Always shine by using all your talents and skills!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ivorfy Soap Expansion!!!


Check this out?
What Is This?

Taking Notes On Solids, Liquids, and Gases Involved!
What Is Inside the Bar of Soap?
Into The Microwave It Goes!

 What is it?  Yup...Ivory Soap!!!!

Here's the link for the experiment:Lesson

Try it, let me know what happens!!  Next time we are going to add food coloring!!

Soapy Smiles,

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Juggling Show!!!

Juggle Time-scarves? balls?  combination?

Hello!  Today my students and grades 4,5 put on a juggling show for our school.  They have been working for two weeks on juggling in gym!  Today was an exhibit of their talents.

Here you go:

Juggling Smiles to You:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014



We are almost at the end of 3rd Quarter-what????

Yesterday we reviewed the mighty and boney skeletal system!  I had a parent donate many different types of noodles and I showed them an example of how to use the noodles to make our skeleton!

Here are a few:

Here is the link to the WONDERFUL idea  that I used.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Here is another link:
Enchanted Learning

Boney smiles,

Monday, February 24, 2014

Chemical and Physical Changes


The sun is out!  Amen to it's colors of hope, joy and love!

Today we used food coloring, milk, soap, and a Q-tip to show physical and chemical changes!

Here is a link to the experiment!
Color Explosion!

Want to see our results:

We discussed and listed the physical and chemical changes in our science notebooks and then discussed the differences between the physical and chemical changes.  We also asked what would happen if we used skim milk?  What would happen if we used Dawn soap?  What would happen if we put our results in the freezer or microwave?

Colorful smiles,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Garlic is Growing!

We are back in session.  After a surprising early out yesterday, at 11:20 A.M., we are back and eager to have a full day of school!  It has been a long, snowy season in N.E. Wisconsin!  How many days till spring?

Last week, one of my students brought in garlic.  I told her it would be interested to put it in water to see what would happen.  Here you go...1 week's growth:
Now, will it keep growing?  The question for the day?

Here is a link I found on growing garlic that might persuade you even further than my post to try a garlic experiments with your kiddos:
You Tube Video


Friday, February 14, 2014

Grandparents' Day

Happy Friday Blogger Friends,
Yesterday we celebrated our Grandparents!  Our classroom was blessed with many grandparents who were eager to learn with us and share experiences with us!  Because yesterday was our 100th Day of school, we had our grandparents complete 100th Day activities with us!  It was interesting to compare our results with our grandparents!  
Need a link with free resources for the 100th day?  Free Resources
Ageless smiles,

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Results from the 100th Day Challenge

Alright, somebody is extremely happy with the meteorologist-me!  I have recess duty and the high is 28 degrees.  Around here, especially this month, this is a HUGE heat wave!

The results are in!  The challenge is over!  We collected 107 cans for our food pantry!  We were very proud of our results/accomplishments!  They were so proud to see the shopping cart filled with nonperishable items for the residents of our village!  Bravo Multi-agers!! (the 200th Day does not exist but, we could collect 200 items).


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

100th Day Challenge-100 Nonperishable Food Items!

The challenge is on!
Our classroom is challenging the rest of the school to collect 100 food items before we do.  Next week we celebrate the 100th Day of School.  Instead of bringing in 100 items, I thought we should tie our celebration into service work.  Thus, we are collecting 100 nonperishable food items for our local food pantry.  The twist- we are challenging our school to bring in 100 items before us!
The status:


Monday, February 3, 2014

Sugar Cube Crystals

Thursday we had Open House!  Our room was a stir of excitement and fun!
We used sugar crystals to make structures to depict our love of our faith and Jesus!  Below are a few of our creations.  Can you guess what our "glue" was?

Sweet smiles,

Tid-Bit of Information!


Today when students were talking about snow forts and caves as they were getting ready to go to lunch/recess.  Out of the blue, one of my students says, "Hey, don't ever build your house of sand.  You know what happens to your roof, it caves down.  It's a total waste of time."  Their conversations and random comments make me thank the Lord for my calling as a teacher!

Sandy smiles,