April 29, 2010
We matched 50 whale tails puzzle pieces to their heads. On the back of the puzzle was the name of the
whale and information about the whale.
We found out about dolphins, orcas, narwhals,
blue whales, humpbacks, belugas, grays,
pilots, fins, right whales, minkes and sperm whales.
All together we had 100 puzzle pieces: 50+50=100.
April 15, 2010
Today we planted radishes in our school garden. The radish seeds are very tiny. We sprinkled seeds on top, and then we got a handful of soil to sprinkle on top of that. Next we watered our seeds. The radishes take 29 days to grow, so they will be ready at the end of May.
April 12, 2010
Once upon a time there was a poor miller who had a daughter and a son. Their names were Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel had a mean stepmother who wanted Hansel to change gold into straw, because they were out of food for the cows and horses. The mean stepmother locked Hansel in a cottage in the woods and told him that if he didn't change the gold into straw, she would leave him there forever. Hansel didn't know what to do, so he licked a lollipop he found on the door. It was a magic lollipop and it made Goldilocks appear when he licked it. She came in and said, "Good evening Hansel. What will you give me if I help you change this gold into straw?" Hansel said, "I will give you this magic lollipop!" Goldilocks said, "I don't want a yucky lollipop." Hansel said, "I will make you a bowl of porridge." Goldilocks twirled her curls three times and all the gold changed into straw. The work was done and Goldilocks went away, but a little man came in and said, "What have you done with my gold? If you go near my gold again, you'll have to guess my name, or I'll turn your straw back into gold forever!" Hansel waved his magic lollipop three times and called for Gretel. Gretel recognized Rumpelstiltskin, but she knew it wasn't his real name. She told Hansel that his real name was Froggy. Hansel and Gretel followed the little man through the woods to his house, but the Three Bears were guarding his home. They snuck around to the back door and went in, and found Goldilocks. Goldilocks said, "Hi Froggy!" So Hansel told him, "Your name is really Froggy!" Rumpelstiltskin got so angry! He said, "Goldilocks! You yelled out my real name!" Hansel and Gretel said, "Aha!" Rumpelstiltskin was so angry that he jumped up into the air and transformed into a frog. He hopped away, and no one ever saw him again. The cows and the horses had enough straw to eat and they lived happily ever after. RIBBIT!