We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday by having Wacky Wednesday!
After learning about the rainforest, each group researched an animal that lives there and made a poster. Our 3rd Grade Buddies helped us with some of the research.
Todd from Lime Creek Nature Center came to teach us about pollination. Two kids from our class were chosen to be bees for the presentation. They were pretending their arm was their probascis. They had to get the nectar from the bottom of the flower. The nectar was a Starburst candy at the bottom of the jar. They were surprised at the end when they got pollen on their hands as they tried to get the nectar. (The pollen was the orange powder from the Cheetos!) And that's how bees and other insects transfew pollen from flower to flower as they drink the nectar.
Here we are making umbrellas for our bulletin board to celebrate spring! We blew bubbles with the paint and popped the bubbles on our papers to decorate the umbrellas!
Todd, from Lime Creek Nature Center, came to talk to us about the rainforest. First we were acting like the 4 layers of the rainforest: the emergent layer, the canopy, the understory, and the forest floor. Next we saw some products that are made from things in the rainforest. There are lots of birds in the rainforest. Some of them are: the Hummingbird, the Yellow Rumped Warbler, the Scarlet Tanager, the Baltimore Oriole, the Hawk, and the Great Horned Owl. Bats also live in the rainforest.