Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

Today we read Pumpkin Jack and Seeds, Sprouts, Pumpkin, Pie. These books walked us through the life cycle of a pumpkin. After reading we discussed the differences between the life cycle of a pumpkin and the life cycle of a bean plant, which is what we have been studying the last two weeks. The kids then were given the task to display their version of the life cycle of a pumpkin. Check out their pictures!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin math

Today the students were making estimates about the measurements of a pumpkin. They estimated how much the pumpkin weighed, how many lines it has, the circumference, and how many seeds it has. After they made their estimates they found the actual measurements. Tomorrow they will find the differences between their estimates and the actual measurements. It was a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What a Treat!

Enjoying a fun evening of fall carnival festivities.

Literary Characters Parade

We lined up the halls and cheered the kindergartners and first graders as they showcased their favorite literary characters.

Worm Release and Garden Observation

Today was the BIG day! We released our classroom worms in our garden today. The kids got to witness the worms find their way beneath the soil. They also made their observations about the progress of our class broccoli seeds.

Top Chef #9

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thinking Scientists

Today, we explored how a juice pouch can be like the roots of a plant.  Check out some of these notes and questions...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Literary Pumpkins

The beautiful displays of each classroom's literary pumpkins.

Which one was your favorite?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Spot Check - Day 4

Our broccoli seeds were planted on the same day.
The indoor miniature greenhouse is sprouting.
The outdoor school garden, nothing yet.

Why do you think there is a difference?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

An Adult Acorn?

Which picture shows an adult acorn?  Explain.

Giving Back

Ronald McDonald stopped by to remind second graders different ways we can give back to our community by sharing our talent, time and gifts with the world.


In what ways do you give back to your community?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What We Wonder

During our class discussion, we wrote down some of the things we know and some questions we had about plants.

What questions do you have about the life cycle of a plant?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Planting Broccoli Seeds

Today's the day!  We planted broccoli seeds in the school garden and inside the classroom in our indoor greenhouse.  We can't wait to compare their growth.

Which do you think is best for growing plants - indoors or outdoors?