Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

We had a great day today, so much FUN! We celebrated Halloween! We went to we on our bat hats and candy corn necklaces and worked on Lexia until the 4th graders came down. We started with a directed draw using a new app on the iPads called Drawing Pad. We went through step by step to create a Halloween figure.  Can you guess by looking at the pictures below? Then we played two math games using paper ghosts and Halloween themed erasers. These game was sent home so the students can play the game again.  Lastly we had time to squeeze in one round of Halloween Bingo. We had a great time with our partners. We had a little bit of time so after our partners left and we worked on the news and the picture for our November calendar. Next then went to lunch and since it was raining we went back to our classroom. We worked on ST Math then we took a break and went to the gym for recess. Lastly, we shared notes from home contained in our "Party in the Bags" bags and we all enjoyed the Spookley the Square Pumpkin video and ate our snacks from home. Be safe trick-or-treating tonight.

Cloud Show

The students in Room 101 have been learning a lot about the weather. We have been tracking what kind of weather we have been having and what the temperature it is daily. The students are starting to sense how warm or cold the temperature is when they predict or guess what color link we need to add for the day! We have been having many green and yellow links lately since it has been so warm- 50 (green) and 60 (yellow) degree days. 

Mr. Musselman came in and read us a book about Clouds. We learned about Cirrus, Cumulus, Nimbus and Stratus clouds and how sometimes the clouds can predict the weather! Then Mr. Musselman preformed a science experiment for us. He created a cloud. He started with a large glass container and he put some water in it. Then he put the container on a hotplate and turned it on.  He then cover the water container with a metal container filled with ice.  After the container with ice sat on the water container for a few minutes he then light a match and dropped it in the water (to add some dust). Then a cloud formed in the container and then he released the cloud into the classroom. The students watched the cloud dissipate or disappear into the air in our classroom!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Jack-o-lantern Time!

Last week we learned about pumpkin parts and we did a cross section of the pumpkin. On Thursday, the students voted for how Mr. Parnell should carve the jack-o-lantern face for our classroom pumpkin. Mr. Parnell's schedule did not allow for him to actually come into our classroom this year but he did tackle this task at our house over the weekend. The jack-o-lantern came out great!