Friday, March 30, 2012

Angry Birds!

Excitement filled the air today as we played our very own life size ANGRY BIRDS game! This was a great way to practice skip counting by 100s, 50s, 25s, 10s, and 5s. A special THANK YOU to the moms that helped wrap the boxes....we SO appreciate you!!

Stephen Fite Field Trip!

We had a SUPER FUNTASTIC time at the Stephen Fite concert!! A special thank you to all of the family members that joined us...we hope you had a great time as well!

What's In The Egg? A Lesson on Inferring

The kiddos sure had fun guessing what was in the eggs!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Math Review -- Unit 7 StudyCast

Good luck!

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Monday, March 26, 2012


We have the most WONDERFUL PTO ever! They have recently funded a mini-grant request for our classroom and we have received a brand new iPod Touch! The students can't wait to use this in class! THANK YOU!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

On The Hunt For A Pot O' Gold!

A sneaky leprechaun hid a pot of gold from us and left us clues to try to find it! We had so much fun solving the clues and then sharing the pot of gold. :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Dot Art Project!

We read The Dot by Peter Reynolds in class today....

Then, we were inspired to create our OWN dots! Enjoy the fantastic digital artwork by these awesome kiddos!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Unit 6 Math Review StudyCast

Practice makes Perfect!! You guys are super smart brained kids, I know you will do fantastic! I believe in YOU!

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Lucky Leprechauns!

Check out these cuties we made today!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ooey, Gooey, OOBLECK

As a part of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's 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? 
What we know about solids and liquids
Hey this stuff is pretty cool!
Feels pretty weird too!

Definitely very MESSY!

Hmm, I can kind of roll it in a ball, so it MUST be a solid!

But hey, it can pour out of my hands, so it MUST be a liquid! 


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.