I went to go cook my Thanksgiving turkey, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Instead, I found eagles, popcorn, football players, hot chocolate, reindeer, rainbows, brides, sea creatures, bunnies, and peacocks hiding out. Have you seen my turkey? Please help!
CUBBY CLEAN OUT...PSYCH...FIRE DRILL!
And a word from the historian...
THANKFUL HANDS AND SURFACE TENSION
We started off the day with our Friday Reading Buddies...but this time we visited them at the Middle School! We made a thankful wreath to hang in our classroom. We traced and cut out our hands. Then we wrote what we were thankful for on them and made them into a collage.
We're thankful for our family and friends. We're thankful for our town and our freedom. We're thankful for our school and our food. We're thankful for the snow and the sun.
Julie Wille came for the last time and we did this really cool penny experiment. We learned about surface tension. We took pipettes and added drops of water to a dry penny. We wanted to see how many drops it would take until the water spilled over the edges. It was way more than we thought because the water's surface tension made the water form a bubble that hung over the edges before it spilled.
Here's the graph we made showing the drops of water. The dark blue bars are our predictions. The light blue bars are the actual results.
Have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break!
WHERE DID ALL MY STUDENTS GO?
We're writing up a storm with our teaching books and we've all turned into such amazing teachers. We've each had a chance to write a few books about the many different topics we are experts on. Here's just a few of the important facts you might want to know:
1. Gymnasts do routines on the floor. The floor has springs in it to make it extra bouncy.
2. Cobras have really tough skin. The skins helps protect them against enemies.
3. The Oregon Ducks where different colored jerseys for each game. They wear green, white, yellow, grey, and even pink for breast cancer.
4. Skis are shaped like really long ovals. They are made of wood and plastic.
5. Some dogs are big and some dogs are small. A big dog is a grown up Golden Retriever and a small dog is a Yorkie.
The sentences we are using are called twin sentences. The first sentence tells the reader a fact. The second sentence zooms in a gives the reader more details.
Thanks Tenille for the delicious Thanksgiving lunch. We are so lucky to have delicious and nutritious food everyday. Thanks for joining us. If you weren't able to make it we still had a blast. Turkey and stuffing and apple crumble and finally a sunny and warm day out at recess! The snow and sun makes everything more fun.
AN ART PROJECT TO REMEMBER
We're finishing up this art project. It's looking great. We chose one shape and traced it all over a piece of paper. We let some shapes be and others we overlapped. By overlapping we made all sorts of new shapes. They we painted each shape a different color. It almost looks like a collage.
Julie Wille came and we made predictions for our experiment tomorrow. Remember the density columns? We found out that corn syrup was the heaviest, vegetable oil was the lightest, and water was suspended (new word today) in between. Today we observed that ice cubes float and ice cubes are made out of water. Now we're wondering if we take two kinds of oil (baby oil and vegetable oil) and drop an ice cube in...what will happen? Here's what were thinking: 1. The ice will sink and float back up, 2. The ice will change color, 3. The ice will sink, 4. The ice will float in the middle (suspended). Check back tomorrow!
WHAT DOES FRIDAY FREEDOM LOOK LIKE?
We're busy on Friday afternoons. We had a good behavior, productive, and super star day! So we got a little bit of Friday Freedom. We choose to paint, we play with Legos, we play Boggle and cards, we draw, and we do all sort of fun things with tape and paper. Have a wonderful snowy weekend!
COMMUNITY DAY, WHAT A GREAT DAY!
OK, so Community Day was so much fun! The snow didn't stop us and it probably made it 10 times more exciting. Here are the highlights below. Settle in. There's lots to look at. Hope you enjoy!
And, HOLD THE PHONE, we got to hit the gavel TWICE. It was loud. Note the funny faces! (some us didn't want to try).
It was a great experience and we learned a lot. We're exhausted, but very happy and content. We explored our community and learned about the different parts that make it work. We live in an amazing place.