Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Plant a Sight Word!

To go along with our "plants" unit, we were building word wall words with Lima beans that had letters written on them! First, we had to build the word then we had to write the letters in the seeds on the paper.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Planting Lima Beans!

We started learning about plants today and we each got to plant our own Lima Bean plant! Everyone really l o v e d getting a turn to plant, very exciting! We will keep an eye on our plants and record what we see in our Lima Bean plant journals.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013


My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the innocent families injured and killed by the horrific events that happen on Marathon Monday in Boston. I was actually in Boston at around mile 25 about 1 mile away from where the bombs went off. All of a sudden all of the people running in the marathon just stopped right outside where we were watching from. They had no idea what was going on, one of the businesses inside the building where I was watching from, Boston Center for Oral Health, Dr. Morreale and his wife were so kind to the marathon runners, opening their business to them, letting them use their landline phone to call their loved ones since the cell towers were all down and no cell phones were working. They as well as the Back Bay Fitness owner were bringing water out to the runners who were stopped outside. Inviting them in to use the restrooms and even giving them the coat off of their own back to keep them warm. It was so heart warming to see kind people willing to help others in such a tragic time. Since all of the subways were shut down my boyfriend, myself and a couple friends decided it was best to try and get out of the area so we started to walk back to my apartment about 5 miles away. Safe and sound back home watching the news seeing these horrific pictures of these poor innocent people is just so sad and it doesn't even seem real yet. I hope they find out who did this and bring them to justice. #PrayforBoston

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Field trip to the police & fire station!

We completed our "Community Helpers" unit this week by taking a field trip to the police and fire station! We were v e r y excited to get the chance to check everything out! We had a lot of questions to ask the police officer and fire fighters, we were just so curious! We saw a lot of different police vehicles, we got to go inside an ambulance and a fire engine!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pretending to be Firefighters

I brought in my grandfather's old firefighter helmet and an old nozzle to a firehose that he used to use for the kids to look at and try on. They were so excited! They were pretending to spray the kids on the rug with the hose! :o)

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Mass Audubon and Pollination

We had the Mass Audubon Society come in today to teach us about pollination and which insects are pollinators. They gave each of us a picture card of one of three different pollinators to put us into groups to go through each of their 3 stations.

At the first station we looked at and found seeds in different pieces of fruit and vegetables then we learned about the different parts of a flower and what each part does.

At the second station, we got to pretend that we were either a daffodil, a tulip or a bee. The kids pretending to be flowers had a cup of pom poms that we were pretending was pollen. The bees were supposed to buzz around and get some pollen from each flower (cup) and bring a couple back to their hive and then bring the others to the different flowers. This is how the flowers can grow new seeds.

At the last station, we got to create a class mural of the different types of pollinators that we learned about and our favorite flower. We had so much fun and we learned a lot too!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

15,000 Steps on Fitbit!!

My new obsession: fitbit. It's this cute little pedometer that will keep track of your daily steps, calories and how many miles you've walked/ran. You get little badges for different milestones like your first 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, etc., daily steps. You can log in your current weight and the food that you eat, any exercises that you do daily online and it will help you reach your goal weight. You can link up with other friends who also have a fitbit and compete against eachother. I bought my mother one for Christmas because she is a walkaholic and she LOVES it! I think she was one of their top walkers, she walks SO much. They sell a more expensive one that you can wear while you sleep and it will track how many times you woke up and how well you slept/when you reached REM sleep and how long.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Word Family Eggs!

Today, at a workboard center we made words in the -en word family using these "spring" eggs! The kids loved getting to use the fun colorful eggs!

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