Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ready to Hibernate?

This week we started writing and thinking about our weekly wonder.  The wonder questions are from a website called Wonderopolis and a link can be found on our class web page.  It is another way for us to learn and think about science during our very busy day.  This week the wonder was all about hibernation.  We compared migrating and hibernating and talked about how food supplies really effect what animals do in the winter in Vermont.  I asked the crickets which animal they thought hibernated the longest, and I asked them if they were getting ready to hibernate what would they do?  I know I would fill up on all of my favorite foods, find a soft feather bed, wear my favorite hoodie, cover up with my down comforters and snooze away.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Being Thankful

I am so thankful for my crickets.  We were talking about Thanksgiving today and made a list of things that we were thankful for.  The crickets made the most beautiful list and really understood the big picture.  Our class came up with this list.  We are thankful for our families, our home, our friends, having food, being old enough to help around the house, for having time for fun, for the earth, for clean air, for clean water, for our cars so that we can visit family that lives far away,  for our school and our teachers, for having enough food, for being able to hunt, and for bees which give us honey and pollinating plants.  Some of our friends were also thankful for God and being able to pray.  You should all be very proud of your crickets.  They are global thinkers.  We read the book The Night Before Thanksgiving and talked about what we would do if we invited a turkey to Thanksgiving instead of eating one.  I asked the crickets to anticipate what their favorite part of Thanksgiving will be.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Abenaki Indian Story Teller

We are in for a treat on Wednesday.  We will be able to listen to two story tellers in our gym.  They will be sharing stories about the Abenaki Indians.  I know that the crickets love to listen to stories and see performances, so this will be a fantastic experience.  I am asking the crickets to blog about what they liked best about the story tellers this morning.  Cricket families you should be so proud of your crickets they are working so hard everyday and they are getting smarter and smarter.  They amaze me every day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Winter is on it's way

What a busy week it has been already!  Halloween has come and gone.  It is hard to believe that we have been in school for 44 days already!  When talking to my parents this weekend they told me that they had received 6 inches of snow and it didn't melt!  I guess it is true that winter is on it's way.  There are not too many things that I love about winter, but I do love big snowstorms.  It is so peaceful because everyone is at home watching the snow fall.  I asked my crickets what they were looking forward to this winter.