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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Group Animal Research Projects

We worked really hard with our groups to research our animal and write down our information.  We worked on using all the new vocabulary we had learned.

Each group was given books, pebblego online, myon books, and if needed we used a search engine to find the information needed.


Classifying Animals

We have been working on classifying animals by their attributes. We have looked at how they move and how the parent looks like the baby. Each day we took on a different group of animals. We read books and watched videos watched videos to come up with as much information as we could. Then we wrote about our favorite fact that we learned. 

Insects are exoskeletons.  Insects have 6 legs.

Mammals are warm blooded and fur.

Amphibians have a spine.

Reptiles have a spine.

Birds have wings.

Amphibians have cold blooded.

Fish have fins.

We read books like Do Frogs Have Fur? and What if I Had Animal Feet?

We even examined our own feet. 

We worked on matching animals parents to their babys.

Then we sorted animal pictures into their correct groups.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sorting by Attribute

We loved sorting out M&Ms. We sorted by the attribute of color and counted how many were in each group. We also made observations about which set was the greatest, fewest, and if any were equal. But we didn't stop there. 

We moved into some first grade work by taking the data and putting it into a graph! Then we made more observations (how many all together, and more specific observations like orange is greater than brown).