Five for Friday (Fieldtrip!)

May 17, 2013

Five for Friday (Fieldtrip!)

May 17, 2013
We have five weeks left of school and are in the midst of several projects and field trips…and today was the perfect example of that! So I’m linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share our Five for Friday…field trip version!
Today we took our Atlantic salmon fry to the river to release them…  
After we released our fry in the river, we took a trip to our local fishways and saw salmon using the fish ladder!! We’ve never seen such a large salmon at the fish ladder, in all our years visiting the fishways!

We also started to work on our ecosystem projects today…

This is the beginning of the aquarium, which will be connected to a terrarium in the coming weeks.

Today was all about the aquatic plants…

(and our salmon of course!)

How was your Friday? 🙂


  • Ashley Reed May 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Love these! Wow…I'd pass out if I had 5 weeks left. I'm pooped!! When do you start back in the fall? We go back the first week of August!
    Just Reed!

    • Kristen May 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Hey Ashley! Are you out of school yet? We don't go back til the first week of September 🙂

  • Everyone deServes to Learn May 17, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    That is such an awesome project. I would love to do something so real and meaningful with my students next year.

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  • Second-grade-alicious May 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    We have 5 weeks left as well but we have a long weekend this weekend so that helps make the rest of the year go quicker!

  • Brandee Green May 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm
  • Tara May 18, 2013 at 12:13 am

    What a fun field trip! My kids would love doing this:) Love the pics! You have 5 weeks! I have 5 days! Yikes:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  • Learning in Progress! May 18, 2013 at 12:41 am

    What a hectic Friday! We had a field trip. I didn't even have a group of kids and I am exhausted! I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  • Stacy May 18, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Wowza… we have 5 more days until summer… but we start august 1st. Looks like your ecosystems projects are going to be awesome! Hope your next 5 weeks go by SUPER fast!!!
    Funky Fresh Firsties

  • Molly May 18, 2013 at 1:22 am

    What a neat field trip! We will be starting our terrariums next week and then slowly adding earthworms, pill bugs, and sow bugs! What kinds of things do you guys put in your terrariums? And I'm glad I'm not the only one with several weeks left of school! I feel like everyone is already down to single digits and I still have over a month! Hope you have an awesome weekend!

    Lessons with Laughter

  • Collaboration Cuties May 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Hm. I don't know about these aquariums and terrariums…I feel like I'm missing out on something…and that just won't do…is there a blog post about them or is this just something you do? It looks really neat!

    And, by the way…fish kinda creep me out. But mostly only when they rub against my leg in a lake or ocean. But that one fish is really big. I'm not lovin' it. It gives me chills actually.

    I bet they are having fun with the field trips and aquariums though!! They look fun!

    Have a great weekend!
    Collaboration Cuties

    PS- My first day back is July 31st. The kids- Aug. 7th. Crazy how we are all different…who decides this stuff??? Not me…for sure…

  • Ms.M May 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Oh it all looks like so much fun. I have 4 days left and was thinking of all the possibilities of five weeks. Have fun and make the most of it. It will be gone before you know it.

  • ~Stephanie May 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Looks like such a fun day! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Teaching in Room 6

  • Shannon May 19, 2013 at 5:23 am

    I wish our kids had access to something hands on like this!! Have a great 5 weeks. You will be singing in August while we are all in the classroom! 🙂


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