Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tide Pools

1st graders have been getting reading for our upcoming field trip to the tide pools.  Mr. Money came for a visit yesterday and brought hands on sea organisms to help us learn even more.
Checking out a sea sponge: an
animal filled with tiny holes

A dog whelk used his rough
tongue to drill the hole in this shell

Looking at a sea star's mouth, rays and 5 eyes
Students have learned lots of new vocabulary and facts.  A new vocabulary word we learned was invertebrate or animals with no backbones. Did you know a crab molts its shell? Or that a sea star can regenerate? Keep discussing these facts at home with your child so you're ready for our field trip too!  You never know what you're going to learn.

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