Friday, April 29, 2016

Outdoor classroom

This morning we took a short impromptu walk across the road to the outdoor classroom site. What a great place. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

You are my sunshine

I was treated to a surprise song today when I picked these cuties up from Music class. They wanted to sing it over and over today, so we made a video to share with you all. Enjoy!

Creativity at the art table

These kids decided to create their own dog and cat costumes. So cute and creative!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Simple Machines Expo

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. 

We were so excited to get to show our big partners around! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

We love broccolini!

We love our fresh fruit and vegetable program that allows us to try new things. Today we learned that we like broccolini! Then we got silly...

iPad celebration

We filled our button jar again and chose to have an iPad celebration. We had fun using different apps. 

Four Winds

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

Look alike day

Today we all sported our t-shirts that we made with all our names on them. 

Group selfie attempt-

Monday, April 11, 2016

A marble roller coaster race

We had so much fun today building a marble roller coaster and experimenting with different inclined plane heights. 

P.S. It was pajama day too!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sharing time

This week, we shared an item that begins with the first letter of our last name. 

Cow, key, Lego, and horse. 

Musical care bear, sandwiches, puppy, rabbit and pretzels. 

A bear, a camera and clouds, caterpillar and cats. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Big partners, Burgers and Basketball

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). 

We ended our day by cheering on Mr.Park, Mrs. Underwood and Miss Bre in the Staff vs. Student basketball game. The staff won 30 to 29. It was very exciting!