Wednesday, March 30, 2011
We were introduced to Medusa and Leary , two immature Red -tailed Hawks and also a falcon-gyr mix. These birds are in training with their human partners to learn how to beat the odds of survival in their often cruel and unforgiving world. 70% of immature birds of prey die in their first years of life. The sport of falconry helps them learn how to hunt and become more adept at their skills while still in their juvenile years.
This was an awesome presentation which I highly recommend you attend if it happens again.
Thank you ladies for a fun and educational day.
Mr. Callahan visited our room with 20 Ipads last Friday. We used these for every lesson we did in our class. In math, we used an app to help us figure out all the factors of a given number. In Language Arts ,we typed our personal narratives into our Google Docs. We also used Story Robe to draw a picture and tell a story orally. We shared these stories after lunch on the Smart Board. The last 45 minutes of the day we enjoyed free time exploring the wonders of technology. Ask your child what they enjoyed about Ipad day?
We Loved the Ipads!!!!
Thank you Mr. Callahan for a great end to our MCAS Week.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
We have enjoyed hearing and sharing our FAMILY TREASURES with each other. We sampled many delicious treats and heard some interesting stories about family heirlooms. Next Month's project will be writing our autobiographies.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
This month in science we have been studying and observing the different types of soils. The students conducted an experiment in which they tested their hypotheses . They have started using the scientific method to solve the given essential question . The question they tested was "Which Soil Holds Water Best?" Througn a series of tests and measurements the students all reached the same conclusion that humus holds water better than sand. Check out the scientific procedures they took to reach this. We love Science in Room 205!