Today we were thrilled to meet our first scientist! MARY! She came in wondering what would happen to dry beans if you put them on a wet paper towel in the sun? Lucky us, she came in knowing the answer with the beans to prove it.
But first we made some very realistic hypotheses.
Here's what we thought might happen:
1. The beans will grow.
2. The beans with stay the same.
3. The beans will rot.
4. The beans will shrink.
Our conclusion: The beans started to grow. They shed their shells and developed sprouts.
In case you haven't noticed, Wednesday is Miss Kylie's recess duty day. So as always, here are some happy pictures out in the sunshine.
Today we started writing about math problems. We're already experts at solving them, so the next step is to talk about them and write about them. For example:
Laura had 5 fish and her mom gave her 1 more.
Frank had 1 fish and his mom gave him 5 more.
Laura said, NOT FAIR.
Can you explain in a sentence to Laura why it actually is fair?
We said: Laura it IS FAIR because 5+1=1+5. You both have the same number of fish.
In other news. Can you guess which funny movement goes with which new vocabulary word?
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The literacy hour in our classroom is BUSY. We are all doing different tasks and working on different skills. Here's a basic look at what happens on a first grade morning:
Today we talked about apples. We cut them up, observed them, smelled them, and then noticed they turned brown. Yuck! We were left wondering what we could do to slow down the browning process. So, we tested out four different liquids: water, milk, lemon juice, and soda.
We found some interesting results. After the experiment, two groups found milk worked best and the other two groups found lemon juice worked best. We discussed how scientists have to do experiments over and over and over again until they are absolutely sure. We talked about how maybe some groups didn't dip their apples all the way in the liquid, maybe some groups mixed up the apple slices and the labels, or maybe we just got different results. We'll have to try again!
Rain is great! We love it and we need it. BUT, we also love outdoor recess. We NEED outdoor recess. It helps keep it in check. So we did an anti-rain dance (just for the times we go outside).
Today we practiced mindful sight. Mindful sight means taking time to notice things you don't see when you're mind is running a million miles a minute. We combined this with an opportunity to practice graphing. We surveyed our classmates, noticed their eye color, recorded the results, and Monday we will create a graph.
After we took the data we played a little game to see how well we noticed the details...
Do you know which pair of eyes belong to which student?
Take a guess before you cheat below :)
Did you notice how many BLUE eyes there are?
How many did you get right?
Cheat Sheet...left to right
1: Rocco, 2: Otis, 3: Remi, 4: Gavin, 5: Lily, 6: Will, 7: Lee, 8: David, 9: Malcolm,
10: Charlie, 11: Mary, 12: Kieron, 13: Rachel, 14: Siena, 15: Hayleigh, 16: Tessa, 17: Lilah, 18: Taj
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)