We had such a great time on our field trip to Cluwexe. We saw signs of spring everywhere. A huge thank-you to Megan Hanacek for leading and teaching our students all about the forest and to all the parent volunteers who helped out. Maybe we caught glimpses of Dzunukwa on the beach???
Day 21 – As I sat in our quiet classroom after school on Friday I heard a small “cheep” from the incubator, but there were no signs of pips. I am planning to head in Sunday to check on their progress. Unfortunately we weren’t able to set up a livecam to watch the hatching process. This is an example of what you might see.
Most of the mushers have made it over the boarder and into Canada and to top it off a Canadian, Ed Hopkins, is in the lead. If you want to find more information about the different mushers you can find out information HERE
Unfortunately because of the Olympics we won’t be following the Yukon Quest as closely as last year. We will keep track of the mushers during the race. The race began in Fairbanks, Alaska on Saturday, February 3 and the first musher is expected to cross the finish line in Whitehorse, Yukon on Monday, Feb 12.
We did a pumpkin inquiry on Hallowe’en. We wondered what would happen if we planted our pumpkin seeds. Well guess what, they grew! Now we have pumpkin plants growing in our classroom. Ameila and Chelsea documented our pumpkin on Wednesday.
We had a hunch that garbage on the playground was a problem at our school so we went out to find evidence. We discovered that it was indeed a problem! All the Grade 1 & ½ classes collected garbage from difference places on the school property. The evidence was very clear, most of the garbage was kid garbage! Now each of our classes are going to be learning about different aspects of garbage in our environment. We will be learning about the Great Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean. In two weeks we will sharing our learning with the other classes. We are hoping to come to a solution to our garbage problem at Sunset Elementary.