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    Land Animals

    Gastropods and Worms Please begin reading our last chapter! And, of course, since it’s spring, go out and find some worms to bring to class Friday!! Fun!! Fun!!  We’ll be comparing our worms to see if we all found the same kind or different kinds. End of the Year Program On Friday, we discussed the end-of-the-year program. Each student needs to be prepared to say 2-5 sentences: “One of my favorite animals we learned about is the _________. The reason it is my favorite is _______________ .” Some have asked to read from a paragraph we wrote in class about our special presentations. Either option is fine with me. Since we’ll…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    Happy Spring!     Welcome Arthropods! Hoping for some beautiful spring weather this week! Encourage your children to get outside! Let them discover and explore this week! Take pictures of spider webs and send them to me. Catch an insect, centipede or millipede (no worms, slugs, or snails, those are the following week) and bring to show and tell on Friday. Habitats are fun additions as well. Outdoor observation is the goal this week. If you’re having a hard time finding insects, look under wet leaves and rotting logs. Or, go out at night and turn flashlights on. I’ve attached a sheet to fill out about the Arthropod you find.…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    We had such a good time Friday on the field trip! The kids did great and I know they learned a lot. Each child should have received a chrysalis for a painted lady butterfly, along with an instruction sheet. We’re on the last step in section 2 on the instruction sheet. So, if you haven’t already, you should hang your chrysalis in a safe place. If you don’t have a butterfly house, then a jar with holes, or an insect box from dollar tree should work, depending on how long you’d like to keep it. For this week, read the first part of the Arthropod chapter (page 229-238) if you…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    Slight Syllabus Change I need to change the syllabus just a little bit. I think it would be helpful to read the Arthropod chapter a little early, since we will be visiting the MSU Arthropod Zoo on Friday. Being familiar with vocabulary words and species may be helpful- especially if they ask us any questions! Read however much of the chapter you have time for this week.   MSU Field Trip Friday: We will meet promptly at 8:00 Friday morning in the church parking lot. Please encourage your kids to use the restroom quickly. Then load up in the vehicles. All they need will be a QUICK sack lunch, drink, snack,…

  • 3rd-6th Science

    Land Animals

    Hope you had a great spring break! I know we did! For this week, finish reading the dinosaur chapter. The dinosaur pictures for the map are optional, since dinosaurs are extinct, and our maps are getting full! If they would like, they can add the dinosaur pictures to their dinosaur page that’s going in the portfolio Friday. Just be sure to bring the pictures, and if you did not finish the dinosaur tie book, bring those Friday as well. We’ll finish those up and add them to the notebook. In class Friday, be prepared to tell me which animal you will be doing for your special presentation.

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    9-19-16

    This week: finish the whales chapter and watch Free Willy for fun. Because the syllabus is listed on this page, I will not be continuing to post assignments each week.  If there are revisions, I will send an email.  I sent one this week, so please check to be sure you received it.

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    Swimming Creatures

    Your child should have the Test for Chapter 1 in his/her notebook.  I recommend taking it before starting the next chapter.  But it’s up to you.  You may also decide if you would like it to be open book or not.  I didn’t realize we had so many with learning disabilities and/or difficulty spelling.  I will try to make the future tests include more multiple choice, or at least have a word bank.  Don’t stress if this one seems too hard for your child.  Please turn in the tests on Friday.  This will keep us moving along at a good pace. Also, begin reading Whales (p. 19-27).  The memory verse…

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    Swimming Creatures

    We had a great class on Friday.  The kids were very well behaved, quite cooperative, and ready to learn.  Encourage them on!  This week’s assignment is listed in the syllabus, which you have in your book, or the link to an online syllabus is listed prior to this post.  Just to make sure we are all on the same week, you should finish reading the first chapter this week.  On Friday, I will review this chapter and send home the test from Lesson 1.  I recommend trying to do the test without the book, but if you see it is too challenging, feel free to make it open book.  I…