We had a great and pretty laid back Halloween. In the morning Ms. Doreen helped us do our Halloween parade and then we got to see Mr. G he did an awesome Chemical reaction.
In the afternoon we had our mellow party thanks to Carrie (Alex's mom) and Sabrina (Genevieve's mom) and help from Teri (Jack's mom) Ceppy (Aiden's Mom), Kristen (Luke's mom) and Natasha (Amelia's mom). We did crafts, and played Halloween twister, had some healthy snacks and a cupcake then played outside! Perfect! What great costumes too!
This week we completed our rotting fruit and rotting bone experiment. YUCK! We wrote conclusions about the experiments and got to observe them under a microscope. The bones were really yucky and smelling. The bone soaked in Pepsi turned completely brown and gross. The one soaked in Vinegar was the same color, but we were able to bend it in half without breaking it. We found that the vinegar removed all the calcium from our bones!
Which liquid, preserved the pear the best? Well we decided it was the vinegar, which was a surprise. Lemon does not work at all...EWW.
What a fun day! We had some great parent volunteers who came to help us make yummy pumpkin bread! We all got to add ingredients, talk about measuring and help read the recipe! The smell filled the school and it tasted great!
Miss Julie Wille has been coming in to our classroom over the last 2 weeks doing some fun science with us. We are doing 2 GROSS experiments right now, one with bones and one with a rotting pear. We have learned that scientists always have a questions that they are trying to find a solution to. Then they make a hypothesis or their own guess about what might happen when they do an experiment. They try the experiment and then come to a conclusion. Today our questions was; What will happen when you put 10 minty Mentos into a 2 liter bottle of root beer. We had lots of Hypothesis, some kids thought it would Explode, others thought it would bubble, some thought it would just fizz and then stop. What do you think??
We all had to wear safety googles just in case it did explode, and we took it outside to be sure that we didn't make a huge mess in the classroom...and guess what happened.????
In our MindUP Curriculum we have been learning about Mindfully hearing, seeing, smelling and today we were Mindfully tasting! We talked about how when we eat we should chew slowly and take in all the tastes of our food. Also that when we eat we should try new things as we may discover that we like something new. I like to say at home "let's take a 'NO Thank you' bite" which means we Mindfully taste something and then decide if we like it or not. If we truly do not like it, then and only then we can say, "NO Thank you" to that food, that night. But we'll try it again another day!:)
Welcome to First Grade!
Welcome to our classroom! Take a look around and check out what we are learning!