Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Exciting Things in Room 210

Over the past few weeks the children in Room 210 have been learning lots of interesting information. In science we are currently finishing up our unit on reptiles and amphibians. The children researched various amphibians and reptiles and will be creating a Google Presentation with all of the information they collected. We are very fortunate to have the Burlington Science Center. They provided us with many different amphibians and reptiles to bring live learning into the classroom! The children were able to see and touch many animals from the various groups of amphibians and reptiles (turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, frogs, toads, and salamanders).

In addition to the reptiles and amphibians we also have a container of painted lady caterpillars which have already created chrysalis' and a Luna Moth cocoon. We were fortunate to see the Luna moth after it emerged from it's cocoon and we released it into the wild. This Friday we will be kicking off our insect unit with a field trip to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. The children will be collecting and observing land and water insects. Below is a slideshow of the animals (amphibians, reptiles, insects) that we have rotating through our classroom!

 In math we just finished our unit on fractions! The children explored halves, thirds, and fourths through various activities. They created fraction flags by coloring parts of flags and labeling the flags using fractions. Students also explored fractions with various shapes and learned that if a piece of paper is cut into fourths in different ways (triangular, square, rectangle) each fourth is equal as long as the paper you begin with is the same exact size. Below are some pictures of the children working to prove this theory.


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