In honor of the new movie and Dr. Seuss' birthday, we started a fun science activity today (since we don't have school on Friday, Dr. Seuss' real birthday). First, I read, The Lorax. I seriously almost tear up every time I read it!
After reading the story, we talked about ways we could make a difference in the world and why the world needs trees, like Truffula Trees. Then, I told my class I had a bag of Truffula Seeds for us to plant! We were all excited!
They each got to place soil and their seed into a small plastic pot. They were lovin' it! Everyone was so careful when placing the soil in their pots and then again when planting their seeds. Sooo cute!
As their “Truffula Trees” grow, we will take weekly measurements of the seedling and graph the mean, median, and mode height of our class’ seedlings. (I'm planning on sending the flowers home in decorated pots for Mother's Day in May!)
As if this day wasn't exciting enough, we had a "Winter Weather Warning" and mini-blizzard beginning right when school began and ending just after lunch recess. LOOOTS of indoor recess for us today. I was proud of my kiddo's semi- attentiveness this afternoon with all the time spent inside today. I *love* snow, however, and couldn't stop looking out the window all day!
But THIS is what it looked like before I left this evening... weather here is CRAAAZY.
- Kelly Anne