We did a reader's theater of The Farm Concert. It was one of our favorite big books from this year. The students had a blast reading the part of an animal or the farmer. We went to the computer lab and Mrs. Thornton our technology facilitator helped us to record it in Audacity. She edited it and put it to music. Click on Farm Concert below to listen.
Friday, May 28, 2010
We learned about oceans this week. We conducted an experiment to see if a raw egg would float in fresh or saltwater. We discovered that it will float in saltwater because the salt water is denser than the egg and will cause it to float. The egg sank in the freshwater because the egg was denser than the water. We told addition and subtraction stories on the beach using shell pasta. We watched The Magic School Bus Takes a Dive and learned about the food chain in the ocean and how the animals depend on each other. We learned about scuba divers and the technology they use in their jobs. We made shape octopi and wrote how many sides and vertices our shape has.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This week we learned about life in a pond. We worked all week on creating a pond mural. We learned that a pond is wetland habitat that is a complete eco system which means all the animals/plants depend upon each other for survival. We learned about the food chain in the pond and the physical characteristics and natural resources. We learned about producers like plants who use energy from the sun to make their own food and consumers animals that are depedent upon others for their food. In Math, we drew a number word from a bag, read the word, colored our pond, and created a set of fish that matched the number word. We also made lily pad cookie treats on Friday. We learned that frogs can jump up to 10 feet. We measured off ten feet and jumped to find out how many jumps we had to do to jump 10 feet. We also went out to our pond in the garden and made a tree map of living organims and nonliving objects in and around our pond.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
We learned about Cinco de Mayo and how it is not normally celebrated in Mexico. We learned about the Mexican flag. We learned that the Mexican coat of arms on the flag came from an Aztec legend.We looked at Azetc pottery and we painted paper plates to look like Aztec pottery.