POOP IS VERY SCIENTIFICALLY IMPORTANT!
We played a quiz show game and students won orca trading cards- what a hit! Mr. Hogan would like each child to fill out a sheet that went home today and needs to come back to school by Friday. This presentation can be free of charge to us if we send him these questionnaires. If 100% of our students complete the forms then he will send us more whale trading cards- enough to give each child an additional 10 cards!
Our PBL is going strong. I must say, our kids are really sinking their teeth and baleen into everything whales! We began our exploration with a blubber and baleen simulation. We also did a "fun fact" scavenger hunt by predicting the whale that fits the fact and then using QR codes that brought us to the answer. Each child has chosen a whale that they will become an expert on. In the weeks ahead we will be researching and writing a report on this whale. All-the-while keeping our driving question at heart,
HOW CAN WE AS CONCERNED AND COMPASSIONATE GLOBAL CITIZENS, HELP WHALES?
- What are the two types of whales?
- What whale sleeps standing up?
- What whales makes the longest migration?
- What bone is bigger in humans than orcas?
- How old is the granny in the J-pod? (she was born in 1911-she is 103, the oldest whale known in the world!)
- How are orca pods determined? (orca whales live with their moms)
- What do orcas love to eat? (king and chinook salmon)
- Teach me some orca calls (we learned that each pod has their own calls. (J-Pod) S1: cowboy, S2: dental drill, S4: duck with gas, (K-Pod) S16: kitty cat, S17: two kitty cats, (L-Pod) S19: hiccup, S37: teacher call
- What are we doing right now that helps orca whales? What else can we do?
IN OTHER NEWS
- Poetry Slam this Friday from 3:00-3:40 in our classroom.
- IMAX permission slips due! (field trip is May 21st)
- Spelling test on Friday
- Killer Whale Tales questionnaire due Friday
- Dwankhozi week at QAE next week! We welcome Moses Masala (all the way from Zambia) to QAE!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
Our regular volunteers include Ms. Tanea, Ms. Robin, Ms. Anna, Ms. Connor, Ms. Chris, Ms. Holley, Ms. Sara, Ms. Karen, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Alison, Ms. Annlee, Ms. Donna & Ms. Beth. I am thankful for you!