Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
I am so proud of these kids! They did an awesome job learning about and creating simple machines. Then they were the cutest little tour guides to escort their families, teachers and big partners around.
What a great afternoon!
L to R - The inclined plane number bond, the inclined plane marble roller coaster, their own designs and pulleys.
L to R - Mom sending a tube car down an inclined plane, a dad trying out a pulley, using levers to launch Pom poms, and a cute tour guide on a mission.
L to R - building words with screws, our simple machines flip book, family fun with levers.
L to R - trying out our large lever in the hallway, the ever popular wedge center where we used our teeth (which are wedges) to eat some yummy snacks, trying out pulleys and doing some math.
L to R- more math, pulleys, a young man adjusting the pulley he designed, checking to make sure to show mom and dad everything.
Mrs. Broughton trying the lever game, a homemade pulley, marble roller coaster race, and changing the fulcrum to lift Mrs. Ginalski.
Trying out a pulley, getting a snack, lifting Mr. Finn and a roller coaster race.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Today we had a visit from our favorite Four Winds Teachers, Mrs. Brown and Ms. Rebecca. We learned about composting and decomposition. Did you know it takes 5 years for a juice container to decompose into dirt?
We learned about the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
We started with a fun puppet show about a litterbug. Trash flew everywhere.
Then we had a visit from our favorite doctor. He brought his time machine to show us how many years it takes for things to turn to dirt. Styrofoam will never decompose. We helped out by being the wind, rain and insects through the seasons.
Next, we did a fun timeline activity in which we needed to guess how long it would take for things to decompose.
Then, we got to go outside to make compost lasagna. We needed to find a layer of browns, which are leaves and twigs. Then we put a layer of greens, which was kitchen waste like banana peels etc. Then came some soil, water and air. We mixed it altogether and then put it in our school compost bin.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
When we arrived at school, we found that our tables were all moved. Then, we had some choice time with our big partners.
At morning meeting, we discovered that our message was a little strange. But we really did have burgers for snack (the yummy cookie kind).