Friday, February 9, 2018

Penguins, Penguins Everywhere!

This week we traveled to the continent of Antarctica. We learned that noone lives there, however, there are scientists who work there. There are many animals that call Antarctica home: whales, seals, and penguins. We discover from our experiment that blubber helps these animals stay warm. We also learned many interesting facts about penguins. 
Wonderful and unique creations!

Science Experiment: Will blubber help you stay warm in cold water. Our hypotheses was mixed: 9 yes, 7 no. 

Emperor Penguins can grow to 47" tall. 
Are you taller than an Emperor Penguin?

We were also glad to welcome one if our own DSU football players to our classroom. He read "Snowmen at Night"! Thank you Mr. Cody! You did a great job!! 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Snow Days - True Story!

We don't always get to enjoy snow days at PDS so today we made the most of it. 

Today we read, acted out, and created our own art work based on the story "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. 

We listened to the snow as it went crunch, crunch, crunch with each step. 

We saw the footprints left behind. 

We felt the cold wet slippery snow under our feet. 

Parental Service announcement: No children were frozen in the making of these pictures. We were walking from computer class back to our classroom. 

What would you do on a snowy day?

Slide down a hill

Build a snowman

Catch snowflakes 
Make footprints

Have a snowball fight

Make snow angels 

Wear a coat.... absolutely!!

Stop by our classroom and check out the finished projects. They did a great job with creating snow out of glue and shaving cream!

Project #2
Snowflakes!! It's hard to make snowflakes!! 

They were quite proud of their creations! 

We had a great snow day!!