Friday, March 17, 2017

Travel Destination: Greece

Tired of the cold and wet? Is there more snow in the forecast? Don’t lose hope; you can travel with us to the sunny islands and the warm waters of Greece!
Greece is made up many islands and is a popular tourist spot. The geography, the people and especially the history makes Greece a popular tourist spot.  You can visit some of the amazing architecture built by the ancient Greeks, walk where some of the great philosophers walked and immerse yourself in the Greek arts and culture. And how can we forget the food! The olives, feta cheese, sea food and moussaka are musts!
 Fortunately our students were willing participants as we “traveled” through Greece. Take a look at what they did!

Greek Activities:

Creative Snacks:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hog Heaven!

Want a fun and engaging topic that you can do for the beginning of spring? PIGS! Did you know there are about 2 billion pigs?  They are a very social and peaceful animal and are one of the most cleanest animals alive.  They do not have sweat glands so they roll in the mud to keep cool.  Who would have thought them to be so interesting and fun to learn about? March is a great month to do a study on farm animals  and these are just some of the questions and facts children can reflect on when participating in class discussions and research about pigs.   There are so many awesome pig activities and skills you can do that I can’t even begin to list them all in one blog post. You can do a comparison and contrast between two farm animals, read non-fiction and fiction books, create anchor charts – well the list goes on and on.  After reading our fact booklet, we extended our knowledge of pigs by doing some STEM activities and using  Chatterpix to do book reviews on various pigs stories.  We also did QR Codes to guess the name of our pig book.  We hope you consider doing some of these activities! You'll be in hog heaven!

Pig Activities:

STEM Project:

Lego Pig Houses:

QR Codes:  Guess the Pig Book

Chatterpix Book Reviews:  

I just made a new Voki. See it here:

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