Monthly Archives: April 2016

Learning all about Parts of a Plant!

Plant research has been underway on board and I find them reading about plants, writing books about plants, studying their own seeds, and writing poetry about plants!  I simply love how they take off in their own learning!  They had … Continue reading

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Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds!

Since we are learning about the parts of a plant we HAD to spend time exploring seeds and the fruit that keeps them safe! It was a great opportunity to record observations and to county large numbers!

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Helping the Homeless!

  Today the author of the book Cargo and the woman in the Flowered Hat came to visit.  Allison Rose, a friend of Mrs. Brims,  wrote the book that inspired us to collect clothes for the homeless shelter in St. Augustine.  … Continue reading

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Which plant parts do we eat?

This crew LOVES to eat, but first we started with sorting the parts of the plant using food!  We read some books and then they had time to revise their thinking if they needed.  Some plant parts surprised them!   … Continue reading

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Mrs. Brim FUN!

On the same day we have been learning about EMPATHY Mrs. Brim arrives with the perfect book!  This book called “The Three Questions” gave the crew the chance to determine what the author wanted them to learn.  They decided the … Continue reading

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Empathy! Empathy! Put yourself in the place of ME!

Today the crew practiced ways to show EMPATHY!  They were able to “stand” in someone else’s shoes and think about what they felt like and offer ways to could help! Once groups collaborated, each group got to present what they … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!!

Birthday Smiles!!!   

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Fiddle Sticks!!!

We had the recent opportunity to change the world by counting fiddle sticks!  I had a workshop to teach and decided I couldn’t count out all the fiddle sticks by myself, but my crew could! It turned into an awesome … Continue reading

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Forces at work AGAIN!

                                            The crew experimented with Forces of Motion this week.  They used bouncy balls, marbles, bubbles, tops, and  pinwheels … Continue reading

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Aunt Kira Update

The crew made a video for Aunt Kira who is fighting breast cancer and Aunt Kira made a video as well and sent us the link.  She changed the lyrics to, “I Will Survive” to be about the challenges of … Continue reading

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