Friday, October 23, 2015


We continue our study of geometry, comparing and naming 2-D shapes. We are also identifying common attributes and developing common language for describing 2-D shapes. After reading "The Shape of Things" we created our own shape pictures! We also made 2-D shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks (yum)!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Grenier's Farm and Pumpkin Math

 Pumpkins, potatoes, cookies, apples and cider! What a great afternoon at Grenier's Farm! After picking potatoes and making our way through the cornfield, we were treated to delicious snacks and picked out our own pumpkins. We used our pumpkins for Pumpkin Math; estimating weight, circumference and height ...and then finding the actual measurements. We also had a class pumpkin. We estimated the number of seeds then scooped and counted. There were 580 seeds! We then roasted our seeds and had a delicious snack!

Pumpkin Math!


Counting seeds: We counted 580 seeds!

Roasted pumpkin seeds- yum!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Scientific Art

We had a special visitor this past week! Jeannie Sargent, a scientific artist, shared some of her work with us and tips on how to draw what we see in nature. She talked about looking carefully and slowly drawing what we observe. Her drawings were incredible of plants, birds, leaves and trees. This fit perfectly with our Outdoor Learning. We took what we learned outside and tried our own scientific drawings!