Fabulous February Has Arrived!

Happy February!  I'm sure Miss G. ~ the Massachusetts State Groundhog ~ saw her shadow yesterday which means 6 more weeks of winter.  Of course, spring doesn't really arrive here until the end of May ~ if we're lucky!  

Today I'm linking up with Anna Nuttall's New Bloggers Link-Up
and Andrea, Erika and  Narci for Friday Favorites!


Which elephant ears would work best?

Last week we watched a video about how elephants use their ears to cool their bodies.  After that, the kids were divided into groups of two.  One student received a "sticky note" elephant ear while the other received an "index card" elephant ear.  I placed a drop of water on one student's hand while the other acted as the flapping elephant ear:

After much flapping and fun, the students determined that the index card elephant ear was more effective because it is stiffer and thicker.

Civil Rights = All People Are Equal!

We've been looking up a lot of words in the dictionary.  We made a glossary for a non-fiction book about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (we probably will only get to the glossary of this non-fiction book).  One of the words was civil rights, and I love how each student's glossary reflected their understanding:

The Loft Has Some Super Sweaters!

I've been looking for a polar bear sweater but couldn't find one.  Luckily, I found this sweater online from The Loft:

Click here  or on the picture to check out this adorable polar bear sweater!

In addition, I've been looking for a plaid sweater so I ordered this pretty pink one as well.
Click here or on the picture to read more!

Thanks for checking in today!  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Have a wonderful week!

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