Today we talked about analog and digital clocks. We noticed lots of differences between the two clocks: shapes, lines/hands, colon (2 dots), color and some similarities: both had numbers and were the same time! After a mini lesson on showing/telling time to the hour, they then worked in pairs to tell time to the hour. They also matched digital times to analog times!
We also talked about why time is important, why we have different times (AM/PM) and how it helps us!
They are excited and will probably start noticing different times at home, and when they venture out! Could be a fun thing to encourage at home!
Today we played a final e/silent e game. I also am sending a board home to play! You can keep it and play as long as you want! Could be something quick to do right before dinner or bed?
How to Pet a Lion:
First, sneak into a zoo. Second, sneak up behind the lion. Then pet him. If he turns around, run!!
How to babysit a sister:
First wait until your mom is upstairs. Then yell up, can I babysit? Then feed your sister a snack. Then wipe her face. (she isn't done with her story but great start)!
We have a bunch of things that will help us! We have our How-To (student created) poster to help us write how-to's, we have final e/silent e reminders, our new hunk and chunk: ED AND punctuation reminders! It is and will be a great resource for students as they are reading and writing throughout the upcoming weeks! I use it frequently in my teaching so they know that it's something to refer to when they are working!
Yesterday we learned that baking soda and vinegar make carbon dioxide. So today we made some great predictions as to what will happen if we put those ingredients together again but seal it! You get Rockets in Flight!
Ask your child about what happened!!! :)
Here's how: Get an old film canister or a lid you can snap on (plastic) put vinegar in the container. Quickly drop in the baking soda and put the lid. Run away :) The lid will snap off and fly in the air from the pressure of the carbon dioxide! So fun!
Today we measured with gummy worms. We predicted that the worms were 2 cubes or 2 inches. So as they measured with their worms they had to make sure they were doubling or skip counting by 2's to get the correct measurement.
Some shares to help (by students not me!) was that our worms were 2 different colors. So we could use the 2 colors to help us count by 1's if we wanted. Also, they made sure to remind each other that they had to mark where they last left off since they weren't laying the gummy worms side by side. They only had 1!
Today during creativity workshop we had dressing making, preparations for a wedding, research on bioluminescence, angular fish, giant squid and Anne Frank. We also had drawings and designs out of shapes. Someone made a math monster to measure with! Lots of cool things created and researched!
Today we did a fun experiment called "Balloon Blow Up". They had to collaborate, persevere and follow a how-to! It was awesome! We experienced some problems along the way but as one student pointed out, "Look at our chart! Scientists make mistakes remember! It's ok!" Check out the pictures of their step by step process! It was cool to see/hear the process that was happening!