Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Over our long weekend, the butterflies came out of their chrysalises!  We made a life cycle of a frog and a butterfly in Science.  Picture day is on Thursday.  Easter is at the end of March.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We had recess inside all day today because it was too cold outside.  It was fun doing inside recess!  In math we learned how to measure using cups and quarts.  It was fun.  In Science we are learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.  We are waiting for our butterflies to come out of their chrysalises.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We started doing problem of the day again in Math.  We used rice to measure capacity.  In music we learned about notes.  Picture day is on February 28.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Today we watched the movie Shiloh.  Mrs. Sateren read us the book so we got to watch the movie of it.  We loved it!  There is a two hour late start on Monday, February 18.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

We made a recycling poster in Science.  In math we worked on perimeter.  Our caterpillars are making their chrysalises.  We will have 5 butterflies in a few weeks!  There is a late start on Monday.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In technology we did Math Ninja.  At Critical Thinking we used Q-tips to build shapes.  At music we played a Cupid game.  We got chocolate kisses.  There is a late start on Monday.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

We decorated our boxes for Valentine's Day.  We had PE.  We played on the scooters.  In math we learned how to measure area.  There is a late start on Monday, February 18.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Critter City!

Our classroom has been invaded with critters this week!  We are just starting a Science unit about animal life cycles, so of course we needed to have some animals to observe.  We have 5 painted lady butterfly larvae that are growing rapidly inside their little container.  They eat their food source at the bottom of the cup for a few weeks before they make a chrysalis and turn into butterflies.  The students will be observing them daily and drawing and writing about what they see.  Here are our 5 new caterpillar friends:

We have also welcomed 44 meal worms into our classroom.  Each student is responsible for 4 worms.  Over the next few weeks they will be watching and taking notes as they go through the remaining 3 stages of their life cycle.  Some of the activities the students will do is to measure their worms, draw their life cycles, and see what happens when they blow on them.  They are getting used to the idea that they actually have to touch them! Here are our meal worms:

We will keep our readers updated on how our critters change, so stay tuned!

Mrs. Schlickbernd

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today we set up our meal worm cups.  We got to touch them!  We will be observing them for the next few weeks to learn about their life cycle.  We saw cool animals at our assembly about the rain forest.  We saw a snake, a lizard, and a tarantula!  Parent teacher conferences are tomorrow.  There is no school on Friday.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Today at Calendar it was 36 degrees.  In Math we learned about meters and centimeters.  We don't have school on Friday.  Parent-Teacher conferences are on Thursday from 3:00-9:00.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Today we wrote letters to friends in Writing.  We measured with cubes and paper clips in math.  There is no school on Friday.  We watched a movie about the wetlands habitat.  We celebrated lots of half birthdays this week!  Don't forget to bring cereal boxes for Valentine's Day.