Monday, October 18, 2010

Addition w/ Regrouping using Tally Marks

Body Works

Today, we had a special Science presentation that featured how our heart, lungs, kidneys & lung function. The kids loved participating and learned a great deal! This video clip was filmed today at the Kindergarten time. While it isn't of your child, you can still get the gist of how exciting it all was!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Melting Crayons

Today the class watched an experiment where the matter changed from a solid to a liquid, then back to a solid. It was extrememly fun to watch as the broken crayons bubbled and then formed back into a heart shaped crayon. Some of the names that they made up for the colors were unique.

We had: Scrambled Eggs (Yellow and White); Rummel Creek (Orange and Blue); Earth (Blue and Green); Lagoon Green (Green with a touch of Brown); Lightening in the Sky (Blue with a touch of yellow); Pumpkin (Orange and other colors); Dirt (Green, Orange, Grey, Purple, Brown & Blue)Lava (Orange and Red); and Fire (Red). Here is what they had to say:

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gumdrops & Toothpicks Tower Building

This past week, students built a tower by combining materials and justifying the selection of those materials based on their physical properties. Here are few observations that the kids made: