We did an activity today that involved students looking at a bag containing a rock, a bag of water, and a bag of air. They were asked to make observations about each item. They also observed a bag of oil if they had time. Then we discussed the differences and similarities of solids, liquids, and gases.
The class got to dissect owl pellets today. Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak). The students worked very hard at pulling apart the pellet gently with tweezers. They did not want to break any bones. They found skulls, tails, jaws, hip bones, and backbone. They compared them with a bone chart to see what animal the bone might of come from. They will be bringing their treasures home this week.
I finally put the Family Tree up in the classroom. Now we just need mor pictures! You can send some in, email some, or I can take a picture when you drop off your child in the morning.
The First graders got to Harvest the pumpkins, that they planted with Mrs. Dutton last year, today. They decorated them with foam stickers and sharpie markers. They are in the front window of the school.