Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27th, 2010

Today we continued our animals in winter unit.

We completed another graph. We chose which way we would prefer to migrate - either flying, swimming or walking/running. We noticed that two columns (fly and swim) were had the same number of math babies in them. This means the two columns are equal. We also noticed that the largest column (walk/run) had two more babies in it than the fly and swim columns!

We also sang our animals in winter song as we pretended to be animals that migrate, hibernate or adapt.
We are hibernating!

We are migrating!

In the atelier today, we worked on painting caves and burrows for us to put up in creative play as we plan to be bears, bats and other small hibernating animals. We worked for a whole hour to paint a safe, warm place to practice hibernating! We knew what caves and burrows looked like from books we have read.

We played a migration game. First we examined a globe to study the ideas of north and south. We talked about how some animals usually live up North, but migrate south for warmth and to find food more easily.

After we examined the globe, we practiced migrating like different animals. Mr. John showed us pictures and facts about migrating animals, and we acted out their migrations. We started North in one area of the classroom, and walked, swam, flew or crawled to reach South in another corner of the classroom. When we reached our destination, we were able to eat lots of food and bask in the sun.
We are caribou migrating!

We are spiny lobsters crawling!

We formed a v-formation before we migrated south as birds.

We also started working on our environmental print walk book. We painted the illustrations last week and now we are writing the words to our book. Soon we will be published authors!

It was Jacob's birthday today! We enjoyed celebrating him and sharing special treats!

No school on Friday because of teacher in-service!


  1. Your bird formation was wonderful - it looked like a letter V!

  2. Dear Deborah,
    We were practicing migrating. It was hard 'cause we had to fly. Get our wings flying alot.