Thursday, December 6, 2012

Owls and Shapes!

Last week our learning was focused around owls.  We used a tree map to organize all of our information.  We learned that owls are nocturnal just like bats.  I was so excited that they remembered that word!  :)  We also learned that owls do not chew their prey, they swallow it whole.  We watched a cool video in Discovery Education that showed an owl eating a mouse whole.  Owls have more than one stomach and their stomachs can't digest their prey's fur, bones, claws, etc.  So the owls regurgitate (another big science word we learned) an owl pellet.  We watched a class on Discovery Education do an owl pellet dissection.  It was really neat!  Each day we added a fact to our Owl Facts book.  I hope your child had a good time sharing their book with you!  They were excited to take them home.  :)  

In math we have been studying 2-dimensional shapes.  We have learned about circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons.  We talked about the different characteristics of each shape, how to draw  them, and compare them.  We did magazine hunts for each shape and added them to our poster.  It was a lot of fun!  Next we will be learning about 3-dimensional shapes and comparing them to 2-dimensional shapes.  

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