaves together.  We learned how to find out how many more and how many less....nature really can teach us a lot!!! 

Thursday, October 02, 2014

One Small Square

Nature can teach so many things! Today we took our wondering minds outside. We learned to focus our attention on one thing at a time and really pay attention and look closely. We discovered so much! We looked through"wondering windows". And noticed so much more than at first glance. You could make a wonder window for at home and do some close looking at your world too! You will be amazed at what you can see in one small square. 

"Amazing things are all around me, appearing ordinary at first, until I really look at them closely." Joanne  Ryder.