2012-2013
“Learning Today-Leading Tomorrow”  Banks Elementary will prepare all   students for success in a global  society utilizing...
Carpool Information• Drop off begins at 7:40  a.m. and ends at 8:05 a.m.• Anyone picking up a  student is required to  hav...
Title I Information• Banks Elementary is a Title I school• Federal Funding Supports  – Three teaching positions and one Ta...
How are Parents involved through             Title I• Parent, Student, Staff compacts are signed  yearly• Parents are pres...
Dates to Remember• December 3-7 – Holiday Shoppe for Kids  PTA• December 4 – Progress Reports• December 19 – Early Out• De...
Birdsby Ms. Edwards’ 4thgrade class                2012
Peacock                                          By Anna R.•   The adaptations of a peacock include their bright feathers ...
Snowy Owl           Ashton W.  •    The snow owl’s lifespan is       28 years.  •    Their weight is 40-70       ounces an...
•They can be found in southern Europe, Asia, Africa, and                       the Middle East.                       • Th...
•   The Martial Eagle’s    special adaptation is    he uses his                              Martial Eagle    outstretched...
Grey Crowned Crane                                       by Brycon H.                         •The Gray Crowned Crane can ...
Red Billed Streamer Tail                                                By: Cody G.•The weight of the Red Billed Streamer ...
Steppe Eagle                                       By Colby T.           Birds. Amber Books Ltd.2009  www.wikipedia.org.st...
White-Tailed Eagle               By Demetris•   A male’s weight is 4.3 kg    (9.5 lb).•   A female’s weight is 5.5 kg    (...
Bald Eagle             By Dylan S.  • The Bald Eagle weighs about 9 lbs for the    male and 13 lbs for the female.  • The ...
Willow Tit                                                                    By: Grayson S.•The Willow Tits are widesprea...
Hawaiian Goose        By: Hannah•The Hawaiian Goose is up to aman’s knees.•It is about 22.0-27.6 tall.•It weighs up to 1.4...
Emperor Penguins             •      Emperor                                        Penguins•    Emperor Penguins          ...
The Silver Gull           www.wikipedia.org/                By JP W.The Silver Gulls can live up to 5 years. Theylay only ...
Common Canary                                               •Their life•The Common                                    span...
Hen Harrier   By Madelyn S.• The Hen Harrier lives in Europe , Asia and North America.• A Hen Harrier is a bird that only ...
Golden Fronted Leaf Bird•   The Golden Fronted leaf Bird has a slender tail.•   It has wings that blend in with big canopy...
The Blue Flycatcher•   Its weight is 15-18 grams.•   His length is 13 centimeters or 5.1 inches.•   The wingspan is 20-25 ...
•   Its weight is about [13.2-28.6lb.].By. Shane S.                          •   Its length is about [37.4-43.3 in.].     ...
• The Zebra Finch is located in  Timor, the Lesser Sunda  Islands in Australia, and Cape  York Peninsula.• Its bill is bul...
Harlequin Duck                                                         Sydney S.•They are found in coastal areasalong the ...
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird•   The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has long , straight bills    to get deep in nectar .•   Also. t...
Northern                     •It has a typical diet of insects, spiders,                                      earthworms, ...
•The Bateleur Eagle’s chick’s can’t leave       Bateleur Eagle                        until a hundred days .              ...
Northern Pintail                     Trey K.•   The Northern Pintails are long, slender ducks with long, narrow    wings. ...
The Blacksmith Lapwing              Vraj S.        Birds. Amber books Ltd. 2009             www.Wikipedia.org• The Blacksm...
AntsThe ant lives under ground to be safe from itsenemy. Ants are very small. The ones that arered are called fire ants. Y...
Ava Anna They aretrying tohide fromtheir enemyand makesure all theants aresafe and inthe hole.
Let’s Go Camping!Henry and Mudge went camping. They saw deer,raccoons and bears. Then they went on a hike. An hourlater, t...
Camping S’more Camping S’more Camping S’more Camping S’more Camping                                           Carley-Grace...
This is how you make a s’more, first get two graham crackers,some chocolate and some marshmallows. Then, take one ofthe gr...
The Life Cycle of a PumpkinA pumpkin is a fruit. They can be orange, white, yellow, or red. A tiny plant is curledin each ...
Mike’s Farm Field TripWe watched the magic show. We road on the Haunted Hay Ride! We learned howto make apple cider. We dr...
We carved three pumpkins in the class room. At Mike’s farm everybody picked apumpkin. We counted the seeds. We waited thre...
Weather WatchingIn the spring the weather starts to get warmer.                                     Morgan and Maribel
In the summer we have thelonger hours of day light.Summer is a great time forswimming. The weather ishot.
In fall the days grow shorter. The leaveschange colors.
In winter we have the fewest hours of day time.
A Walk in the DesertPlants of the desertThe prickly pear fruit can be found in the desert.The cactus fruit has red fruit. ...
A woodpecker pecks on a cactus. A tiny fennec fox is little  and has big ears. A jack rabbit jumps very high. A rattle  sn...
Fun FactsA spider knows how to make threadcalled silk. It is strong. Spiders catchfood in their webs. They eat bugs.      ...
Their webs are very stretchy. Scientist useideas from spider webs to make flexiblebuildings. SETH AND JOSUE
SETH AND JOSUEButterflies are insects withdifferent colors wings. Somebutterflies migrate. Butterflies eatpollen. Butterfl...
The Robot teacher’s face looks like aT.V. They have no arms and no legs.They roll on wheels. The robot teacheris a machine...
LandformsA hill is smaller than a mountain. A mountain range isbigger than a mountain. A plain is flat like a desk. Acompa...
An island is surrounded by water. A river is curly likehair. A lake has many kinds of sea creatures.An ocean is the larges...
A island is surrounded by water.
A river is curly like hair.
A lake have see creatures
A hill is little than a mountain.
Second Grade Math!Adding three numbers helps us add and subtract. We alsolearned about LOTS of story problems.            ...
Partner housesPartner houses help us seefact families.                      Tanner and                      Braden
Math Mountainshelp us add.                 Tanner and                 Braden
Counting on Counting on is a strategy to help us use our hands to count on.              5+2=7                      tanner...
Exploring Space and AstronautsAn astronaut is a person who goes into space. Aspace shuttle can also be a space ship. Eilee...
Exploring Space and AstronautsEileen Collins was the first woman to be a leader of aspace shuttle trip. Astronauts exercis...
Asteroids sometimes hit astronauts space ships.                                             Tori and Raven
Rocket ships go into space. Rocket ships leavesmoke when they blast off!!!                                    Raven and Tori
Tori and RavenThis is our solar system.
This is the Earth.                     Tori and Raven
This is how we get electricity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Were so excited about space!!!
Christopher ColumbusHe wanted to find a shortcut to Asia. He had three boats thePinta, Nina and the Santa Maria. He sailed...
Trey and        Christopher Columbus            LaciHe was 41 when he sailed the oceanblues. He begged to find San Salvado...
Trey and Laci
San SalvadorMany towns have parades , marchingbands and floats. Learning aboutChristopher Columbus is fun.
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  1. 1. 2012-2013
  2. 2. “Learning Today-Leading Tomorrow” Banks Elementary will prepare all students for success in a global society utilizing 21st Century Skills, high expectations, engaginginstruction, and advanced technology.
  3. 3. Carpool Information• Drop off begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 8:05 a.m.• Anyone picking up a student is required to have a blue or yellow tag.
  4. 4. Title I Information• Banks Elementary is a Title I school• Federal Funding Supports – Three teaching positions and one Ta position – Technology – Instructional supplies – Parent involvement To Learn More About Title I, contact Mrs. Faulkner at 252-527-9470.
  5. 5. How are Parents involved through Title I• Parent, Student, Staff compacts are signed yearly• Parents are presented with the Title I Parental Involvement Policy• Regular communication through notes, agendas and connect-ed messages• Title I meetings• Popcorn for Parents
  6. 6. Dates to Remember• December 3-7 – Holiday Shoppe for Kids PTA• December 4 – Progress Reports• December 19 – Early Out• December 20 – January 1 – Holiday• January 2 – School resumes
  7. 7. Birdsby Ms. Edwards’ 4thgrade class 2012
  8. 8. Peacock By Anna R.• The adaptations of a peacock include their bright feathers to impress females.• They also have eyes on the sides of their heads to easily spot predators.• A peacock’s short beak helps him easily chew seeds and grains.• Some interesting facts about the peacock include that the female peacocks aren’t called peacocks. They are called peahens.• Also their lifespan in the wild is up to 20 years. In captivity, they live up to 30 years.• Peacocks are also considered turkeys. They are the largest members in the turkey family.• The weight of a peacock is 8.75 to 13 lbs.• The height of a peacock’s body is 35 to 50 inches. Their tails are 5 ft long and their wingspans are 1.4 to 1.6 meters long.www.wikipedia .org peacockBirds. Amber books Ltd. 2009.
  9. 9. Snowy Owl Ashton W. • The snow owl’s lifespan is 28 years. • Their weight is 40-70 ounces and length is 20- 27 inches. Their wingspan is 4.5-5.5 feet. • Their special adaptation is that they have sharp talons. • It eats ptarmigans. • It lays 7-9 eggs. • The male is white. • The female is like a zebra. • They swallow their prey hole. • They are found in northern Scandinavia, northern Russia, and northern Canada Birds.Birds Amber Books Ltd. 2009.www.wikipedia.org Snowy Owl
  10. 10. •They can be found in southern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. • Their special adaptation is their brain. They are smart enough to put pebbles in their mouth to drop on eggs to eat. • The Egyptian Vulture’s height is about to a man’s knee.Egyptian Vulture • Its wingspan is 5 to 6 feet. • It mostly eats eggs and carrion (rotting flesh).By: Beecham H. • It can live up to 37 years. • The incubation period is about {42}Birds. Amber Books Ltd. 2009 days.www.wikpedia.org Egyptian vulture • The number of broods is 1 a year.
  11. 11. • The Martial Eagle’s special adaptation is he uses his Martial Eagle outstretched sharp talons to hold down his prey and kill his prey.• The eagles are 30.7- 33.8 inches. They weigh about 14.3 lb.• They live in Sub- Saharan Africa, especially Zimbabwe, and South Africa.• They can live up to 16 years.• A bird’s leg has enough power to break a man’s arm!• They can kill a prey that can weigh up to 44 pounds.• While the female sits on the egg, she feeds off the leaves of the Birds. Amber books ltd. nest. 2009. Wikipedia.org.• When the egg hatches, Martial eagle. the male brings food for 50 days, then it’s the female’s turn. Bryan D.
  12. 12. Grey Crowned Crane by Brycon H. •The Gray Crowned Crane can weigh about 8 pounds. It can grow as high as 5.2 feet. A grown man is only a few inches taller. •It is located all around west Africa. •They have an elongated hind toe that gives them extra security for unwanted predators. •The Gray Crowned crane can dance to communicate. •Its wing span can be as large as its whole body! •If you look closely, the Grey Crowned Crane has a red sac on its neck. •The crane’s legs bend backward from human’s legs.Birds .Amber books ltd2009 Grey Crowned •The life span of a Black CrownedCraned, clip art Crane can be up to 22 years.
  13. 13. Red Billed Streamer Tail By: Cody G.•The weight of the Red Billed Streamer Tail is 5.2 g.•The length of this bird is 22-30 in., including his tail which is 8.7-11.8 in.•They are only found in Jamaica.• They lay eggs during October-March.•Their incubation period is around 14-21 days.•The fledgling period is around 14-21 days.•The number of eggs is 2.•The number of broods are up to 3 times a year.•Their call is a loud metallic ting, ting, ting.•The tropical diet is nectar.•They do not migrate.•It was once believed that the tail made the humming sound .•The bill is coral with a black tip. It grows 2.5 cm.•Only males have the streamer tails.•The special adaptations are in common with all humming birds. TheRed-Billed Streamer Tail needs a calorie rich diet. The nectar is high insugar and provides this. To reach the nectar, this bird has an elongated billand a specially adapted extendable tongue allowing it to access the nectar.•Birds. Amber books Ltd. 2009.•www.wikipedia.org/ Red – streamer tail
  14. 14. Steppe Eagle By Colby T. Birds. Amber Books Ltd.2009 www.wikipedia.org.steppeeagle.http://Their habitat is the Russian steppes, and that is how they got their name.Special adaptationsThe Steppe Eagles can take advantage of a wide range of environments.Vital Statistics•The length is 62-74 cm (24.4-29.1 in).•The wing span is 1.6-1.9 m (5.2-6.2 ft).•Their sexual maturity is at least 1 year.•The number of eggs is 1-3 eggs per year.•The incubation period is 45 days.•The fledgling period is 55-56 days.•The number of broods is 1 a year.•Their typical diet is birds, mammals, insects, and carrion•The life span is up to 41 years in captivity.•The Steppe Eagles have remarkable eyesight. It is believed that they can spot agrasshopper from the air at 100m (328 ft) away.The eagle’s wings are tipped with fingerlike primary feathers. These are splayedto reduce friction and give more control in the air. Steppe Eagles are anadaptable and successful species.
  15. 15. White-Tailed Eagle By Demetris• A male’s weight is 4.3 kg (9.5 lb).• A female’s weight is 5.5 kg (12 lb).• Their length is 76-92 cm.30-36.2 in.• Their wingspan is 1.9-2.4 m (6.2-8 ft).• Their lifespan is up to 28 years.• Their prey is fish, birds, and small mammals.• Their incubation period is 38 days.• Their fledging period is 70- 75 days.• They mate every 4-5 years.• The number of eggs the female lay is 1. Birds . Amber Books td .• Their special adaptation is their raucous call. 2009 .www.wibkipedia. Org White-tailed Eagle
  16. 16. Bald Eagle By Dylan S. • The Bald Eagle weighs about 9 lbs for the male and 13 lbs for the female. • The length is around 28-38 in. • The wingspan is about 5.6 to 8 ft. • The number of eggs a year is 1-3. • The diet is fish, small mammals, birds and Carrion. • The life span is 50 years.mberBooksLtd.2009. • Its special adaptations are sharp claws to rip flesh and to grab on to their prey.
  17. 17. Willow Tit By: Grayson S.•The Willow Tits are widespread throughout sub-artic Europe and Northern Asia.•The Willow Tit weighs 12g ( 0.4oz).•The length of the Willow Tit is 12cm ( 4.7in).•Its wing span is 19cm ( 7.5in).•The Willow Tit has 6 to 8 eggs each year.•Its diet is Intebrates in the Summer and seeds and berries in the Winter. Sources: Birds. Amber Books Ltd. 2009 • The Willow Tit’s lifespan is up to 10 years. • They make their nest out of soft decaying tree stumps, which are much easier to excavate. • The special adaptations are their short bills which are used to peck insects or seeds on the ground , but are equally useful at probing bark for insect larvae. • The Willow Tit is half the size of a human’s hand.
  18. 18. Hawaiian Goose By: Hannah•The Hawaiian Goose is up to aman’s knees.•It is about 22.0-27.6 tall.•It weighs up to 1.4-2.5kg.•Their wingspan is 41.3-53.1inches.•Their life span is up to 30years.•They have a diet that isgrasses, leaves, fruit, berries,insects, and spiders.•You will only find them inHawaii and the Maui islands.•My bird lays 1-3 eggs a year.• The goose has adaptations which are reduced webbing to walk on old volcanoes and lava plains. www.wikipedia.org and Birds. Amber books LTD. 2009.
  19. 19. Emperor Penguins • Emperor Penguins• Emperor Penguins provide live in the coldest insulation to continents like keep warm. Antarctica. • Their feet are• Their special used to keep adaptation is that their baby they are clumsy on warm. land but can swim • Their layers of very well thanks to coat help keep their paddled shape them warm. feet. • They live from• Emperor Penguins’ 23 years-27 predators are Sea years. Lions. • The number of• They are about 48 eggs is 1. inches feet tall. The Birds.AmberBooksLtd.2009. weight is about {48.0- 81.6} By Jamir JG ounces.
  20. 20. The Silver Gull www.wikipedia.org/ By JP W.The Silver Gulls can live up to 5 years. Theylay only five eggs. Only one or two eggs willhatch. They eat small insects, carrion,berries and small squid. It takes themtwenty-two to twenty-seven days to developand hatch. They live in New Zealand,Australia and New Caledonia. They weigh13.2-55.0g. The length is 15.7-17.7 in. Thesize is 35.8 in.
  21. 21. Common Canary •Their life•The Common span is up toCanaries special 15 years. By; Mackenzie Wadaptation is their • Their wingstraits. are short and•The Common edged forCanaries traits flying throughoccur as selective tight spaces.breeding. • Common• Their weight is Canaries are15 to 20 grams. one of theTheyre so light! earliest song• Their length is birds.12.5 centimeters • These birds(5 inches). are named after the Canary Islands. Birds Amber Books Ltd 2009 WWW.wikipedia.org Common Canary
  22. 22. Hen Harrier By Madelyn S.• The Hen Harrier lives in Europe , Asia and North America.• A Hen Harrier is a bird that only eats mammals.• Hen Harriers live in open habitats, such as vegetation or farm land.• Baby Hen Harriers are often killed while they are in their nest.• Most adult Hen Harriers can live up to eight years.• Hen Harriers who live in Europe and Asia migrate to a warmer climate during the winter.• Their predators are raccoons, skunks, badgers, and owls.• They also eat frogs, insects, rabbits, and ducks.• Their weight is 290- 400 g. for the males and females weigh 390-750 g.• Their length is 16-20 inches. Birds . Amber Books ltd 2009 hen harrier www. Wikipedia. org
  23. 23. Golden Fronted Leaf Bird• The Golden Fronted leaf Bird has a slender tail.• It has wings that blend in with big canopy leaves.• It lives in Sri Lanka , Burma , India , and Thailand.• At Sri Lanka, science shows that scientists are not sure if this bird is a part of this species.• Their thick feathers help them when birds grab onto them. The feathers pull out easily.• The life span of my bird is unknown.• Its diet is fruit, nectar, and insects.• It weighs 40 to 70 oz.• It’s 18 – 20 cm .• They lay 2-3 eggs per year. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Golden-fronted_Leafbird_(Chloropsis_aurifrons)_at_Jayanti,_Duars,_West_Benga_W2_Picture_305.jpg Birds : Amber Books Ltd. 2009
  24. 24. The Blue Flycatcher• Its weight is 15-18 grams.• His length is 13 centimeters or 5.1 inches.• The wingspan is 20-25 centimeters or 8-10 inches.• The height is that he is smaller than a person’s hand.• The female Blue Flycatcher lays 1-2eggs each time.• The bird’s special adaptation is he uses his tail and eats the insects that are in the tree’s bark.My sources are Birds book by: Per Christiansenhttp://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/grzimek_birds/Monarchidae/Elminia_longicauda_male.jpg/view.html By: Paytyn
  25. 25. • Its weight is about [13.2-28.6lb.].By. Shane S. • Its length is about [37.4-43.3 in.]. • Its wing span is about [7.5-8.7 ft.]. • Its incubation period is about 151-53 days. • It has one brood a year. • This bird’s typical diet is large carrion such as goats and sheep. A Special Adaptation When the Griffon Vulture soars in the sky its amazing eye sight helps it find dead animals to feed on. Cool Fact The Griffon Vulture is found in isolated pockets Griffon through parts of Southern Europe, Southern Asia, and Northern Africa but has been Vulture exterminated from most of its other ranges. Birds. Amber books Ltd. 2009 www.wikipedai.org.Griffon Vulture
  26. 26. • The Zebra Finch is located in Timor, the Lesser Sunda Islands in Australia, and Cape York Peninsula.• Its bill is bulky and bright so Zebra Finch By: Shelby L. it can be identified.• The bird got its name from the zebra print pattern on its neck, tail, and end.• The Zebra finch’s special adaptation is not having to find a different mate but keeping the same one until it dies. This helps the species of bird because they are reproducing the same kind of bird without any changing.• You can tell the difference between males and females because the males sing a lot, but the females do not sing as much. The males especially sing during Mating Season so they can find a mate and reproduce with her.• With the Zebra Finch’s plump body and its seed cracking beak, it is the most finch-like bird there is.• It is about the size of a The life span is about woman’s hand 5 years.• The males have rusty brown cheeks and the females have bright red ones.Sources:Birds: Amber Books Ltd. 2009www.Wikipedia.org/ZebraFinch
  27. 27. Harlequin Duck Sydney S.•They are found in coastal areasalong the eastern side of Russia,southern coast of Greenland, andIceland.• They are a little bigger than awomans hand.• Their adaptation is their colorfulbody patterns which helps it blendinto their surroundings. •Another interesting fact• One interesting fact is the male is is their bodymore colorful than female. provides protection in Birds Amber books Ltd.2009. • Their wingspan is 57- the cold rivers. http://www.polar.ca/organisms 75 centimenters. /bids/ marine/ ducks/ harlequin .htm • Their diet is snails, • Their number of eggs http://nationalzoosiedu/scbi/migrat aquatic insect ory bids/featured bids/default.cfm? is 4-10. larvae, and bird =harlequin duck. crayfish.
  28. 28. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird• The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has long , straight bills to get deep in nectar .• Also. they can beet their wings 80 times per second.• The Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are 7-9 cm long.• The males have red necks and females have white necks.• They weigh 2-7 grams.• The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is found in the eastern part of the USA.• The special adaptation of this bird is shoulder joint. Taylor P. Birds . Amber books ltd. 2009.
  29. 29. Northern •It has a typical diet of insects, spiders, earthworms, snails, and grubs. Lapwing •The life span is up to 17 years. •The special adaptation is the tall By Thomas H. narrow head crest can be a defense against predators.•The length of the • Their habitat is in a pasture, the wetLapwing is 28-31 meadows, or on migration estuaries.centimeters. That is11.0-12.2 inches.• The Lapwings’ wingspan is 45-58centimeters and 17.7-22.8 inches.• The numbers of eggsit lays a year is 4. Thenumber of broods ayear is 1. •Birds. Amelia books ldt. 2009 . www.wikipedia.Org. Peacock http:// twootz / bird / Lapwing.
  30. 30. •The Bateleur Eagle’s chick’s can’t leave Bateleur Eagle until a hundred days . •Their diet is snakes, reptiles, mammals, insects and carrion. •The Bateleur Eagle’s height is up to a man’s knees. • My bird lives up to 23 years.• The Bateleur Eagle needs its secondary feathersto help lift itself in the air.• Their long fingers help them control their glide forhours.•This bird lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Birds. Amber books Ltd. 2009•They are 51 to 61 cm. 22 to 24 in. en.• This eagle is named after French tightrope Wikipedia.org/wiki/Bateleurwalkers. By Trevor s.
  31. 31. Northern Pintail Trey K.• The Northern Pintails are long, slender ducks with long, narrow wings. This earns them the nickname Greyhound of the Air.• The Pintails are very fast fliers, holding their wings at a swept – back angle in the air, rather than straight out. Birds. Amber Books Ltd. 2009. http://www.ducks.org/hunting/waterfowl-id/northern-pintail.• The female has a special adaptation of shorter tails and mottled, light brown plumage. The females will lay down in their nests and straighten out their bodies. They do this to protect the eggs from predators.• The female Pintails look very similar to many other species of female waterfowl. The female Pintails are drab in color for safety. It is the female`s job to incubate the eggs, so it is important that females are well camouflaged.• A male Pintail`s weight is 900g , and a female`s weight is 700g.• Lakes, rivers and wetlands are perfect habitats for Pintails.
  32. 32. The Blacksmith Lapwing Vraj S. Birds. Amber books Ltd. 2009 www.Wikipedia.org• The Blacksmith Lapwing is found in Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Angola.• The length is 28-31 cm ( 11.0- 12.2 in.). • The size is twice as big as a hand.• The special adaptation is it • The head, throat, breast, and most of can react to the presence of the wings are black. other lapwings within its • The typical diet is snails, water, insects, territory with aggression. crayfish, and small mussels.• The Blacksmith Lapwing lives • The forehead back of the neck and up to 20 years. belly are white.• The weight is 125-225 grams • The bill is used to crack shells of snails (4.4-8 oz.). and small shellfish. • When the Blacksmith Lapwing swoops down, its alarm sounds like a hammer hitting an anvil.
  33. 33. AntsThe ant lives under ground to be safe from itsenemy. Ants are very small. The ones that arered are called fire ants. You need to stay awayfrom them. The leader of the colony is thequeen ant. There are also black ants. Ants cancarry big pieces of food on their backs.Ants make their homes out of sand. The queenant makes the ants do the work but she doesnot. Ava and Anna
  34. 34. Ava Anna They aretrying tohide fromtheir enemyand makesure all theants aresafe and inthe hole.
  35. 35. Let’s Go Camping!Henry and Mudge went camping. They saw deer,raccoons and bears. Then they went on a hike. An hourlater, they found a good camping spot. We had a bigtent in our classroom. We love camping! Carley-Grace and Claire
  36. 36. Camping S’more Camping S’more Camping S’more Camping S’more Camping Carley-Grace and Claire
  37. 37. This is how you make a s’more, first get two graham crackers,some chocolate and some marshmallows. Then, take one ofthe graham cracker and lay it down. Then, put chocolate onthe graham cracker. After, put a marshmallow on thechocolate. Last, put the other piece of graham cracker on themarshmallow. That is how you make a s’more. Carley-Grace and Claire
  38. 38. The Life Cycle of a PumpkinA pumpkin is a fruit. They can be orange, white, yellow, or red. A tiny plant is curledin each seed. They are jagged and prickly . Tiny leave push up into the sunlight. Thevine twists and creeps along the ground. The pumpkin vine blooms with manyyellow flower. Hunter and Weston
  39. 39. Mike’s Farm Field TripWe watched the magic show. We road on the Haunted Hay Ride! We learned howto make apple cider. We drank apple cider. We fed the animals. Hunter and Weston
  40. 40. We carved three pumpkins in the class room. At Mike’s farm everybody picked apumpkin. We counted the seeds. We waited three pumpkins in the class room. Mrs.Granny May told us that back in the old days nothing was the same as now. Hunter and weston
  41. 41. Weather WatchingIn the spring the weather starts to get warmer. Morgan and Maribel
  42. 42. In the summer we have thelonger hours of day light.Summer is a great time forswimming. The weather ishot.
  43. 43. In fall the days grow shorter. The leaveschange colors.
  44. 44. In winter we have the fewest hours of day time.
  45. 45. A Walk in the DesertPlants of the desertThe prickly pear fruit can be found in the desert.The cactus fruit has red fruit. The saguarocactus grows white flowers. A prickly pear fruitIs sweet and juicy. The hedgehog cactus haspink flowers on it. The teddy bear cactus lookslike it has spikes. Sanaa and Julia
  46. 46. A woodpecker pecks on a cactus. A tiny fennec fox is little and has big ears. A jack rabbit jumps very high. A rattle snake is dangerous. A kangaroo rat is fat and has a long tail. A tiny kit fox can hear well. Animals of the desert http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-Sanaa and Julia bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/mammalia/carnivora/fennec-fox.htm
  47. 47. Fun FactsA spider knows how to make threadcalled silk. It is strong. Spiders catchfood in their webs. They eat bugs. Seth and Josue
  48. 48. Their webs are very stretchy. Scientist useideas from spider webs to make flexiblebuildings. SETH AND JOSUE
  49. 49. SETH AND JOSUEButterflies are insects withdifferent colors wings. Somebutterflies migrate. Butterflies eatpollen. Butterflies can bepoisonous.
  50. 50. The Robot teacher’s face looks like aT.V. They have no arms and no legs.They roll on wheels. The robot teacheris a machine.Seth and Josue
  51. 51. LandformsA hill is smaller than a mountain. A mountain range isbigger than a mountain. A plain is flat like a desk. Acompass rose tell you ware to go and east, west,south, north. Shamoni and Preonna
  52. 52. An island is surrounded by water. A river is curly likehair. A lake has many kinds of sea creatures.An ocean is the largest kind of water onthe earth.
  53. 53. A island is surrounded by water.
  54. 54. A river is curly like hair.
  55. 55. A lake have see creatures
  56. 56. A hill is little than a mountain.
  57. 57. Second Grade Math!Adding three numbers helps us add and subtract. We alsolearned about LOTS of story problems. Tanner had 2 drinks and Braden has 2 drinks. How many do they have in all? 2+2=4 Tanner and Braden
  58. 58. Partner housesPartner houses help us seefact families. Tanner and Braden
  59. 59. Math Mountainshelp us add. Tanner and Braden
  60. 60. Counting on Counting on is a strategy to help us use our hands to count on. 5+2=7 tanner and Braden
  61. 61. Exploring Space and AstronautsAn astronaut is a person who goes into space. Aspace shuttle can also be a space ship. EileenCollins was a famous astronaut. Toilets have atype of seat belt and sleeping bags are tied towalls! Astronauts do experiments. A spaceshuttle is a giant tool box! They took an x-ray toouter space. There is zero gravity in space butthere is a little bit on the moon. Inside theshuttle astronauts are on their way to learnmore about space. Tori and Raven
  62. 62. Exploring Space and AstronautsEileen Collins was the first woman to be a leader of aspace shuttle trip. Astronauts exercise to stay strong.Five, Four, Three, Two, One, BLAST OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tori and Raven
  63. 63. Asteroids sometimes hit astronauts space ships. Tori and Raven
  64. 64. Rocket ships go into space. Rocket ships leavesmoke when they blast off!!! Raven and Tori
  65. 65. Tori and RavenThis is our solar system.
  66. 66. This is the Earth. Tori and Raven
  67. 67. This is how we get electricity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  68. 68. Were so excited about space!!!
  69. 69. Christopher ColumbusHe wanted to find a shortcut to Asia. He had three boats thePinta, Nina and the Santa Maria. He sailed the ocean bluesin 1492. He planned to find gold, spices and silk. It tookhim 37 days cross the Atlantic Ocean. He actually foundpineapples, canoes and hammocks. The Santa Maria has 5sails. He thought the world was small. He landed on anisland that he named San Salvador. The very first Columbusday was celebrated in 1792. He was born in Italy. Trey and Laci
  70. 70. Trey and Christopher Columbus LaciHe was 41 when he sailed the oceanblues. He begged to find San Salvadoragain.
  71. 71. Trey and Laci
  72. 72. San SalvadorMany towns have parades , marchingbands and floats. Learning aboutChristopher Columbus is fun.

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