Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Activities

Our school has a tradition to sing this song all together during our school wide Earth Day celebrations. For our class party we planted seeds and ate our Earth Day Dirt Snack (pudding, oreos, and gummy worms).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day Hall Display and poem

I got this idea from a fellow blogger, The Techy Teacher


Earth Day

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.
And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.
That's why we
Celebrate this day.
That's why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Jane Yolen

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Rain poem

This week we practiced reading fluency with our Spring Rain poem. We also drew pictures to show what we would look like if we got caught in the rain, and what we looked like if were ready for the rain.

Spring Rain

The storm came up so very quick
It couldn’t have been quicker.
I should have brought my hat along,
I should have brought my slicker.

My hair is wet, my feet are wet,
I couldn’t be much wetter.
I fell into a river once
But this is even better.

Plant and Flower Diagrams

Today we used kerpoof to show what we learned about the parts of a plant. We added these to our blogs.  We also started our unit on the butterfly life cycle, and will be adding our drawings to our blog next week. Friday, we will celebrate Earth Day, come back to see what we made!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Welcome

I am excited to finally start a blog. I am not sure the direction I will be going, so come back often and check out where it goes. I look forward to sharing students work, accomplishes in the classroom, along with setbacks. I need to figure out how to add a Voki, and I want a header, still a work in progress.