Monday, January 26, 2009

Animals Grow and Change

Today is Monday, January 26, 2009. Animals everywhere start life as babies. Each animal has a mother and a father. Over time, the babies grow. How do animals change as they grow? Anthony says,"If they are a snake, they grow longer and more venomous." "They can grow taller and get bigger," told Samantha. Aubrey informs us that animals are small at first but they get bigger. Tre tells us that cheetahs get faster. Seth says that the way frogs get born and change with back legs and then they get all their legs and turn into frogs.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

101 day of school

Today is the 101st day of school. Today we counted dots to 101. We measured out puppy chow and ate it. Then we watched 101 Dalmations for play time. Below is the recipe for puppy chow.

1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
1-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir well.
3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.
4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.
5. Coat with powdered sugar, sprinkling evenly over the cereal and tossing as you sprinkle to cover each piece well.

Things from seeds

Today is Thursday, January 22, 2009. Today we will read about pumpkins. In four months, they grow from tiny seeds to large, round fruits. What else grows from a seed? Tre knows that watermelons and grapefruits come from seeds. Ron tells us that plants, weeds, and bushes start as seeds. Samantha knows that flowers and carrots grow from seeds. Haley tells us that cantaloupe and pineapples come from a seed. Alec explains that corn grows from a seed. Anthony tells us that grapes and grass come from seeds. Aubrey tells us that zucchini and bananas come from a seed. Gracie knows that daisies and pomegranate come from seeds. Jake tells us that apples and oranges come from seeds.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Life Cycles

Today is Thursday, January 15, 2009. Our class feels like it is autumn again. This week our story is about the life cycle of a pumpkin. There are many things that grow in cycles. Apples grow in cycles informs Taylor G. Jake tells us that frogs grow in cycles. Kittens grow in cycles tell Samantha. Haley knows that flowers grow in cycles. Tre knows that dogs grow in cycles. Horses grow in cycles tells Aubrey. Keana tells us that all plants grow in cycles. Anthony tells us that butterflies grow in cycles.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Groundhogs already?

Our class is signed up for the 2009 Project Groundhog. Project Groundhog is about finding out if the groundhog as weather hog is myth or truth. For the six weeks following Groundhog Day, February 2nd, we will record the daily temperature and sky conditions in our area. The information collected is shared weekly with the participating schools via email and the Project Groundhog website. Oh yeah, if school is closed for weather we record that too.... we love SNOW DAYS!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Making a Class Quilt

Today is Thursday, January 8, 2009. Today we will read about another quilt. It was stitched by the people of Brewster. The pictures on the quilt represent important things about the town. What would a quilt of your class include? Haley says we need to put our names on the quilt. Noah thinks the date should go on it. Taylor G. says we should use our favorite colors. Samantha told us to put something we all like on the quilt. Anthony says our teacher needs to be on the quilt. Jake says to put things we care about on the quilt. Alec wants our favorite animals on the quilt. Aubrey wants her friends on the quilt.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Old Things

Today is Tuesday, January 06, 2009. We will be reading about a warm , old quilt this week. This quilt changes over time. Have you ever owned something for a long time? “I still have one of the quilts that Mamaw made for me when I was a baby,” Samantha said. Seth says, “I have an old blanket that my mom use to hold me in when I was a baby.” Anthony’s skateboard is old. He has had it since he was three. Haley has a blanket from when she was two. It has teddy bears on it. Tre has an old pair of shoes that his grandma made. Ron’s mom made him a blanket when he was three and he still has it.