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Are Inch Worms really worms?

177651147.jpgNo. They are not worms at all!

“First, inchworms are caterpillars in the family geometridae. They are so named because they have adapted unique prolegs that allow them to grip onto trees and look like twigs.”

More on their lifecycle here:



Geography: How to Research A Place


Geography = Geo (world) + graph (to write) or “writing down the world.”

Your Mission:

  1. Listen to Mr. Avirom read “P is Passport”
  2.  Choose a place you want to learn more about.
    1. Mr. Avirom will model with Minnesota State and Japan
  3. Write down a few questions. Use “Passport” as inspiration.
    1. Homes? Where do people live?
    2. Food? What do they eat?
    3. School? What do they learn in school?
    4. Famous People? Who lives there?
    5. Language? How do they say hello?
  4. Resources:
    1. Epic: Mr. Avirom has shared many collections with you. Check in your “mailbox”
    2. Ducksters :
    3. Mr. Nussbaum: “Landmarks or geography is a good place to start”
    4. PebbleGo!
  5. Take notes on your Geography sheet.
  6. Use the top frame to draw pictures, take notes, and record what you learn!
  7. We’ll share what we learn at the end of the day. You can even make a poster or picolage!

Three Little Birds

The Saint Paul Civic Symphony came to our school on Tuesday, May 16th. Carol Henseler has been working very hard to organize for us this concert.

Would you like to hear the story again? Watch the video below and then retell it in your own words and pictures. Can you retell it in just 6 or 7 scenes?


“What happens when characters from Star Wars, the movie, attend a classical music concert? Discover the answer for yourself at one of the Twin Cities most fun, interactive, and free family events for all ages-the Saint Paul Civic Symphony Children’s Concert in collaboration with artists from ArtStart!

Led by artists and performers from ArtStart, the concert features an original composition “The Three Little Birds – A Tale from Guinea, West Africa” composed by Jan Gilbert for symphony orchestra and performers from Duniya Dance & Drum ensemble”


Astronomy or “Space Science”

Astronomy: The Study of Outer Space!

It’s a BIG UNIVERSE! Where would YOU like to go?


Here is your introduction:

Research Main resources:

  1. Zoom Astronomy (@ Enchanted Learning)
  2. Pebblego
  3. Epic:


  2. Could you build a better solar system?
  3. What do you KNOW? What do you WANT to know?
    1. Here are some questions to get you started:
  4. What is a planet? Check out Windows To The Universe:
  5. or
  6. and Pebble Go
  7. Want to see some photos of the universe? Check out ESRI
    1. Try here:

By the way, What exactly is the “Big Bang”?