On Friday we had two very special visitors in our classroom. This one is Hank, a blind hawk who is in rehabilitation with Wild and Cared Free Wildlife Rehabilitation. One of the students’ mom is a volunteer with this organization and was able to answer some of the many questions the animals elicited from the students. As you can see, we even got to touch the magnificent bird.
We had some special visitors in our school this week! The Earth Rangers taught us a lot about animals who need our help. They also brought some surprise visitors with them!
This past week we participated in four Lego Challenges.
The first challenge was for students to make their name with Lego. There were lots of ways the students chose to do this. You can see all of their tweeted names here.
The second challenge was to create the largest Lego boat possible that would float and not tip over. Testing the boats was the BEST part of this challenge. Again, there are pictures and tweets from all of the students about their creation here.
The next day, Lego Challenge 3 was to design part of the ideal playground. Look closely and you’ll see a urinal. What would a playground be without it?
Lots of fun, cooperation and hands on learning.
We are currently doing a robot unit which includes robots in all curricular areas. Along with it, we are figuring out all the interesting things our KIBO robot can do. There’s lots of enthusiasm using this great learning tool!
We didn’t have to go to the Science Centre…they came to see us! We got to see and do lots of cool science things, including using our sense of taste,
using our sense of smell
and finding out how the world looks to animals.
Did you know that an elephant has to look sideways to see what is in front of it? Or that a dog sees Colours differently than we do?
After weeks of faithfully turning the pheasant eggs in our classroom, the long anticipated hatch finally began to happen. On Thursday we saw that two eggs had a tiny peck hole and when the students arrived on Friday, they were greeted by three chicks that had been born the night before. While it was interesting to inspect the not yet hatched eggs and the empty egg shells, the high point of the day was definitely watching and holding the new babies.