Friday, January 27, 2012
See that? That is me eating a cheddar cricket. They weren't something I'd normally eat but I figured I'd give it a try. Tasted like sunflower seeds.
The kids were pretty excited about getting to eat bugs. We had crickets and mill worms one day and ants another.
Not everyone was excited. Samuel watched everyone else eat a cricket before he decided to give it a try. You can tell he wasn't sure about eating that.
Our class books came in this week too! Fifth Grade Confessions is a book where each student wrote a confession about their past. Some of the stories were quite comical. I even wrote a story about when I was little. My mom made me eat everything on my plate and I just couldn't stomach the brussels sprouts. I finally figured out that I could hide them in the bottom of the garbage can and she never knew until I told her (once I was an adult).
This week we also dissected owl pellets. The kids were excited to find bones and skulls in the pellets. They are showing off their finds here.
We have also started using our Versatiles. They are a self guided way to practice skills.
STUDENTS: Why in the world did we eat insects this week? How did it relate to what we were doing in reading? What was your favorite insect snack and why?
Labels: Week 22