Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Today we had one of the highlights of fourth grade science. We worked with bugs!

One of these “bugs” really isn’t an insect at all. It’s an isopod, commonly called a roly poly or pill bug.


The other “bug” was a true insect, the tenebrio or darkling beetle. The students initially squealed when they were given these insects, but pretty soon they were giving them names!


We will do a couple experiments with the insects before adding them to our terrariums. Today we explored what kinds of environments – dry, moist, or wet – the two creatures preferred. We will also explore in tomorrow their light or darkness preferences.

In the afternoon, the students learned to work with rhythm sticks to perform a simple rhythm. They had fun creating and performing routines with them.


Homework:   (1) Write spelling words 16-20 ten times each plus a sentence for each. (2) Do “Run on Sentences” on pages 67and 68 in the Practice book. (3) Complete the study guide for the “Mountain and Valley” chapter. (4) Do the multiplication practice sheet. (5) Do pages 122-123 in the math book.

The word search is extra credit this week.

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