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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Biome Trading Card Criteria

Who: Name of Organism and color illustration
Where: Name of biome, location of biome, and location of organism in biome
What: Producer, consumer or decomposer
When: Describe how the organism reproduces
Why; Describe adaptations it uses to survive
How:  Describe or illustrate organisms's role in the food chain.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Biome Videos

Please watch the video for your biome and take notes on your graphic organizer.  Use the login and password that I gave you to access the video.

Deciduous Forest
Coral Reef
Tropical Rain Forest
Temperate Rain Forest

Monday, October 10, 2011

Butterfly Update

Our caterpillars are finally in their pupa stage. After eating and eating, they grow to full size and climb to the highest place in their small containers. When they are ready to become a chrysalis, they hang from the top in the shape of a "J." A day or so later they transform into a pupa, where big changes take place.
To transfer the chrysalides into the butterfly habitat, we carefully open the caterpillar container and peel of the tissue paper.
The caterpillar has used a silky thread to attach itself to the tissue paper.
Our chrysalides hanging in the butterfly habitat.
We tape each chrysalis to the side of the habitat and let it hang as it would in nature.
The word chrysalis comes from the Greek word "chrysos," which means gold.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Inch by Inch, Row by Row, We're Going to Make This Butterfly Garden Grow

Toady you may have received a special surprise from you child after school. After gathering the goods from our school garden today, students were able to take home a few vegetables and herbs for you to enjoy at home. Following the harvest, students proceeded to plant flowers that are known to attract butterflies. We also planted a few winter crops. Take a look at all the hard work the children put into making our school look amazing!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Big Changes Are Taking Place!

This past week has marked the arrival of our new unit of study. Students are carefully observing the growth and change of their very own caterpillar! These wiggly creatures are helping us fly into our metamorphosis theme and the students are enjoying every moment. Each morning we are taking time to write down our observation in our butterfly journals. It won't be long now until they turn themselves into a chrysalis!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What's In A Name?

September has been a busy month! We have finished two large projects and are wrapping up our life cycle reports this week. Here are some pictures from our "What's In a Name" project. Look at how the students used lettering to convey their personalities!