COMING SOON TO
A SCHOOL NEAR YOU
WE WILL FOLLOW SEASONAL THEMES.
OUR STUDENTS WILL TRACK THE CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE AS THE SEASONS CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE 2016/2017 SCHOOL YEAR.
Take a look at the temperature gauge in the chart picture. Notice the Relative Humidity. (Bottom Gauge) It's reading about 80%. More rain coming! As the days get shorter, and gradually colder, our attention will turn to the three states of matter.
(solid, liquid, vapor) How does air temperature effect water as it goes through each stage of the water cycle.
Our unit of study about animal life cycles includes frogs, ladybugs, butterflies, and the life cycle of the chicken.
During the Life Cycle of the Chicken;
We watched, as the eggs warmed by incubators brought forth life. As the baby chicks emerged from the eggs, we observed them for a short time, noting the changes from day to day. Come visit in the spring, and see for yourself!
AFTER THEIR BRIEF STAY WITH US OUR CHICKS WERE TAKEN TO THEIR PERMANENT HOME. THEY BROUGHT GREAT JOY AND EXCITEMENT TO OUR CLASS, AND TOO OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR CLASS AS WELL. WE ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT LIFE CYCLE ANIMAL, (FROGS). WE FEED THEM, AND TAKE CARE OF THE FROG HABITAT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR, COME TAKE A PEEK.
AS WE GET NEAR THE END OF APRIL WE WILL START OUR FINAL ANIMAL LIFE CYCLE STUDY, WITH BUTTERFLIES. WE WILL KEEP WATCH AS EACH CATERPILLAR SPINS ITS CHRYSALIS, AND THEN HATCHES OUT INTO A BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY. AFTER THE BUTTERFLIES HATCH, THE SECOND GRADE RELEASES THEM ALL AT ONCE. THAT, IS AN AWESOME SIGHT.
Science Term of The Day: habitat