Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1, 2010

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"We brought in homework. It was about sea turtles and other animals. The leatherback sea turtle goes from a beach to Costa Rica. They are the largest sea turtle. Our buddies read us books. We looked at videos of animals migrating. The animals were migrating. The geese took turns being the leader of the v. I have seen caribou at the zoo before. The hardest part would be having to swim through that big pond." - bethany

"The caribou were walking and swimming in the water. It would be very very hard to go that far." -Orion

Today we continued our Animals in Winter unit.

We started by presenting our Migration Mapping homework. Over the weekend, we researched different animals at home and brought in the information about their migration. We took turns sharing our research. We talked about the animal and where it begins and ends its migration. We looked on our globe and plotted on our map the route each animal takes as it migrates.

We took turns presenting our animals. Gage brought in a salmon to illustrate his animal.

During centers, we continued to work on our environmental print book. We just write the letters or sounds we hear and stop writing when we don't hear anymore sounds.

We also watched video of geese and caribou migrating. We were very surprised to see that the caribou had to swim through WATER during their migration. We thought that they just walked. We also were shocked to see baby caribou migrating. We thought it would be tough to be a baby and travel long distances.

The geese video demonstrated the concept of the v-formation. Some of us thought it would be easiest to be in the front of the v, but others thought that would be the hardest position.

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