Category: Science

It’s Cold Outside

… even for a penguin. Stay warm! (Thanks, Pinterest.)

Plants, Pilates and the Number Four

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a student teacher this year.  Since it’s always challenging letting go and trusting that someone else can do the job of teaching your class, I feel incredibly lucky that Ms. Kang was assigned to …

January Author Study: Steve Jenkins

I’ve sung the praises of Steve Jenkins‘ books before so it’s no surprise that he’s our feature author for this month. Kids, big and small are naturally drawn to nature and animals; Jenkins makes learning about them super engaging, fun, …

More, please

We started our unit on Apples by, well – eating them. That’s exactly how we finished it, too. This time it was applesauce.  I never jump at the chance to cook with the class (the LAST time I donned an …

Apples

Did you know there are 7000 varieties of apples? Seven.  Thousand! We only sampled 5 to open our unit on ‘Apples’, but it still got the kids excited for all the fun learning coming up in the next couple of …

Close Encounters with the Wild

Yesterday, our school had the pleasure of watching a presentation put on by a group of wildlife conservationists called the Earth Rangers of Canada.  Not only did we learn more about the threatened habitats of the Monarch Butterfly, the Plains Bison, …