Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Community Field Trip!

The kiddos had so much fun on our community field trip of downtown Grand Rapids! I'm not sure if the other bus patrons were in love with all of the kids on the bus, but they were so respectful. It was also hilarious to see them encounter pay phones! Here are a few perks of our day. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We love to read!

Today the students started partner reading from their Cat Bandit readers. They did so well sitting Elbow elbow, knee to knee! 

We also had the chance to go outside and learn about the lifecycle of the bird. The students were given an egg and saw that the yolk of the egg is what helps to fee the baby chick while it's inside. Did you know that each baby chick has a small tooth that they use to break open the egg?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pollination and Brain Breaks

This week for environmental science, the students went on a hint for pollinators! We found a lot of bees and butterflies, plus some cool grasshoppers. 
The students have loved using GoNoodle this year for brain breaks. My favorite is the kids Zumba and I join in every time!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nature bracelets and a new butterfly!

I'm This week the students had a ton of fun making nature bracelets outside in the prairie. We discussed what organisms need to survive and then the students picked a particular organism and found items in the prairie that it would need. They were so beautiful! 

Abby brought in a chrysalis that she found outside. We've patiently been waiting to see our butterfly emerge, and today it did! Thanks, Abby, for sharing with us!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Reading around the room

Our goal this week was to read for 10 minutes without talking and we made it! The reward was being able to read around the room. The students loved sitting in the different seating options while they read. How fun!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rain, rain, go away

The worst thing for students at an Environmental Science school is rain. However, we made the most of it and did a fun activity about respect. The students emptied a toothpaste tube and were given the instructions to try and get all the toothpaste back inside with a paper clip. When they couldn't accomplish the task, we connected it to how we have a difficult time taking back disrespectful words after we say them. We brainstormed what we could do instead of saying hurtful words and the students had a great deal of ideas! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

We survived the first day!

Our first day was a success! It always seems to go in a bit of a blur, but the kids did a great job. We were able to go to Environmental Science with Miss Holly and make some salsa...it was delicious! We also had a chance to create our own set of classroom rules. I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds.