2010/2011 school year has ended and that means the Biology class is now over. Honestly, I’m glad. We are ready for some summer fun around here.
I want to follow up on what we did in class just before it all ended.
The class went on our annual trip to Guana River State Park. We had a total of eight kids, and four adults.
Mandatory Field Trip – This is a list of things they need to bring or know. It mentions a permission slip, but I don’t have it on here. It’s just the parent’s name and phone number for emergencies.
We were at the river for all of five minutes when one of the mom’s came to me and said my daughter wasn’t feeling well. She was halfway back with another mom. The daughter and I ended up being rescued by the Park Ranger. He drove us back to the van and we drove home. The others stayed and made it back. They had a good time and did a great job on the work required of them.
Next up for class was the Bug Board. This year all six students placed their insects in plastic bags. One of my students from last year, said this year’s students are wimps. lol
They did a fine job with this too. Below is a Lubber Grasshopper. Lovely.
The final activity for this class was dissecting Owl Pellets. The students dug in, but they were not excited about it. I don’t think I will be repeating this activity next year.
A few were able to find full skulls of rodents. These nice big teeth didn’t help this fella any.
One student found some very interesting bones. Very cool.
Thanks to all my wonderful students for a fantastic, awesome Biology year!