The Three Bears

One beautiful spring day in the woods there stood a den with three bears. One was a polar bear named Polo. Another one was a panda bear named Panda and the last one was a grizzly bear named Griz.

bears in boatSo back to the one day… Polo did not eat for three days because Panda had dared him! After the three days were finished Polo went straight to the kitchen and ate ALL the food. Three hours later Griz came down and checked the fridge and he yelled, “POLO!!!!”

“What?” said Polo.

“Don’t what me. You know what you did,” said Griz. “Sorry,” said Polo.

“It is not OK,” said Griz who woke up Panda. “What is all the…. Oh my! Who ate all the food? asked Panda. “I did,” confessed Polo.

“Well, we have no money so let’s fish for food,” suggested Griz.

Panda and Polo agreed. So they got their old fishing boat, strapped it to the car and took off. They drove through the forest and finally got to the lake. They unstrapped the boat, put it in the lake and put on their life vests. Next, Griz got in and sat in the driver’s seat with a harpoon next to him and the other two got in the boat. Then Griz, Panda and Polo took off.

When Polo’s fishing rod started bobbing, he screamed, “I got a biter!” Panda started to clap as Polo reeled it in the boat.It was a boot!

“WHAT?” asked all the bears but then Polo, Griz and Panda screamed, “FISH!” They looked inside the boot and there lay a fish. “Dig in,” said Polo and they all ate the fish reward. Their starvation had ended.

~written by Carter

Leaf Chromatography

On Friday, October 23 our class did an experiment to find out what colors were in leaves. We used red, green, and yellow leaves. My group had red leaves.

leaf exp

Filters showing the leaf color bands

First, we tore up the red leaves. Second, we put them in a test tube. Third, we covered them with 25 ml of rubbing alcohol. Fourth, we put the test tubes in hot water for 30 minutes. Then we put a strip of a coffee filter in each test tube.

Over the weekend the true colors of the leaf separated into bands of colors. Our red leaf showed yellow, brown and pink on the coffee filter.

Written by Aiden, Second Grade Scientist