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September 2017 - Posts
Day 23 

On September 25,2017 we talked about producers, consumers, prey, predators, host, and parasite. In our journals we made pockets for them and put examples in each pocket. We also wrote the terms down for each and gave more examples for each of the terms.
Posted by medillon  On Sep 29, 2017 at 12:06 PM
Day 22 
On September 21st, 2017, we made notes about "true leaves". 
Posted by medillon  On Sep 22, 2017 at 11:44 AM
Day 21 

On September 20th, 2017, we went on a nature walk. We loaded on the bus and went to our cross country course. On the way there, students were given a clipboard and a piece of paper. They were told to make a list of the herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, producers, and decomposers they saw. Students were told to walk slowly, pay close attention, and to be quiet. This way, they didn't miss a thing. 
Posted by medillon  On Sep 22, 2017 at 11:41 AM
Day 20 
On September 19th, 2017, we continued to work on our slides. We were given a list of requirements to go by:
  • transitions
  • images 
  • animations
  • intro slide
  • 5 filler slides (the ones with the info)
  • conclusion slide

The students worked quietly and diligently. And a few got halfway done. 

Posted by medillon  On Sep 22, 2017 at 11:17 AM
Day 19 
On September 18th, 2017, we pulled weeds from our flower beds, watered our plants, and got introduced to our slideshow project that is due Friday. The project is over "what makes plants profitable". The students were given a video to watch and take notes on for their slideshow.
Posted by medillon  On Sep 22, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Day 18 

On September 14th, 2017, we identified trees by their leaves. We went online to a dichotomous key for native trees of Texas. Students used this key to find the scientific names of trees around their homes and communities. 
Posted by medillon  On Sep 15, 2017 at 1:40 PM
Day 17 

On September 13th, 2017 we got with our groups and presented our slides to the rest of the the class. After we finished presenting our slides, we went outside to water and check up on our plants. We saw new growth in our cilantro, and our radishes are soon gonna need thinning!   
Posted by medillon  On Sep 15, 2017 at 1:32 PM
Day 16 

On September 12th, 2017 we finished putting in the last details of our slides, and the groups went over everyone's slide and turned them in to the teacher. After we turned in our slides everyone went to check up on their plants. All of our cucumbers have sprouted, and our vertical garden is thriving.
Posted by medillon  On Sep 15, 2017 at 1:19 PM
Day 15 

On September 11th, 2017 we started working on slides about poisons plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. In the slides we talked about the plants, the symptoms that occur if you touch these plants, and how to treat these symptoms. In each group there were 8 people each person was given a slide about one of the topics and had to look it up and create a slide about their topics. We were told to be able to present our slides as a group by Wednesday. We also watered and checked on our plants.

Posted by medillon  On Sep 15, 2017 at 12:02 PM
Day 4 



On May 18, 2017, we learned a lesson which consisted of a group of five students cutting out a six foot paper water droplet to explain how the water cycle works together. First, the students chose a team leader and then the teachers explained the instructions and the strategies for the activity. The goal of the activity was for the four students to stand on the water droplet without touching the concrete. The students had to completely flip over the water droplet while standing on it. After the water droplet was flipped over, the students had to identify the words on the back: percolation, condensation, transpiration, and precipitation. The activity represented many things such as: working together as a team, the way the water cycle works together, and the art of communication. Also, we worked on the compost bin for the greenhouse.

Posted by medillon  On Sep 12, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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