As you know we are in the middle of our next big project: Whales! We will present our research at the Expo on May 31st. It has been so interesting and has led us into so many areas of inquiry. These are some of the lessons that Ms. Leslie has made for us that you won't see at the Expo:
Do you like our flukes?
Layers of the ocean
Today we talked about whales in captivity. We are writing letters to Seaworld to tell them how we feel about whales in captivity. We adopted a male Orca named Fife. "Fife has an older sister, Corky. Fife has never met his sister as she was captured in 1969, and has been held captive by Seaworld since 1987. Fife is quite a character, extremely handsome and gaining stature within his community. "
We're really looking forward to the monthly updates we will get about Fife.
Diving Depths of Different whales
Watercolor Techniques for Painting Whales. Come see our exhibit!
Whale Sculpture Using the Geofix Geometry Material
Whale Blubber Experiment
Matching flukes to whales.
Making a Krill Swarm
Comparing fish to whales
Whale distribution and migration
Cleaning up an oil spill
And many more...
We shared many whale lessons at Theme Sharing
Matching Flukes to Whales
Individual Whale Research
Venn Diagram: Comparing Baleen to Toothed Whales
Depth of Whale Dives
Weaving the Whale Tapestry
Pajama Day! We did our morning work in blanket forts and watched The BFG (our fall read aloud) in the afternoon (with popcorn and lemonade).
We welcomed a new friend who will join our class next year.
Please visit our fairy house at Ann Marie Gardens.
These first years are very interested in algebra.