Thursday, March 31, 2011

What is a solid and a liquid?

This morning we listened to a wonderful story, Oobleck! Afterwards the children had an opportunity to share their ideas and connections about the story. Afterwards we created oobleck! What fun! Ms. Chelsea from UVM helped lead us through a great science investigation about solids and liquids! We learned about the difference between the two. Be sure to ask your child about the experience!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Why Ducks Don't Get Wet

This morning we conducted an experiment to prove why ducks don't get wet. We discovered through our observations and predictions made that ducks must preen their feathers throughout the day to keep their feathers covered in oil. While we were making observations we noticed how the water rolled right off the oily feathers! Then we came to the conclusion that that is why ducks don't get wet!
This is a great book series if you are looking for science books. I always find a great experiment to do at the end of the story!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Owls In The Night!

We had a great presentation about owls yesterday. We learned that owls are able to see in the dark of night! They are also nocturnal which means we only see them at night. That is when they hunt for their food. They like small birds and small animals. It is easy for them to hunt because they have a sharp beak and sharp claws.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scientific Drawings Inspired By Gail Gibbons!

The slide show displays each child's own creation of their bird that they choose to learn about. The children did an amazing job illustarting their work as well as labeling parts of their drawing that they wanted to share. Labeling is a great technique that some authors use to explain their thinking.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Some Of Our Drawing Enteries For The Secretary Of States Office Poster Contest!

Some of the children decided to create small posters with some of the common things that you see in our state, Vermont. The children were inspired to use labels in their writing too, just like Gail Gibbons who is a very famous author and illustrator for children.