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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Taking Science Outside!

Happy Wednesday to YOU!

Last week we started our unit on energy!  How ironic that we had a HEAT/SOLAR energy wave.  It went from 50 degrees to a balmy 82.  SO, we took our science lessons outside!  We saw first hand how black colors absorb heat as the temperature in the pan that was painted black soared!!!

Here we are taking notes in our science logs!

Here is a great interactive website:  Energystar

Sunny smiles

Friday, May 16, 2014

Big Band Concert Time!

Our spring concert was last night!!!  "BRAVO!!!  GREAT JOB!!!  WONDERFUL WORK!!!"  These were all comments I heard from viewers of our show!

My classroom sang songs like: Rock Around The Clock, Hounddog, Twist, etc.  WOW could they twirl each other!!!

My part-singing with the art teacher to the song-Do Your Ears Hang Low? :-)

Singing Smiles,

Monday, May 12, 2014

Planting A Cucumber Seed

Last week we planted cucumber seeds in humus, clay, and sand.  We predicted what the seeds would grow in and what type of environment they would grow the best in.  Here are pictures of the growth in 3 days:

The seeds have taken off in all three mediums.  I must admit, I was surprised at the results.

We also discussed the role of roots and if you look closely at the vials, you can see the roots.

We were surprised with the growth that occurred in three days.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Teacher Appreciation, School Fair, and More!!!!!!

This week, especially, I say, "THANK YOU!!!"  Thank you for all you do!  Thank you for guiding our young and future!  THANK YOU FOR BEING A TEACHER!!!

Today one of my students brought me in roses to celebrate this wonderful week!

Next, do you do daily graphing?  We do!  Here's a sample of one of our graphs.  They are great tools to gain a lot of information about opinions, likes, dislikes, etc.

Finally, my students love to take pictures with the iPad.  Here is one of their pictures.