Friday, August 29, 2014

Leaf Classification

Leaves, leaves, and more leaves! We classified our gathered leaves into categories based upon their shared traits and found out that there are many ways to divide them. It was a simple, but fun learning project. Thanks for reminding your kiddos to bring their leaves!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Plant and Animal Cells- Through the Microscope

We got to dust off the microscopes for today and the kids had a lot of fun looking at cells. We were reminded that humans are animals because the animal cells were human cheek cells, also known as Human Buccal Mucosa.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Crazy Hair Day Art Project

We got to get started on our first art project on Friday. An update will be posted when we start getting them completed and up on the wall, but here is what we have done so far!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Edible Cells

Wanting to know more about cells? Ask your student! And I bet they will tell you how amazing they taste, too. And if they forgot, I tried to include the basics here, too. 
Bread- cell membrane 
Jelly- cytoplasm
Marshmallow- nucleus
Sprinkles- chromosomes 
Skittles- vacuoles
Twizzler Bites- mitochondrian

Friday, August 15, 2014

1st Day of 4th Grade!

All smiles on the first day of school!  

We had such a great first day of school yesterday.  Getting settled back into a school schedule takes time, but this class handled it like a bunch of pros.  I am very lucky to call each one of these students "my kids" for the year.  Thank you for sharing them with me.