Sunday, May 31, 2015

Owl Pellet dissection in Room 205

Keira finds something Sharp
Look no Gloves!
Go Girl!

Building a Skeleton

Complete vertebral column
How cool!

I think this is a Vole

Cora showing Mr. Lyons
her mandible bone from a

Chloe with expert precision

Alex and  Dylan digging on in

Caleb and Friends looking closely

Kate, Ryan and Pedro
looking at bones

Students had a special treat  when they came back from the Reservoir field trip. Each class had two
Owl Pellets to dissect. Using a Dichotomous Key, they dissected  the pellets with toothpicks and forks.Carefully they pried away the fur to find bones from the owl's prey. 
They used deductive reasoning to figure out what type of mammal the Owl had consumed.  
This was simply Amazing to watch!!
One of my Favorites.
Mrs. Doherty and Mrs. Cunha's classes rotated in to my room for this scientific experience.
Many students were leary of touching the pellet thinking that it was poop. I explained to them that it wasn't and eventually with the help of some surgical gloves all students enjoyed this hands on activity.

Building Boston an engineering challenge

Kalash 's environmentally friendly museum

Erin's CITGO sky walk

Kate's Flying Eagle Gymnasium for all the future Olympiads coming to Boston

Henry's Revolutionary Hotel Each floor is one of the Thirteen colonies

Lauren's Rolling Rock Rink

Kaitlyn's Chickadee Shelter

Adiyta's Movie Mania where you can make
your own movie then view it on the Big Screen

Alli's Be Dazzle Boutique

Lovely Lauren

Ryan's Futuristic Time Travel machine.
Visit a historic time in Boston.  

                                                   Future Engineers of America

Socrative in Guided reading groups

Students taking a reading comprehension quiz on Socrative as an exit ticket.
Love this APP!

Math stations for Time with Mrs. Fortunato

Choice Boards in math.
 We loved this type of math learning.
 Students are able to move from 4 different groups to perform many math tasks. These include
games, reading math literature, computation practice and guided practice in small groups. 
Thank you for helping us get this going Mrs. Fortunato!

Math with Mrs.Fortunato