Snowmass Mastadon Bones Show an Ancient Warmer Time on Earth
Aracely shared her her article today. We learned about the mastadons discovered right here in Snowmass. Scientists discovered fossils of mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and bison bones in Ziegler Reservoir. These bones were buried with sediment from 120,000 years ago. This was an interglacial period in history meaning that the temperatures were warmer, similar to today. Did you know that mastadon tusks are similar to trees? They have rings that show the age of the animal. The scientists discovered 35 different mastadons of all different ages. They could tell how old they were by the rings. Thanks Aracely!
In other news...each morning we start off quietly reading from our browsing boxes. Our browsing box holds all of the books we've been working on in small groups. Reading these books gives us a chance to practice the skills we're working on. Reading books more than once is a great way to practice phonics skills and work on comprehension.
We were SUPER focused today! Look at our quiet reading faces. A relaxing Thanksgiving break did us all some good!
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