Sunday, December 18, 2016

Did You Know?- Elephants

Did you know that elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump???

Read more about elephants below!

Did You Know?- Digestive System

It takes food 7 seconds to go from the mouth down to the stomach.

Read more about the digestive system below:

Did You Know?- Moose

Moose need to eat a lot of food.  Their stomach can hold up to 112 pounds of food at one time!

Read more about moose below:

Did You Know?- Height and Foot Length

Did you know that the width of your arm-span outstretched is the length of your whole body and that your forearm (from the inside of elbow to inside of wrist) is the same as the length of your foot???

How interesting is that?  Pretty cool, right?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Did You Know?- Stone Pillows

Did you know that Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone?  OUCH!  That sounds painful!

Read more about their pillows by clicking here and read about the history of pillows HERE.

Would you want to sleep on a pillow like the one in the picture?  Why or why not?

Did You Know?- Hercules Beetle

Did you know that they Hercules Beetle can grow big enough to cover an adult human hand?  Would you want to hold one???

Read more about the Hercules Beetle using the links below:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Did You Know?- Dresses

Did you know that until about 1910, boys under the age of 6 years old used to wear dresses like girls? They really did!

Read about the history of children's clothing by clicking here.

Did You Know?- Moose

Did you know that moose need to eat a lot of food? Their stomach can hold up to 112 pounds of food at one time! WOW! That is A LOT of food!

 Learn more about moose using the links below:

Did You Know- Rats?

Did you know that rats laugh when you tickle them? I am pretty sure I will never tickle a rat! I find rats kind of creepy, but I know that some people love them.

 Read more about rats using the links below:

Did You Know?- Giraffes

Did you know that the giraffe is the tallest land animal in world? They are!

Read about giraffes below:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Did You Know- Insects

Did you know that in some places on Earth there are about as many insects in one square mile as there are people on the entire planet? That's A LOT of insects!

 Read more about insects using the links below:

Did You Know?- Sharks

Did you know that sharks are the only known fish that can blink with both eyes? Interesting!

 Read more about sharks using the links below:

Did You Know?- Tongues

We recently learned that crocodiles cannot stick out their tongues, now it is time to learn something about our own tongues.  Did you know that it is impossible to lick your own elbow with your tongue? It is!  Go ahead, give it a try!  See, I told you :)

Read more about tongues below:

Did You Know?- Crocodiles

Did you know that crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out? It's actually because of a membrane which holds their tongues in place. Cool! Now YOU know!

 Read more about crocodiles using the links below:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Did You Know?- Moths

Did you know that moths can smell each other from miles away? What makes this even more interesting is that moths don't have noses.  So, how do they smell?  Well, they detect odor molecules through their antennae.  How cool is that?

 Read more about moths by using the links below:

Did You Know?- Grasshoppers

Did you know that if grasshoppers were the size of humans that they could jump from one end of a basketball court to the other end in one leap? Wow! That's amazing!

 How far can you jump in one leap?  How many jumps do you think it would take you to get from one end of a basketball court to another?

Have fun reading all about grasshoppers using the links below:

Did You Know?- Pigs

Did you know that it is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky?

Click below to read more about these fascinating animals:

Did You Know?- Dragonflies

Did you know that Dragonflies can see in all directions at once? They have incredible eyesight, but that's not the only amazing things about these insects.

 Have fun learning!

 Here are some links to information about Dragonflies:


Monday, November 7, 2016

Election Day 2016

Today is Election Day!  To celebrate we are going to do some fun voting and election activities.  It is going to be super fun and YOU will even be able to vote for President in class.  I can't wait to see who our class thinks will win the Presidential Election.

Have fun learning! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Skip Counting

Some of us could use a review on skip counting.  Here are some songs that might help you.

Have FUN learning!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Piano Guys- Can't Stop the Feeling

My son is famous!  Well. . .not really, but he did make a cameo appearance in the new Piano Guys video! They filmed it at the new Lin's and at our local Walmart.  How fun is that???

If you watch closely, you may even see a few more people from around town that you know.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Science Box #2- Magnify It!

Welcome to Science Box #3 Magnification! Did you have fun playing the matching game using a magnifying glass?

How does a magnifying glass work?   CLICK HERE to find out!

Watch the Super Fab Lab videos below to learn even more about magnifying glasses.  Then answer the questions on your paper.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Science Box #1- Motion on the Ocean

Welcome to Science Box #1. I am so glad you chose to do science for your Fun Friday activity!

 I hope you have a lot of fun learning all about the ocean. Don't forget to fill out the information on your paper as you go through this activity.

Watch the first video below (Ocean in a Bottle Experiment) and then answer the questions on your paper.

Next, watch this fun video about why some things sink and some things float on water.  Don't forget to answer the questions on your paper when you are done. 

Use the ocean bottles in your science box to draw the pictures and answer the questions on your paper.

When you are done with your pictures, watch the videos below to learn a little bit about the ocean. Then write and illustrate a story about an animal who lives in the ocean on the back of your paper.  

Your story can be fiction or nonfiction.  Make sure it is a complete story with a beginning, middle, and an end.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vocabulary 1.5

cuddle- to hug someone or something

favorite- a person or thing you like best

patient- good at waiting calmly

practiced- you did something many times to get it right

settled- you made yourself comfortable

wrinkled- having creases or lines in something

Make sure you complete your vocabulary page with your VERY BEST handwriting!  I can't wait to see your word art!

Have FUN learning!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Did You Know?- Honeybees

Did you know that some queen honeybees quack??? That seems odd.  I thought that only ducks did that! :)

National Geographic 10 facts about honeybees for kids- CLICK HERE

The buzz about bees from San Diego Zoo- CLICK HERE

Listen to a queen bee "quacking" in the video below:

Did You Know?- Nike

The first Nike soles were made of rubber poured onto a waffle iron.  Wow!  That's pretty cool!

Interesting Nike facts- CLICK HERE.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Did You Know?- Cats

Did you know that cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (compared to human's 6 muscles each). A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees, and can turn in the direction of sound 10 times faster than those of the best watchdog. Cats' hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs.

Want to read some cool cat facts?  CLICK HERE.

Fun cat facts for kids- CLICK HERE.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Did You Know? - Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.

CLICK HERE for more facts about hummingbirds :)

What do hummingbirds eat? CLICK HERE to find out!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Did You Know?- Crickets

Did you know that crickets detect sound through their knees? Want to know more?

 CLICK HERE for information about how crickets hear.

Want to know some more cricket facts?

Want to know how crickets make sound?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Did You Know?

Did you know that most birds' feathers weigh more than their bones?

Did You Know?

Did you know that people used to brush their teeth with charcoal? YUCK!

Read about the history of toothpaste by CLICKING HERE.

Another brief history of toothpaste- CLICK HERE.

Did You Know?

Did you know that an ostriches eyeball is bigger than its brain?  It's true!

Read fun ostrich facts by CLICKING HERE!

See fun facts and pictures about ostriches from San Diego Zoo by CLICKING HERE!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Did You Know???

Today we learned that cockroaches can live underwater for 15 minutes, some people say they can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.  Interesting!

Cockroach Facts and Myths- CLICK HERE

15 Creepily Amazing Cockroach Facts- CLICK HERE

Want to learn about Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches? Watch the video below!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Did You Know?

We learned that there have been at least 12 rocks from the planet Mars found on Earth!  Wow!

Want to know more???

Tour the Solar System by clicking HERE.
Learn Mars facts by clicking HERE.

Listen to a song about Mars:

Friday, August 19, 2016

Did You Know???

We learned that the Blue Whale is the largest animal that ever lived on earth!!!

Amazing facts about blue whales CLICK HERE.

More information about blue whales CLICK HERE.

Picture of blue whale compared to other animals CLICK HERE.

What does a blue whale sound like?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Welcome Back!!!

I am so happy you are here!  Here are some fun videos for you to watch to kick off the new school year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vocabulary 6.4

beware- to be careful and to lookout for something dangerous

destroy- to ruin something

grasslands- areas of land that are covered with grass

prevent-  to stop something from happening

uprooted- torn or pulled out of the ground

violent- showing great physical force

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Vocabulary 6.2

preen- to smooth or clean feathers with the beak or bill

puddles- small and shallow pools of water

beasts- four-footed animals

itches- feelings on your skin that make you want to scratch

nibble- eat with quick, small bites

handy- useful

Retelling a Story

Here are some videos that will help you give your best retell ever! Good luck and have FUN learning! :)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

What Time Is It???

In math we will begin our unit on telling time.  We will learn how to tell time to the nearest 5 minutes.  Here are some videos and games to help you!

Have fun learning!

Time Learning Games:
Making Time- ABCya!
Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Clockworks Game
STOP the Clock
Time Games Galore!
On Time

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Happy Dr. Seuss Week!

Here are some fun Dr. Seuss links to help you celebrate our reading adventures this week.

Have FUN learning!!! :)

 Also, don't forget to check out all the SUPER fun things to do on Seussville!!!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Quarters, Nickels, Dimes, Pennies - Counting Coins

We have just started our unit on money. Here is some information that will help you learn a little bit more about coins and their values.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Groundhog Day!!!

We had fun with our Groundhog Day activities today!!!  I hope everyone went home and shared what they learned with their family :)

Here is some groundhog fun:

Groundhog Day Historical Facts 

Punxsutawney Phil Song

Groundhog Fun Facts 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Elephant Tug of War and Watermelon Burst

We had a super fun time talking about forces in our science lesson on Friday. I hope everyone remembered to go home and talk about it with their family :)

Here are some of the highlights of the lesson. Enjoy!!!

Thanks to Mystery Science for the super fun lesson!!!

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watermelon by Mike Mozart , used under CC BY
push by Mark Doliner , used under CC BY
dough stretching by Joe Hall , used under CC BY

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bossy R

Have you ever noticed how bossy R is to vowels?  Well, it certainly is!  Just watch below and see. Enjoy!!!