Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Exercise Your Brain

While it's easy to think about reading and practicing math facts as fun things to do over the summer, there are many other ways to keep your brain in shape! You can click on the image below to see some fun and different ways to keep your brain (and your parents' brains!) working over the summer.


Another fun activity we've enjoyed this year was GoNoodle. Starting June 29 your family can can enjoy Camp GoNoodle! Sign up here to get in on the fun!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrating Hubble and New York

Today we talked about the importance of our learning to the real world, and we specifically talked about how science, math, and research help us every day. To highlight the importance of developing these important skills, and the importance of being creative, we talked about two milestones: the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope and the opening of One World Trade Center.

Both of these accomplishments showcase people using art, math, science, creative thinking, and problem solving skills. We also noticed that reading and writing were important parts of the ways people were sharing these important events with the world. While we couldn't take time to look at every image or learn every fact about Hubble and One World Trade Center, the kids were very interested about both. You can check out the links below or do your own search to learn more about both of these events.

The Official Hubble Site

One World Trade Center

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Watch the Eagles!

Today we had some time to learn about one of the top predators in Pennsylvania, the bald eagle. In math class we completed a graphing activity, and one of the favorite animal choices was the bald eagle. After we surveyed our friends and made bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots using the results, we had a chance to watch the live eagle nest cam from Codorus State Park.

Did you know the following fun facts:

1. Female eagles are actually bigger than male eagles.
2. The eagles don't actually sit ON the babies, the nestle around them and cover the babies to protect them.
3. The adult eagles don't always feed the baby eagles when they bring food back to the next.
4. The eagles' nest is about as wide as Mrs. Bair is tall! That's over 6 feet.

There are many more amazing facts you can learn about bald eagles by checking out the webpage with the live eagle cam! You can view it by clicking here!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Protect the Wetlands - 4!

Over the course of the last two months, we have been learning about ecosystems, food chains, and the delicate balance that's found in the environment. During the last few weeks, we put it all together while learning about a specific kind of ecosystem: the wetlands. Using what we learned, each student had to decide which claim they wanted to support in a writing piece and podcast. The claims where that everybody should protect wetlands or that wetlands should be developed for buildings and more usable space. Take a listen to hear what Aleisha, Jed, Dean, and Damien have to say on this important topic!






Protect the Wetlands - 3!

Over the course of the last two months, we have been learning about ecosystems, food chains, and the delicate balance that's found in the environment. During the last few weeks, we put it all together while learning about a specific kind of ecosystem: the wetlands. Using what we learned, each student had to decide which claim they wanted to support in a writing piece and podcast. The claims where that everybody should protect wetlands or that wetlands should be developed for buildings and more usable space. Take a listen to hear what Natalie, Gracin, Hunter, and Ryan have to say on this important topic!





Protect the Wetlands - 2!

Over the course of the last two months, we have been learning about ecosystems, food chains, and the delicate balance that's found in the environment. During the last few weeks, we put it all together while learning about a specific kind of ecosystem: the wetlands. Using what we learned, each student had to decide which claim they wanted to support in a writing piece and podcast. The claims where that everybody should protect wetlands or that wetlands should be developed for buildings and more usable space. Take a listen to hear what Emma, Bradley, Chris, and Calder have to say on this important topic!





Protect the Wetlands!

Over the course of the last two months, we have been learning about ecosystems, food chains, and the delicate balance that's found in the environment. During the last few weeks, we put it all together while learning about a specific kind of ecosystem: the wetlands. Using what we learned, each student had to decide which claim they wanted to support in a writing piece and podcast. The claims where that everybody should protect wetlands or that wetlands should be developed for buildings and more usable space. Take a listen to hear what Makayla, Austin, Andreas, and Cole have to say on this important topic!