Do you have an emergency preparedness plan and list of important materials that you will need?
This week we had another Google Hangout with a gr. 6 class in Ellington, CT.
We were discussing Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
In addition to the book, the students had a lot of other questions about what life is like at their school, and the differences in our schools and lives... One big difference was the length and hours of our day. Our 9:05 start seems great, but then the day finishes at 3:25, Meanwhile, we love the idea of finished by 2:30, but starting at 8am seems pretty early!
Reading non-fiction posters and articles to give ourselves a better understanding of how to write non-fiction articles for our Biodiversity Newsletter and articles.
Questions to keep in mind:
Our class has a new group of Art Pals in Finland, in 2016. For this assignment, we have created masks using some of the patterns that we see on our own bodies, or using other inspiration.
Check out the following link to see some of the work of our Finnish Art Pals:
Here are some of our interpretations of patterns on our body, and other creative masks.
As always, it is interesting how different artists interpret the same assignment and task!
Tips and tricks to feed the most chickadees:
* stand very still
* if you need to move, do so very slowly and quietly
* rest your arm on the railing if it's getting tired
* you may want to kneel down to do this more easily
* hold your hand away from your body so that the chickadees feel less threatened
* don't talk (if you need to, whisper)
* be patient!
* black sunflower seeds and striped sunflower seeds are VERY popular (so are peanuts, but be careful with allergies - we can't use them with the school)
* go to an area that chickadees usually frequent - perhaps where you have a regular feeder, close the feeder and hold a handful of seeds out and hope for the best!
Good luck trying to feed chickadees!
This video was shot in slow motion, and refined in HD - they move VERY quickly...
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