Thursday, December 4, 2014

Weathering Rocks Lab

Today we worked on Weathering Rocks. Crayons acted as our "rocks" and several tools acted as our "weathering agents". The students created sediments by weathering their crayons.

Our geologists at work!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

AR 100 Points Club

Congratulations to the AR 100 Points Club! Good job to Cameron, Joshua, Sylvia, Lauren, Brady and Lucy. Can you get 275 points before Spring Break? You could be coming to our next incentive luncheon! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Descriptive Writing--- Ewww Lunch

This month we have been working on descriptive writing. Look at our student's faces when they saw their EW Lunch their imaginary mom packed them. Make sure you have your student share their Kid Blog entry about their EW Lunch.

James is disgusted with his squashed cheetos and Logan was grossed out by the burnt toast.
 Austin almost gagged when he saw the moldy sandwich!
 Ew. That's gross!
Crab and salsa sandwich?????

** No lunches were harmed (or consumed) during this lesson:) 

Cool News from Science

We have been busy working on our Energy in the Ecosystem Unit. Here are some pictures from our hands on activities.

 Analyzing the animals in our classroom ecosystem was really cool. How did that anole escape? 

 We are investigating crowding and competition with various types of seeds. Don't get dirt on my floor 2nd hour!!!
 We are so proud of our seedlings! 
 Data and statistics!
Team work pays off!
 6th Hour working together.
Grace is proud of her planting skills.
 Brie isn't worried about getting dirty.
Good hypothesis ladies!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pre- Assessment Technology

Here is the link for the technology pre-assessment.

When prompted- your teacher's email address is Make sure when you are done you review your responses and select email results! 


School Yard Eco-Hike

Today we took a School Yard Eco- Hike. We made some scientific observations and documented many plants, animals, and insects. Some of the highlights included a tree frog, centipedes, caterpillars, and beetles.
 We found some cool centipedes under a fallen log.
The ladies found some interesting beetles.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer is almost over!

Hopefully all of my students past and future and keeping their minds active this summer! I sure have. Below are some pictures from Michigan Tech's Forestry for Teachers class and the Discovery Cruise for teachers on Lake Erie.
Welcome to BJHS to Mrs. S. who attended the Discovery Cruise with me. We did water testing, plant and aquatic animal research. Very cool!
Pictures from Forestry for Teachers. See everyone in a few weeks!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chalk Poetry

As a culmination to our Poetry Unit, we did Sidewalk Poetry today. Here is some of our work!


Here are some great pictures from our 2014 Carnival!