Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Unit 7 Math Study Cast

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Monday, March 24, 2014

On The Hunt for a Pot O' Gold!

A sneaky leprechaun hid a pot of gold in our classroom! But he's smart.....before getting a clue to help us find it, we first had to solve a math problem!

Max reads the class a clue.

Solving one of the math problems.

Matthew found a clue!
So did Gavin!

Bryer reads the class a clue.
Jackson found the pot of gold!

Making 3D shapes

Students had fun making 3D shapes using only straws and twist ties! Check it out!

Monday, March 3, 2014

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! 


Mystery Reader!

Last Friday, Ty's grandma came to our classroom to read us the story "BUT NO ELEPHANTS"! We really enjoyed the story and the visit from her. Thank you!