Samantha from the Museum of Science in Boston visited our school for a presentation on Animal Adaptations. We learned that an adaptation is a physical trait, characteristic or a behavior that helps the animal to survive. Accompanying Samantha were three amazing animals. First up was an amphibian, a White's Tree Frog native to Australia and New Zealand. Next we saw a reptile, an Eastern Box Turtle which can be found in our environment but are rare. This Easter Box Turtle had a strange characteristic- reddish orange skin! The third animal, a mammal, was Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec (pictured to the right). This animal has hairs that are hardened into spines. Believe it or not, it's not related to a hedgehog at all!
On October 21st, Mr. Bill Harley visited our classroom to discuss his book that we've recently finished reading as well as talk about the writing process. Yesterday we enjoyed a show from Bill; he sang and told stories- we had a blast! Coming soon..our interview with Mr. Harley.
Dates to Remember
Early Release: Thursday September 25th
Early Release: Thursday, October 9th
No School: Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th
Early Release: Thursday, October 23rd
Mary K. Goode Elementary School
Room Parent: Christina Kelleher