Friday, September 30, 2016

What a Great American is made of?

Today we wrapped up our learning of Great Americans. I pulled all kinds of fun stuff out of the bag. Students picked different things to represent the people we studied. 

Look at the masterpieces we created!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What if???

Today we put our investigation skills into action. We came up with a plan to melt an ice cube and then put our plan into action. 

We learned that heat makes the solid change to a liquid. There are ways to bring more heat to make the melting happen faster...

Gianni used water to lower the temperature.

Kirby used her hands to create heat. 

Luke tried stomping on it. 

Stella just waited. 

In the end, it was the direct sun and hands that melted it the fastest!

Monday, September 19, 2016

No air = fancy feet

The air was not working most of the morning... We had to cool off by getting our feet free!  At least we made the most of it!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


I could not resist...I am so excited to see some of the matter pics we did today!  THEY ARE THE CUTEST!

Today we learned that matter is anything that takes up space.  We will start looking at the different properties of matter and create a matter board later in the week.  Thank you for sending in your trash!

These were created with the app Chatter Kids.  I love how it brings oral language, content, technology, and fun all into one product.  Kids were to pick a piece of matter and bring it to life by "giving it voice" to explain why it is matter!  Check out these great examples!  More to come.

good READERS are good THINKERS!

We are learning that to be a good reader you have to be a good thinker!  Today we practice sharing our thinking both out loud and on paper.

When you are reading with your student be sure to share your thinking and ask their's.

Here are a few sentence stems that will help you do that...

I think the character is feeling _________________.
I remember when _____________ happened to me like in the book.
I think __________________ will happen next.
That is funny because _______________________.
I like when the character did ______________ because ____________.
______________ reminded me of _____________________.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Senses, Visitors, and Webs

What do they all have in common... this week!

We have been busy (you would never know if was only the 10th day of school).  We had some special visitors from the Vanguard program pop in during one of brain breaks.

In Science we worked hard to use our senses to observe.  It will be great to see what they come up with when publish our findings using the iPad cameras and Poplit!  Be checking back for more information.

Lastly, we build a web today during community circle as we continue to build a community!

Have a great weekend watching football, being lazy, and enjoying the time off!