Tag Archives: fifth grade

“The corn adds a bit of sweetness to the salsa.”

The kindergartner entomologists searched in the garden for creatures. Students found a range of animals – from insects to non-insects. They searched under logs, in plants, and in the soil for an living thing. After collecting, students┬ácategorized their discoveries as … Continue reading

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“It has a beaver-like tail for smashing its prey.”

The third graders this week continued their study of adaptations. In small groups, students created nature art creatures that were adapted to particular environments. Examples include a sun dragon that is adapted to the desert, a large furry animal with … Continue reading

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“Get in my belly!”

This week the third graders continued their study of adaptations (after starting the class with a quiet nature nap, pictured below). The students transformed into birds and used different types of beaks to capture varying types of prey. Our scientists … Continue reading

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“I want to be a geologist when I grow up.”

This week the second graders continued their study of rocks and minerals. Students sifted pebbles, gravel, and sand and categorized them based on their size.┬áThe fifth graders focused on water conservation this week. Students played “the water flows for…” and … Continue reading

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“Yay! We have garden!”

This week the first and fifth graders had their first weeks in the garden! Along with the second and third graders, the┬ástudents returned to the crisp air of our outdoor classroom and helped transform our winter garden with a garden … Continue reading

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