Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Reduce, reuse, and recycle was the focus of our day. Thanks to Mrs. McGowan and her website, our class read a reader's theater to celebrate the occasion. Watch the movie and learn some ways you too can help the Earth. We enjoyed some dirt cups with our friends in Ms. Garver and Mrs. Patenaude's class. The April family homework project was to make a sculpture or invention out of recycled materials and we had the coolest creations come in the room! We had an elephant made from plastic bottles and duct tape and the perfect pet dog that you can even wag the tail. We had a painted SpongeBob and even a snake from aluminum cans and an Easter egg. A HUGE thank you to all the familes that participated. You are really using your smarts and just think you recycled!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Fling 2009

It is hard to believe Spring Break 2009. We enjoyed a wonderful day together last Friday. We read a great story in our reading series titled A Fruit is a Suitcase For Seeds. Children brought in fruit and we made a friendship fruit salad to eat with our Easter cookies. We looked at fruit with pits like the plum and peach brought in, fruit with many seeds like the cantaloupe, strawberries, and kiwi. I loved the variety and so did the class. A HUGE thanks to our wonderful helpers Ms. Jen, Mr. Woods, and Grandma Patterson we hunted for eggs and filled our hand painted paper baskets. It was a lovely Spring afternoon and such a nice way to start the Spring Break. Thank you to all the parents for the donated filled eggs and the fruit.