This week we have been reading a nonfiction story titled, Animals Building Homes. The story tells all about unique animals and the homes they build. The kids LOVE learning about animals. We have studied spiders and bats, and owls are coming up this week. In one part of the story, the author writes about beavers and how they are able to gnaw wood. Mrs. James just happened to have a great piece of wood that shows the actual marks of the beaver's teeth. I love iPads and think they are great for ALL students, but sometimes you just cannot beat the lessons that nature provides.