Sunday, October 24, 2010

Time to Bring the Blog Back!

Hi everyone. 

There is much I would like to share with you today, but as time is not on my side, I will have to keep today's post fairly short. We are beginning a 4 week unit on salmon as part of the Students For Salmon project with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (N-SEA). The students and I feel passionately about this project because it is something that connects all of us. Though we don't live in the oceans, estuaries, rivers, streams or creeks, the quality of salmon habitat is directly tied to the quality of OUR habitat. It is also a wonderful topic to study because it relates to many other topics Bellingham 3rd and 4th graders examine. 

Below are examples of the students' Thinking Maps titled "What I Learned About Salmon" following a one hour presentation from Monica at N-SEA. Thank you, Monica! Click on an image to enlarge it. 

I look forward to sharing much more about this project with you as we make our way through it. 

Mr. Pahl


  1. These Thinking Maps are awesome! You all were great listeners. I can't wait to follow what you are learning about on this blog and see how much you know by the time we go on the field trip! Keep up the great work- Monica

  2. Dear Mr. Pahl
    I really like students for salmon. I can't wait to get deeper into the subject. I really want to know more about salmon. I also can't wait for the nooksack feild trip.

    From: Burgerpotpie

  3. I can not wait to learn more about SFS! And I can not wait for the salmon field trip it is going to be really fun! from Sillyband

  4. dear mr pahl i think it is cool that the spawners can return to the stream it was born from jenny

  5. Mr.Pahl i am asking how do you write to kids from other countries on the blog. Or if you can't, I think it will be a good idea.

    Shark Fin

  6. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    I think the salmon maps are terrific because they were made by all of the kids in our class. Also, we worked as hard as we could on them. And we are proud of it. I love all of them a lot. I see a lot have pictures on the salmon maps. They are different in a certain way.


  7. Dear Mr.Pahl,
    I am really happy that you let us do us do Students For Salmon. It is so fun. When are we going to start doing it again?
    from, Superstar


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