Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Webinar: Polar Bears and Climate Change

Today we experienced our first webinar using Discovery Education Network. It was truly intriguing! We saw live footage from Hudson Bay. One of our questions was answered and the kids were so excited to hear Rummel Creek being referenced!
Q: How do you study a polar bear?
A: We estimate the size that they are. We look at their teeth. We have satellite collars to help us see where they are anytime of the year (especially winter). We watch the cubs. The feet of a polar bear is like snow shoes. the density of the fur helps keep them warm. The Polar bear is the top predator in the Arctic. The mother bear stays with their cubs for a few weeks.
Q: What is a tundra?
A: It is flat, and white.
You may view what was learned!
Q: What can students do to make an impact?
A: Students have taken a pledge to reduce the garbage in their lunch. Schools have taken an oath to reduce the garbage and recycle. Some schools have even created a "no idle" zone at parent pick up to help reduce emissions.

10,000 students were taking part of this webinar!

To see more webinars, please visit the archive section.

To learn more about Polar Bears, you may go to Polar Bears International.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Regrouping Using Manipulatives

Here is another way to regroup. For homework, your child will demonstrate how to use their manipulatives and regrouping chart.