Sunday, November 29, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
One of the ways he helped them was showing them how to plant corn seeds with a dead fish to make the soil rich. So we decided to try it. We planted a corn seed (yellow M&M) with a dead fish (Swedish fish) in dirt (chocolate pudding).
We had to make sure the seed and fish were deep in the soil.
Our hands got really dirty so we all went to the restroom to wash our hands. (Some of us even licked the dirt off our hands!)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Hardtack and Salthorse...sounds gross, right?!
The pilgrims had hardtack and salt horse to eat on the Mayflower. Hardtack was bread that ended up very stale and salthorse was salted meat.
Could we have survived on the Mayflower eating salthorse and hardtack? There is only one way to find out...try it!
We tried hardtack (a roll) and salthorse (beef jersey) very reluctantly.
Here are our results!
We were able to work with our groups to design and construct our version of the Mayflower. Then we tested our ship to see how many pilgrims (bear counters) our boat could carry before it sank.
We drew out our ship and made a prediction before we started.
The Popsicle stocks were "seats" for their pilgrims. 😊
These guys had some great thinking. No water would get in but it was too small to hold a lot of pilgrims.
Station 1: letter of the week book
Station 2: Listening Station
Station 3: computers
Station 4: sticker story
Station 5: Building Words
Station 6: Computer
Station 7; matching Pictires to words