Monday, March 28, 2011

St. Patrick's Day FUN!!

We had so much fun on St. Patrick's Day!

We were involved in an online project with classrooms all over the country. In math, students got a bag of Lucky Charms cereal. We made the hypothesis that we would have more clover marshmallow shapes than any other. Students sorted the marshmallows, tallied, and graphed their results. Then we recorded the results of the whole class and reported them for the online project.

Not only was our own classroom hypothesis correct, but 360 classrooms participated in this project and overall, there were more green clovers than any other marshmallow shape. 29,363!!!

Later that day, a sneaky leprechaun left us a note with a clue. The students had to find clues throughout the classroom and school that would hopefully lead us to a pot of gold! Each clue had a letter with it, and the very last clue said to put the letters together to find out the location of the pot of gold. The kids worked hard and were able to unscramble all of the letters -- PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE!!

We headed to Mrs. Diederich's office and asked her if she had seen any leprechauns. She did and was so glad that we came to get our treasure. We found the pot of gold --- gold chocolate coins. :) A great treasure that we could all share!

Enjoy the slideshow of pictures from this fun day! -Gena

Our Glogs - Group 2!

Check out the awesome work from these!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Our Glogs!! Group 1

Students learned how to upload pictures, rotate and resize images and text, and how to embed audio. Awesome job, guys! Click on the play button to hear a message from each student!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Constructing Polygons!

We had so much fun constructing polygons with straws and twistie-ties. Check out our class in action!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ooey, Gooey...Oobleck!!

As a part of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday, we read Bartholemew and the Oobleck. In science, we are studying solids and liquids. We made oobleck in science. Is oobleck a solid or a liquid? It was up to the first graders to find out! When you punch it hard, it feels like a solid, but if you poke it slow it feels like a liquid. It pours, but you can also squeeze it. Oobleck has properties of both a solid AND a liquid! We can make oobleck act like both a solid and a liquid. A liquid like this is called a non-Newtonian fluid because it does not follow the rules that Newton discovered most liquids follow. Pretty cool, huh? 

Here's the recipe for oobleck -- make some at home!
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • A few drops of food coloring
 That should get you to a good starting place, then add more water or cornstarch until you reach the right consistency.

Check out the awesome pictures below of our ooey-gooey fun experiment! 

Coin exchange game!

Today we reviewed money by playing Coin Exchange. The students had a lot of fun working with their partner!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Welcome to our class blog!

I created this blog as an easier way to share pictures and tech projects that we do in class. Hope you will bookmark this site and check back again really soon!