February 4, 2009
We have some new friends coming soon! We have prepared a BUG BARN, in which we will raise and watch the amazing transformation of meal worms. In addition, we also have or very own ant farm complete with a mountain in which they will tunnel. We will investigate how to care for our harvester ants and identify the parts of an ant’s anatomy. I will be posting pictures and Internet links as we progress through this adventure.
You may have heard your child talking about our in-class garden. We have planted radishes, onions, and carrots. These are similiar because we actually eat the roots of these vegetables. We are tracking the growth of these plants and we will harvest them soon. Take a look at what we have so far…
In preparing for the Winter Holiday we read several Christmas books and completed some special crafts. We also spent a lot of time learning about Kwanzaa. But the biggest surprise of all was in hiding in the multipurpose room. Look who we found in there…………….
December 1, 2008
We have a really fun way of remembering even and odd numbers. We learned a cute song to the tune of B-I-N-G-O. Ask your child to sing you a line. Here’s a fall activity we did with pumpkin seeds and even and odd numbers. We circled the number in the ones place and then it was easy to see if the number was even or odd!
November 23, 2008
Several teachers participated in the annual Race for the Cure 5K. Our student teacher, from the Uiversity of Memphis, Ms. T, got up bright and early to run with me! Here are a few pictures from the big day:
October 22, 2008
Want to know anything about what animals do in the winter? Just ask us! We spent a week exploring the unique things some animals do to survive the cold weather. Did you know that freshwater turtles bury themselves under mud, in the bottom of ponds during the winter? We created a pond habitat, take a look….
September 5, 2008
After reading “Ten Black Dots” we put on our thinking caps and went to work creating our own book about numbers. Here’s what we came up with: