Students are very excited about the upcoming Pumpkin Math and Science Day coming up on Monday. The only thing students need to bring are old shirts that can get dirty. And Oh! Are we going to get dirty!!!!! I am still looking for any parents interested in joining us and helping us out with the Pumpkin fun.
Speaking of Science things, we are more than half way through our look at habitats and to celebrate, we will be having a …. quiz!!!!! The quiz will be all about the different habitats, what a habitat is, what living things need to survive, the different types of organisms, etc. Students will receive a page of study notes stating the things that will be on the quiz.
The second part of our look at habitats will be lot of fun. As part of this unit, students are going to be assembling terrariums. The terrariums are homes for various plants and animals that typically live in or on the forest floor. Observing what happens in the terrariums gives students a chance to learn about the habitats and adaptations of animals that live in this type of environment as well as gain knowledge about the role these plants and animals play in the larger ecosystem.
We need your help in making this the best learning experience possible. Your child will need a variety of supplies in order to build their terrariums. The supplies they will need are inexpensive but I wanted to give you a heads up so you will have time to collect the items to send with your child. As you collect the items, you can send them with your child so they are ready to go once we begin to build the terrariums.
For Friday, Oct. 31st
Your child will need:
• A small trowel
• A small plant
• Small amount of grass seed or birdseed
• 1 small plant such as strawberry plant, sweet alyssum, or other small garden plants. The key to the plants is that they need to be extremely low lying plants as the terrarium itself is not very tall.