We had a great field trip today to the Eastman Pond over at the Newman School. Mrs. Huber from the science center met us as we got off the bus and lead us through the woods. She showed us how to identify Oak leaves and we collected them as we continued our walk. We discovered that there are 2 different types of Oak trees and we learned how to tell which leaf comes from which tree. Mrs. Hubert gave us the tools we would need to dissect an acorn. After cracking the acorn open, we were able to locate the baby plant inside, the cotyledon and the seed coat. Ask your child about the life cycle of an Oak Tree (acorn, seedling, sapling, tree). As we walked back towards the bus, we found evidence of the life cycle. We spotted several seedlings, saplings, and beautiful full grown Oak trees. Although we were all a little cold (and it WAS the morning after Halloween), I thought everyone did a fantastic job. Thank you to our chaperones Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Zimplas. And thank you to Mrs. Galvin for meeting us and joining us for a bit!
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