Saturday, March 11, 2017

Weird and fun!

We had so much fun in reptiles today! We began the class by watching a few clips from the new Planet Earth II. The Aquatic Iguanas and the snakes were SO exciting!

We also learned about some of the weird reptiles and Amphibians in the world, like the Mexican Mole Lizard and the Glass Frog.

We spent the rest of class creating our own reptile of amphibian. The things the kids came up with were AMAZING!!!!  Their animals had the most incredible powers, like never being able to die or be seen, but if they were seen then they would die. Also sticking out their 90 ft. tongue in 1 second and hypnotizing boys so that they will like them. What beautiful imaginations these kids have.

They are all very excited for Cardboard City next week and we are looking forward to the next group of kids coming in 2 weeks.

Teacher Shannon + Teacher Jamie

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Today we learned about snakes! Eeewwww! Ok, just for me, the kids loved it! We talked about the different characteristics of snakes and saw pictures of the biggest and smallest snakes,  and talked about how they eat. We also discussed how dangerous snakes are and that we should be VERY cafeful around them.

We made paper chain snakes and bead snakes. We rounded out our day with a video of a snake striking and then eating it's prey! I thought maybe the kids would he scared, but they LOVED it!  Next week we will learn all about turtles.  So fun!
Teacher Shannon + Teacher Jamie

Monday, February 6, 2017

Week 2 - FROGS!

This week we learned about frogs. We started out making a Venn diagram showing the differences between frogs and toads (like, did you know that frogs have teeth in their upper jaws and toads don't?). Then we read a silly book that showed us what frogs eat... and what eats them! Finally, we glued together the life cycle of a frog, from spawn to mature frog and back to laying eggs. Next week... snakes... shudder.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Baleen whales

We had fun time talking and watching video about whales, specially baleen whales.
They are most big mammals in the world. Blue whales are the biggest whale in the ocean. Male whales use blowhole to sing beautifully and males called bull and female is called cow. Guess what baby whales called? calf. Baleen whales have 2 blowholes and breath in air just like us but they can hold the air much longer than us. Some whales like Sperm whales can hold air for 90 minutes and other species do around 35minutes. Amazing!!
Baleen whales using baleen to feed themselves mostly eat krill and plankton during summer time about 4-5months and they migrates rest of the year.
We had chance to make our own whale.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sea Otters

Sea Otters are mammals and live close to the shore in the cold Pacific Ocean. The swim through kelp forests and need lots of food and clean water to live. They eat more than 40 different kinds of small animals like clams, crabs,squid, urchins,and others. Sea otters eat their food above the water laying on their  backs and use their stomachs as plates. They use rocks to crack open hard shells.
Sea Otters groom themselves for hours everyday. They scrub their faces and bodies with their paws and also somersault, twist, and turn to washes food scraps off their bodies for their fur to stay clean to be warm. Their fur is thicker than any other animal's. The fur has two layers that outside layer keeps the cold water out and inside layer stays warm and dry.
Baby seat otters are born in the water and they are called pups. Pups are about 2 feet long at birth and mother teaches her pup how to swim, dive, and hunt food. But she does the hunting until the pup is older. A Mother may wrap their pup in kelp to stay in one place while she is away to hunt. Pups starting hunting food around when they are 6 month old and become independent at 1 year old.
Sea otters live in groups called rafts and usually all boys or all girls. Otters in rafts often warp themselves in kelp and may sleep like this side by side.
We watched 3 short videos about how mother otters take care of their pups and using kelp to stay in one place.
We had a chance to make hand otter puppet using paper bag.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Polar bear

We had so much fun watching a video about polar bear. A symbol of the Arctic, polar bears are the world's largest land predator and biggest member of the bear family. With heavy fur, blubber up to four inches thick and black skin that absorbs heat from the sun, polar bears are amazingly well adapted to the Arctic climate. Adult males normally weigh 351 to 546 kilograms (775 to 1,200 pounds). Adult females are much smaller, about 150 to 295 kilograms (330 to 650 pounds). They hunt their main prey there: seals. Polar bears especially like to eat seal blubber. That's because it has a high fat content. They sometimes eat other foods like walruses or beached whales, but seals are their most important food source.

Polar bears mothers usually give birth to twins. Polar bear cubs weigh just over one pound at birth! They are about the size of a stick of butter. They have fine, soft fur. 

Polar bear cubs remain with their mother in the den until they are three or four months old, drinking her rich milk. The cubs snuggle close to mom to stay warm. Pregnant female bears dig snow dens in the fall to give birth—but this is not a true hibernation. They remain in the dens for four to eight months. During that time, they don't eat or drink and must live off their fat reserves.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Hello, everyone.
I just wanted to remind you that we still have many kids whom doesn't have their supplies. Here are the list and please put them in a gallon sized ziploc bag

supplies :  one scissor, crayons, marker, one glue stick, and  a pencil

Thank you