Pictures and observations by Ivy
First the blue eggs…
Next “see through skin” on babies
Our feathers look blue, and growing more feathers
Poking heads over the edge of our nest – see our big black eyes
The babies have left the nest!
This week’s focus was habitat, and we got to rap to “The Habitat Rap”, created for us by our magnificent START volunteers.
Next, we had the opportunity to express our dramatic selves during Animal Charades. (I wish I had snapped this photo clearly, for it absolutely captures the feeling that the START program inspires in us.)
To top off the day, we used items we found in our own home habitats to work as a team and create a group ecosystem. We used peaceful cooperation to combine our individual thoughts, and it was lovely.
Can you believe all that we learn/do/explore/express in just a class period? So . . . . we’ll be working to take care of our habitats!
Our crazy imaginary animals returned, and we focused on their movements and sounds.
Drama teams brought the imaginary animals to life!
It sounded like a zoo or maybe a jungle around here.
What a fantastic afternoon we had with our START volunteers! Autumn, Beverly, and Regan designed their first unique lesson plan to enhance our study of animals and habitats, and they left us ravenous for more!
The students were so very excited about their edible rock cycles that they insisted I post all about it RIGHT NOW! TODAY! So here it is.
We watched several videos to review some of our rock information from the past week.
Three Types of Rocks Song
Modeling the Rock Cycle
Then we made a model of the rock cycle using Starbursts. We used this gentleman’s demonstration to help us.
Starburst Rock Cycle
Finally, here is a peek at our success! The whole downstairs smelled like a fruity volcano erupting!
I forgot to take a picture before I left, but one of my dear students left this cool note on the board for me to find after school: “Miss Blessing, you ROCK!”
Every year we dance in the first snow, but this was my first time ever GROUND Celebration!