Marcus went to the nursery with his family and bought flowers, fruits, and vegetables!!!! He is helping the bees, he is reducing energy because he won’t need to use a car to go to the supermarket to buy fruits and vegetables and he is also reducing the packaging used! Great Action Marcus!!!
Krina also did some planting this weekend! She planted some flowers for the bees!!
We then had physical education with Mr. Slyk.
We then continued our inquiry into mass. We explored what would happen when we use different non-standard units of measurement to balance the same items. We weighed a white board eraser and white out using glue sticks, snap cubes, and markers. First we made our predictions and then we weighed each object using a scale. We found out that it would take less glue sticks to weigh each item because they are heavier while the snap cubes are lighter and therefore we would need more of them. We also found out that the white board eraser has more mass than the white out because it took more of the glue sticks, markers, and snap cubes to make it balanced with each non-standard unit of measurement. We then compared our estimates with a friend.
Afterwards, we read “One Well- A story of water on Earth.” While reading the book, we had various discussions about where water comes from, the fact that there is a limited supply, and the importance of keeping it clean and not wasting it. We also talked about various ways that we can conserve water in order to protect our Earth; all living things depend on water and therefore we need to protect it.
After first recess and lunch, Avaneesh performed his action for this unit. He brought in a book titled, What if there were no bees? And we learned just how important bees are to our survival.
We learned Bees are a keystone species: “keystone species help make sure an ecosystem has many types of life in it.” Bees are very important to the food chain because the make honey and also help crops grow and survive. Many animals are depended on honey (example: bears). Also, flowers and other plants couldn’t make seeds without bees. Flowering bushes in nearby forests couldn’t grow berries for birds. Soon, many mice, squirrels, and other small animals would not have enough food to survive. With fewer small animals, larger animals would be in trouble too. Foxes, owls, and other meat eaters would have a tougher time finding food. Eventually we would run out of food and would not be able to survive. Therefore we need to make sure that we are not polluting our environment, not using chemicals and other pesticides on our crops, and generally helping bees survive (example: growing gardens)
Avaneesh also brought in the Honeybee life and he explained it the class.
We then worked in our unit 29 spelling words.
We were then off to French.
After second recess and lunch, we worked on our Art’s Night performance.
At the end of the day, Joshua shared a game that he plays that has to deal with pollution and cleaning the pollution. Great Action Joshua!
1. Read for 20 minutes
2. In class spelling bee tomorrow
3. Summative due May 24
4. Spelling pg. 117-120
5. Math test Wednesday