What happens to the soil when the trees are cut?
We went around our school to look at the soil around the trees and at the soil where the trees were cut down. We discovered that the soil was very loose where the trees were chopped.
After reading the book Rainforest by Helen Cowcher we understood that when there are heavy rains, it results in floods. Since there are no trees to protect the water all the soil gets washed off. To understand this better we first made our very own roots on twigs and planted them. Then we imagined that they were roots of trees that were cut. After that, we sprayed them with jet water. What happened?
The soil washed off.
It was flooded.
Everything got destroyed.
Everything is broken.
We should not cut trees.
We will also die and go away with water.
Field Trip: Natural History Museum
Here we saw lots of animals, birds and insects.
We saw the skeleton of the dinosaur.
We also saw the Dodo bird.
They are both extinct. But when we looked at why they became extinct we found that dinosaurs became extinct due to natural reasons, but, the dodo birds became extinct due to human interaction. People hunted them adn their eggs were eaten by the people's pets. That's why there are no more of these birds.
What can we do to take care of our planet?
Blend and stretch:
We have been looking at the strategy of blend and stretch. It will help us read and spell the words better.
Combine numbers to 10.
Playing lots of different games has been helping us to count and use the 'counting on' strategy to combine numbers.