Friday, September 28, 2012

Weather, Weather

This week we have been learning about the weather.  We were able to use whipped cream to make clouds on our desk.  We also made paper snowflakes, made pictures of us in the rain, blow bubbles and made kites, and made edible suns.  We also learned the importance of rain for the plants we have in our environment.  We used a spray bottle to immitate this. 

At the beginning of the week, we decided to do a BIG science experiment.  We used mentos, Diet Coke, and Mt. Dew.  We placed the Mentos into the sodas to show a cause and reaction.  We then compared the two soda explosions!  Diet coke ended up being the bigger explosion.  Enjoy the video below...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Falling In Love With School

This turned out to be the perfect week to begin our study about fall!  The weather is cooling off (yay!).  This week we did several fun things in addition to our curriculum study.  To spark an interest in the wonderful season we did several in class activities.  What is interesting about fall?, you may ask.  Well, the weather cools off, the leaves on trees change colors, and football season begins!  We plan to go on a leaf hunt tomorrow during P.E.  Some other activities we participated in include: gluing red, yellow and orange tissue paper on paper leaves, choosing colors and painting our own trees, each day during our whole group answer we caught the football, and we created our own paper footballs using pipe cleaners.  What a wonderful way to begin this season!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's Already the Third Week?!

Welcome to my teaching blog!  I am so excited that we are settling into our classroom routine.  Every day is an adventure for my students, our paraprofessionals, and me!  This week we are learning about our different senses and using them in our daily lives.  Our whole group lessons have included: paint bags, making shakers and listening to different sounds, coffee art and different smells, "What's in the Bag?" and different textures, and , of course, TASTE TESTING!