We voted and received our Maine animals that we are going to study! We are studying the honey bee, loons, black bears, opossums, and the Canadian goose. We individually researched today, then with our groups compiled all of our research into main categories of habitat, food chain, life cycle, physical characteristics, and fun facts!
Today we started our animal studies unit. We learned about the different ways to classify animals and what characteristics connect to each group. We worked in groups to become an expert about one group (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds) and then made posters to present and teach to the rest of the class!
We started practicing cursive today. Everyone was very excited to get started. We started practicing the letter Cc. We start with the letter Cc because it is the base of a lot of other cursive letters and helps us practice the smooth movement of connecting letters. Some students were so excited they wanted to take a few extra sheets home to practice!
This morning we had author Greg Trine come to our school to talk to us about being an author and some of the books he has written over the years. Some of his works include: Melvin Beederman, Superhero series, along with Willy Maykit in Space, and the Adventures of Jo Schmo. We were so excited to learn about why and how he became and author and what it is like to be an author. He taught us that being a good writer ALWAYS starts with reading.
You can visit his website www.gregtrine.com here, to order his books or learn more about him!
We're watching a video series on growth mindset in class and justfinished Chapter 4. Would love for all of you to see it, too:https://bit.ly/1W8E5ln
Here are some questions you can talk about at home!
1. What part of the brain did you learn about
2. What did you do today to make
connections between your neurons?
3. What is one big challenge you've faced
that has helped grow your brain? What’s a new
challenge you want to tackle now?