Here is a riddle for you: What do guinea pigs, magic and the ocean have in common? They were all themes for E-slots last Friday. Read below to find out more.
Mrs. Hall's 1st grade class: This year the Hoppers are interested in pets. Their favorite pet is our class pet guinea pig, Sebastian. A line forms around his cage throughout the day as Hoppers watch his every move, “ooh” and “ah” over him and ask to pet him. During our e-slot this week this students begged to learn more about our beloved Sebastian.
Did you know that guinea pigs are not pigs at all but rodents? Their teeth never stop growing. When they are born they have a full set of teeth, hair and are ready to run from danger. There were many other interesting facts that we learned about guinea pigs along with how to take care of them as pets.
After laughing as we learned about these silly little companions, we made our own guinea pig habitats, complete with a pom-pom guinea pig of our very own. The students enjoyed using all kinds of materials to create their habitat. While we were constructing the star of the show was Sebastian himself. We feed him carrots, brushed his fur and made a fuss over his cute squatty little body. When it was time to clean up, conversations echoed in the room, "This was the best e-slot ever!"
Ms. Lofaro's 2nd grade class: Today for E-slot, Miss Lofaro's Leapfrogs searched outside for just the right wand. Once each of the Leapfrog Magicians found their wands, they came in to decorate them and make them magical. Next week, they will be making a cape if they would like one for their show and practicing their magic tricks for their Magic Show.
Mrs. Sen's 1st grade class: Our ocean mural is really coming along. We have combined our top interests in science and arts and crafts to make sea creatures of different sizes. This morning we went on an information hunt to find out if our animals live toward the coast or in deep water, if they can be found in the coral reef, and who their predators and prey are. We then used this information to figure out where the animals should go on our mural. We are using glitter for the plankton. As one kid said, "Our mural is great!"