Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Silkworms Invade Our Classroom!

We now have 14 silkworms crawling around in our classroom. We will be updating the progress of our little visitors. They are really eating a lot of mulberry leaves. They are growing so fast. They are currently in the larva stage. We have learned about four stages in the life cycle of the silkworm. And third graders came to our classroom yesterday and read to us a story about a similar animal in its larva stage called a caterpillar. We are waiting for them to begin spinning their cocoon.

Our student of the week took this photograph of them on May 21, 2008. In the next couple of weeks, we hope to share some of the changes we see.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Presentations on Wind

We've finally finished our projects on wind. For the past month, we used our digital cameras to capture images that represented what we created in our storyboards. Third grade students then came in to help us type the words for our wind stories, which we pasted into PowerPoint presentations. Below is a look at our work from storyboards to finished digital photographs uploaded into Google Docs. Enjoy!

Group 1 Presentation

Group 2 Presentation

Group 3 Presentation

Group 4 Presentation

Group 5 Presentation

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Jump Rope For Heart

We raised a lot of money for the American Heart Association! On Friday, May 2, 2008, our school had its Jump Rope for Heart event. Our class jumped along with the rest of the school, and we had lots of fun. We also enjoyed watching our principal, assistant principal, and out teacher jumping along. The way we raised money was by having our family and friends donate money before the day we jumped. Our class was able to raise more than $200 alone. We can't wait till we do this again in first grade.