At community meeting today, two of Miss River’s students read their teaching stories. Griffin wrote and read about wolves while Josh wrote and read about dogs. Great job to both boys! Enjoy.
On Wednesday we went to Hardwick trails to make mud paint. We learned a few things....there is no mud yet on the trail and berry juice does not tint mud. We did find some mud near the parking lot. We had a good time eventhough things didn’t go as planned. We brought back some mud with the hopes that maybe we can find something to color our “paint”. All in all we learned that before paint was invented, people used plants and foods to color things.
Today Miss Virginia came and taught us about fiber farms. We learned how you go 10 steps from a sheep to a sweater. We then learned the same process for alpacas and rabbits. We finished up with taste testing strawberry and vanilla yoguart. We like the vanilla best. At recess Miss Rivers’’ rode bikes. Thanks to Mr. English for writing a grant for the bikes to be at our school. On Friday we will help the big kids clean them up so they will be all set to go to another school. Miss Ferland class will ride bikes on Tuesday.
Well we have been very busy this week. We ventured into the Danville woods on Wednesday to hang our bird feeders, work on our lean-to and explore the woods. A few of us even worked on building little forts. On Thursday we went to the Fairbanks Museum and learned about insects. We learned that their skeleton is on the outside, looked at wasp hives and saw a video of the real workings of a mosquito bite....yikes!
Today was our final Winter Wellness field trip. We had so much fun rock climbing at Lyndon College. We all challenged ourselves to try our hardest, cheered on our friends and some of us even conquered some fears!
Today was our second session with Miss Virginia as a part of the Dairy in the Classroom program. Today the learning focused on vegetable farms and Miss Virginia even wore beet socks! We sorted vegetables according to how they grow; in the ground, on a tree, on a stalk or on a vine. We played a game and finished by taste testing some vegetables and fruits. Next week we will learn about fiber farms.
What a great job the kids did dancing at their performance! We also enjoyed watching all the performances. We finished the night with a group dance.
Today for our outdoor learning time, we made bird feeders. We will hang them in the Danville woods next week. We decided not to hang any in Hardwick, just in case any local bears are hungry! It was a fun, gluey time.
Also, please read over the activity list. We finally updated for the month of March-there is a lot going on. On Friday the Arts Festival begins at 6:30-students will be performing their dance.
Today Mrs. Holiman came to visit us and began a five week study of farming. We learned about cows and goats-two animals that are similar. Both are ruminants, which we learned are animals that chew their food, swallow it and then regurgitate their cud and chew it again. They also do not have top teeth. We learned that a cow has an udder and four teats, while a goat has an udder but only two teats. We have been asked to remember three types of cows; Holstein, Jersey and the Black Angus. The Holstein gives a lot of milk. The Jersey gives creamy milk and the Black Angus gives meat because it doesn’t make enough milk to share. We made 2 kinds of butter, cinnamon and plain, then we voted. Most of us liked the cinnamon one better. We are very excited for Mrs. Holiman to come back next week!
Monday Jan. 21. 9:15
Winter Wellness. Swimming
Thurs. Feb 24
Thurs. Feb 31
Thurs. Feb 7. 8:00
Tues. Feb 12-16
Thurs. Feb 14
Fri. Feb 22
Winter Wellness Outdoor Day
Feb 25-March 6