Hi! My name is Ms. Woodward. Please travel with me to Nova Scotia to study Climate Change and Mammals!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Change in Plans

Today I received an email from Earthwatch letting me know that my team trip was canceled. There weren't enough volunteers for those dates. So, I was able to chose another date for the same trip. I will be going to Nova Scotia from April 11 - April 24.

OK, here's the newest question for you. I may have the opportunity to see one of these mammals while in Nova Scotia. This mammal has the largest set of antlers of any animal in the world (I got this from a book on Nova Scotia). What mammal am I talking about?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Answering Questions

First, great job Paige!! She discovered that Nova Scotia means "New Scotland" in Latin. Nice investigating!

Somehow the comments are all being posted under the very first test post. Be sure to click the comment tag under the post you want to respond to. If you have, and it still doesn't work, let me know. We want to know how to do this before I leave. Speaking of that someone wanted to know when I will be gone. I will be gone May 2 - May 15. I'll be back in class on the 16th.

Someone also asked about the weather. I think it will be very much like WI. If you look at a globe or a map, the two places are between the same lines of latitude. However, Nova Scotia is surrounded by water. It might be a little colder.

Lorlei wants to know about exotic animals. I don't know about that, but it would be something for us to research. We'll be doing an animal report soon.

Thanks for checking in and commenting!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Learning more about Nova Scotia

Well done! Students who responded were correct that Nova Scotia is a province of Canada, and it part of the continent of North America.

So, does anyone know what Nova Scotia means?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Great Job!

Yesterday I took my class to the computer lab and introduced them to my blog for Earthwatch. Some of my students posted an answer to my first question, and they did a great job. I'll keep posting questions for them to practice.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Getting Ready to Go

Today I headed to Dover Flag and Map for a couple of maps to post in my classroom. My third graders are currently in the life science unit of the science book, and I thought we could tie my upcoming trip into our studies. I'm also trying to figure out how to link this blog with my other blogs to make it easier for people to access.

Hopefully my class will begin to check this site out for questions so they can practice posting. Here's my first question. Nova Scotia is a part of what country and part of which continent?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010