Thursday, January 12, 2017

Naturalists Explore Water...the Frozen Kind

What better way to start off a unit on water...


Snow boarding on cardboard




Can you get the snow to melt?

Building structures with snow blocks/bricks.























Sunday, January 8, 2017

Paper Recycling Up-Update

A downturn in number of bins free of improperly recycled paper.  Lots of used tissues found in paper bins.  Could it be lots more sniffles?  Or just a need for a reminder?  



One group of recyclers, (Iris and Oona) has written this song to help nip this problem in the bud. Promise to record the songwriters singing it, so you can hear the tune for yourself.  

Don't put trash in the recycling.  (3x)

Only clean, dry paper is good. 

 So let's help stop global warming.  

And keep your dirty tissues in the trash.  

Don't put trash in the recycling.  (3x)

Earlier Entry




Paper Recycling Update

Third graders fill 2nd graders in on recycling rules.

Recycling efforts are paying off.  Thanks, Ita!



Then it's off to Collect, Check, and Push.


Hope that is a green pencil.  










Adults get update on how things are going.



One thumb up.

Make that two thumbs up.

Each week data is collected and graphed.  Recycling efforts are paying off.




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Shore School: How an Inquiry Grows

Kindergarteners notice birds at the Shore.









Back at school they zoom in on bird adaptations.  

Using clay to make a bird foot  





At Green Recess they watch bird feet in action.  







"Hens have scratching feet.  And they are very cold ones."

Photos: Sarah, Johanna and Bill

Monday, January 2, 2017

Admiring the bare dark branches...


Second Grade Naturalists soak up the beauty of leafless trees.


















"...In a dark place
in a dark time
start with black.
Stop. Soak up its energy."*