Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Field Trip!

Today we went on a field trip! It was very fun! We got to tour the George Bush Childhood home. What a neat place to visit. It was fun to imagine life in the 50's. Its amazing how much our world has changed since then. It was also pretty awesome to stand in the very house that two presidents lived.

I think my favorite part of the trip was the bus ride! The kids sang from the time we left the school all the way to our destination. We have enough songs to last us a 15 minute bus ride! The bus made us all sound wonderful! The bus driver told me that she had the most fun driving us around and thought that we were a very fun class! I was a proud teacher!
I sure do love my days with these kids!
Mrs. M

Monday, March 1, 2010

food chains and new vocabulary

Today we discussed food chains. All food chains can be traced all the way back to the sun. Tonight, trace your meal all the way back to the sun and use your science vocabulary!

Week twenty-five Vocabulary

March 1-5, 2010

Your spelling and vocabulary test will be on Friday, March 5, 2010 . You will be responsible for knowing how to spell each word correctly and the definition for each word.

1. Food chain- the path of food energy from one organism to another in an ecosystem.

2. Food Web- overlapping food chains with different pathways for the flow of food energy in an ecosystem.

3. Producer- an organism that makes its own food.

4. Consumer- an organism that gets energy by eating other organisms.

5. Decomposer- an organism that gets energy by feeding on dead materials and wastes.

6. Predator- an animal that hunts, catches, and eats another animal.

7. Prey- an animal that is hunted, caught, and eaten by another animal.

8. Herbivore- an animal that eats only plants or plant products.

9. Carnivore- an animal that eats another animal.

10. Omnivore- an animal that eats both plants and animals

What a fantastic day!
Mrs. M