OWLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL/PINK OUT
The fourth graders dissected (removed bones) from owl pellets (vomit /hair balls). Along with our unit on the skeleton, we took a look at what owls leave behind after they eat.
The students had fun finding tiny bones that they recognized. We found craniums, mandibles, femurs, ribs, etc. They were surprised at how tiny the ribs of a mouse are. We also read some facts about barn owls. Their wing span is 44 inches. We are thinking about drawing one to scale.
We even took a little time out for humor. Will pointed out that he had a bone on his shirt, it must be a "collar bone". That is a clavicle, not a humerus.
4th & 5th Grade on Pink Out Day
To show our support of the race for the Cure, the fourth and fifth graders wore pink on Pink Out Day.
The class discussed family members and friends who have had or have various forms of cancer. They are very much aware of the need for a cure and how much cancer affects the lives of everyone.