On Tuesday, May 14th, there is going to be a huge celebration for our Study Buddy club. Family members are invited and I’m going to bring my family with me. Study Buddies is a group that studies after school every Tuesday. We work on our homework, read together, and play games too. Tomorrow we are celebrating the last day of Study Buddies this school year. There is going to be a lot of fun things going on, like games, snacks, and the best part will be a pinata with candy. We’re going to say thank-you to the volunteers who’ve been helping us this school year – they are a group of really nice people. And once we’ve had a good time we’ll play some activities like red light-green light. There is also going to be a special person who sings but it is a secret. I bet it’s Mr. Kramer! We’ll see all you Study Buddies tomorrow afternoon!
How can Butterflies and Moths Affect the World…. May 10, 2013
Have you ever thought how butterflies and moths would affect the world if they all have disappeared? Well, they really do affect the surroundings around us!
Butterflies and moths fly from flower to flower, spreading pollen. Pollen can be used to eat for food, or spreading flower population. Both creatures help flowers grow, and provide food to eat.
They can scare off bugs, creatures, and predators that want to eat them, because of their color and patterns on their wings. This means it could scare creatures that we humans think of pests. Their patterns are important for communication to scare off predators!
Imagine if butterflies and moths would disappear. They really make a difference to the world around us. If one species disappeared, it would really make a huge difference for the whole world.
Chicks were at Hiawatha School! May 8, 2013
We had baby chicks hatch at Hiawatha School. Enjoy this digital story by Mrs. Doerrfeld’s kindergarten writers!
3rd graders read about “kitchen gardens” April 26, 2013
We made guacamole in our class. Here is what to do. It is very good!
2 ripe avocados (almost black on the outside)
1 small onion, chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice
a dash of salt and pepper
Peel the avocados and remove the pits. Put the avocados into a large bowl and add everything else. Mash until you have a smooth mixture. Then enjoy it on tortilla chips or crackers.
Recipe from “Growing a Kitchen Garden” by Natalie Lunis (Benchmark Education 2011)
We had fun making avocado plants in our class. This is how you make them. First get one avocado and open it with a knife. Be very careful not to cut your fingers. Next take out the avocado pit. Clean the avocado pit, then get four toothpicks. Stick a toothpick on the north side of the avocado and on the south, west, and east. Finally get a plastic cup and fill it with water. Put the avocado pit on top of the water. Aftter a few weeks the avocado will have roots. Put the avocado plant in a pot with dirt and you will have a pretty plant.
2 cups milk /2 bassos de leche
2 bananas /2 bananas
handful of spinach / punado de espinacas
1 cup strawberries /1 basso de fresas
Put the ingredients in the blender then wait for 20 seconds. Then put it in your cup and enjoy your smoothy.
by Osbaldo M.M.
Hiawatha Elementary is gardening again. The things Mrs. Kadlec’s 5th grade class are growing are carrots, lettuce, spinach, potatoes, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The garden will be awesome. We have been waiting until we ever have a sunny day to plant since we’ve been having tons of rain these past few weeks.