Today we explored Hallam Lake under a beautiful winter coat of snow. We learned about the SUBNIVEAN ZONE and what animals need to survive in the winter.
We found squirrel's pine cones and Magpie nests. We saw Chickadees in trees and ducks in the pond. We found Snowshoe Hare prints and insects logs. It was a great day to be outside!
Today we made our resolutions for 2018. To get us thinking we talked about how resolutions don't have to be complicated or impossible to accomplish. They can be simple. One of the best resolutions is to make the world a better place. Kid President has some great suggestions:
We also did A LOT of math today. Miss Kylie loves math. It's her favorite. Anyway, here are a few snapshots of math all around the classroom today!
Silas / Andrew / Kai / Boti / Max / Norah / Edy / Jadyn / Coco / Mary Catherine /
Yari / Siri / Beck / Ana / Ella / Sloan / Dayanara / Baylie / Carter
We also did some intense research and fact finding this morning. As us what we learned!
Check our our awesome understanding of the water cycle with these letters to Mr. Snowman!
We started off with a science experiment. With all this warm weather we've been talking a lot about the states of matter and melting. In order to learn a little more about how states of matter can change we decided to figure out how to melt an ice cube the fastest. Check out our methods:
We also honed our dictionary skills. We've learned how to alphabetize and so we looked up the words evaporation, condensation, precipitation, water, cycle, and science. We took note of the guide words up top that helped us find the right pages. Some words have more than one definition, this is where we had to use our detective skills to see what made sense in context! Ask us about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs over dinner tonight!
Lessons learned from a dictionary: don't take things out of context!
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)