Parent Letters

Creepy, crawly critters: The worm! 2017

Dear Parents, Today we had a very wiggly day full of fun, exploring, and learning. We learned about an invertebrate today…one in the segmented worm class~ the earthworm! We read Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin today. It is…

Creepy, Crawly Critters, The Ant! 2017

Dear Parents, Welcome back to Creepy, Crawly Critters! Last week we learned about classifying animals. Scientists have categorized animals into two large groups: vertebrates and invertebrates. They are then classified into smaller groups. Last week focused on an invertebrate, the…

Creepy Crawly Critters: The Starfish 2017

Dear Parents, Today we began this session of Creepy, Crawly, Critters by investigating the concept of classification (the grouping of things according to characteristics). Scientists classify animals into groups just like we organize or classify items in our home! In…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Dear Parents, Today at Think Like a Scientist! llc we explored “going green”.  In honor of Earth Day, we emphasized what each person can do to help take care of the environment.   Yes, YOU can make a difference!  We brainstormed…

Third Annual Egg Drop! 2017

Dear Parents, We had an eggs~cellent time at Think Like a Scientist! llc today! Our lesson began with a group discussion about the word “fragile”. We discussed things that are fragile. We determined that this means they break easily and…

Mixtures and Potions 2017: Silly Putty!

Dear Parents- It was a real circus at Think Like a Scientist! llc today! We wrapped up our Mixtures and Potions unit in a silly way…we made homemade silly putty! Our ingredients were Elmer’s Glue All, water, and Borax. We…

Mixtures & Potions 2017: Play doh

Dear Parents, Welcome to Mixtures and Potions! We are excited to be exploring the properties of solids and liquids along with what their interactions create. We began our lesson today by reading The Little Red Hen, illustrated by Lucinda McQueen.…

Mixtures and Potion 2017: Gak!

Dear Parents- Today during our Mixtures and Potions lesson we created gak! Is gak a solid or a liquid? We will determine that today! We read Change It! Solids, liquids, gases and you by Adrienne Mason to better understand matter…