We met Borja, the alligator, and Ruby, the corn snake, during our field trip to Tree Hill Nature Center. We met Georgia, the goat, and Oscar, the owl, too. Perhaps the most special critter we met that day was Jerry, the box turtle that students “found” during a hike on one of the trails. We miss you, Jerry!
We followed up in the classroom by doing individual researches on any animal that we saw at the center, such as skunks and turtles. We learned about the six classifications of living creatures. Ask your child about them!
Some wanted Jerry, the box turtle, to be our new class pet! Yet, after much consideration, we all agreed that a gerbil would make a nice companion. We have applied for a class pet grant and we are anxiously waiting!
All students have been learning amigurumi, the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures, taught by our very own Ms. Amy!
Sixth-years’ Special Project
The sixth-years have begun a gardening project where they will grow veggies and flowers to sell. Stay tuned!
Oct. 19: Fall Festival
Oct. 21-22: School pictures
Oct. 31: Historical Halloween
Monarch & zebra longwing caterpillars
All four of the monarchs hatched from their chrysalises (or chrysalides), and we set them free. Sadly, none of the zebra longwings made it to the butterfly stage. We studied the life cycle of the butterfly and determined the gender of the hatched butterflies.
Our students have begun a compassionate fundraiser during peace education to raise money for the recovery effort in the Bahamas, with the hashtag #MTSBahamaStrong. They are painting rocks to sell, and the proceeds will be charitable donations.