Teacher found a very green caterpillar outside on the frosty step. She has rescued it, and we will look after it in school and give it nice leaves to eat and water to drink. Hopefully it will turn into a healthy moth (or butterfly).
Well done to Ms. Conneely's class for such a fantastic play today. The songs were so catchy that we just had to sing along. We were all really impressed by such wonderful actors and actresses in this class.
Teacher told us the story of the first Christmas tree.
It happened when a man from Germany got lost in a forest late one winter's night.
He lit some candles and put them on a tree to keep him from feeling lonely and frightened.
At drama time, the man from the forest came to visit us, and we were able to ask him lots of questions about his frightening experience, and about what the forest was like on the cold dark winter's night.
We also heard how he chose the perfect Christmas tree.
We really enjoyed this story. We will remember it whenever we look at our own Christmas trees.
Different notes according to the size of the elastic band!
Playing our straw whistles.
Look what happens when a sound vibrates. It makes the air around it vibrate. Then when these vibrations hit the ear, our brains turn the vibrations into noise, and that is what we hear.
In space, where there is no air, it is very quiet. That is because there is no air to vibrare near the sound, and so the vibrations don't reach the astronauts' ears, so no sound is heard.
After jumping along the numberline yesterday, we moved on to using a smaller numberline and jumping along it with our fingers. It is a really easy way of figuring out difficult puzzles, like what do you get if you add 3 and 5!
We are learning to add two numbers together by jumping on the number line.
We have a hopscotch number line in our classroom. Teacher asks us a question (like 3+4), we have to figure out the answer in our head, then jump along the number line to see if we have got the right answer.
This is a lot of fun, and we get the answer right almost every time.