Future Engineers

This week we had several challenges involving Hot Wheels cars and Lego. From measurement to construction principals to aerodynamics and everything in between. So much problem solving. So much fun.

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Releasing the Butterflies

After watching the caterpillars grow and make their cocoons, we waited what seemed liked a very long time and finally all of the butterflies emerged. When the time came to let them go, all of the students read aloud a letter they had written to the butterflies.
Most of the butterflies were very cooperative and stayed around long enough for everyone to have at least one turn to hold them. I got pictures of as many of these wonderful moments as I could!

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The Pheasants Hatched!

For twenty three days we waited patiently while the pheasants grew inside their eggs in the incubator in our classroom. Waiting was not easy!
This week, they finally began to hatch. Several of the eggs hatched as the students watched–an incredible learning experience.
The chicks have been given to the Wildlife Federation who will raise them until they are able to look after themselves. Then, they will release them into the wild.

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Happy Mother’s Day

By now all the moms will have received their hand made gifts, so it’s safe for me to post this picture of the students hard at work on their fancy hangers.
I hope your day together is wonderful!

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Caterpillars!

Two weeks ago some caterpillars arrived in our classroom. These eating machines are noticeably bigger every day. We can’t wait until they make a chrysalis. Exciting times!

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