What a fantastic field trip to Happy Hollow zoo. The kids were up close and personal with the animals. We saw the jaguar, red pandas, spider monkeys, tortoise, guinea pigs, macaws, goats, and other farm animals.
Jaguar at school! Leopard prowling about the MPR. Yes! That was the end of our week. The students were treated to a special assembly by a local wild cats rescue. We learned some wonderful facts about these awesome feline creatures. Then we processed the information and made some wild cats slides on google.
We are getting ready for Open House! We will have our non-fiction solar system and habitats for you. We will make invites for you via google slide and we will print them at lab to take home! Hope to see you next week!
This is closing the round for these STEM tubs. Make a bridge across tables using cubes. Groups had previously used a chair to help "bridge" between the two sets of table groups. This last group was the first one to build upon prior groups' ideas and use multiple chairs. Look at these brainflakes. This group took it the self-imposed challenge and contained all the golf balls! Love them innovation and collaboration of our STEM tubs!
We had a lot of bunny fun. Thank you for donating the many many ful-filled eggs. We enjoyed egg hunting with our big 4th grade buddies. Everybody had plenty of eggs and enjoyed their special surprises.
We also did some fun bunny activities during our work time. Here we are doing one of our favorite things--compound words with egg matches. Pinkies. Eyats. Pups. Hatchligns. Calves. Kits. What are these??? We have been learning about animal babies.
Have your heard your child say, "Plickers?" We love Plickers. It's a tech way to do Q&A. I can input a question on the Plickers website. Using a personal device, I post it in the "live now" mode. Students can read the question on the smartboard. Students then get their individualized code card and answer A, B, C, or D. On the smartboard, we can see a graph of the answered responses. To get the kids ready, you can see the question posted on our front door.
On the bottom of these collage are spiral snakes. We have been learning about the rainforest and our topic animal is emerald boa or boa constrictor.
Look at us STEMming! We are creating things to wear. We are making bridges from table to table. We are stacking cups with index cards. We are building roads. We are making baskets for golf balls. We are making spinners.
Really, who thinks to make something to wear. And it stays on!!! These kids are so creative and innovative. Look at the right picture of the two baskets. The girls said they each made their own basket and decided to join their basket. Bigger, better, and improved--teamwork!!!
Thank you to our wonderful ArtSmart parent for directing us in this fun circus collage. We cut sharp angles to make border. We used an extra large coffee filter to make the mane of the lion. Then we decorated the lion’s face. Last, we cut out the letters of “circus.” We also got artistic in making the art for our forest/squirrel study. We used unconventional brushes: cardboard for tree trunks and sponges for leaves. Look at these colorful blots. Look for them as part of our spring auction!!!
Raz Kids. This is a new program we are trying out. We can read the books. Listen to the books. Then take a short quiz on the books. Plus, all the books each child choose is within their appropriate reading levels!!! Give it a try at home!
We are starting our non-fiction animal study! We will be researching. Here is our library of non-fiction books. We spent the week introducing the books. We first sorted them by different categories: amphibians/reptiles, birds, dinosaurs, insects/spiders, mammals, ocean animals, habitats, and encyclopedia/mixed animals.
Can we stack the cups in columns, using index cards? Look at us stack! We have the makings of future civil engineers. Here we are laying out roads for the cars. Kids can use blocks and rulers.