Thursday, June 9, 2011

Making Music

We learned a pretty piece of music to sing to the accompaniment of Orff instruments.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Escape to Planet Oobleck

Students used foil to make spaceships that could land on the surface of Oobleck without sinking into it.

Tortillas Made Out of Oobleck?

Not very appetizing!

More Oobleck Discoveries

These students are self-proclaimed scientists! Yay!!!


We had gooey, messy fun with Oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid made of cornstarch and water. The students discovered that when you hit it or press on it it acts like a solid, but if you touch it softly it behaves as a liquid. It's both solid and liquid!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More Owl Pellet Explorations

It's not easy assembling, or putting together, the remains of a dead animal, is it? Now you get a feel for what paleontologists go through to assemble dinosaur skeletons.

Exploring Owl Pellets

As part of our unit opener on Fossils, the students removed bones from owl pellets. Then they matched the bones with a diagram of a vole, a common prey for owls.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you to Remy's dad for cutting all of those pizzas! And thanks to Emely's mom for getting all the pizzas from the oven to the boxes! And thank you to Crystal's mom for running out and buying batteries for my video camera when the batteries died! And thank you to Gabriel's father for buying drinks for the whole class! And thanks to all the family members who came with us and made it a safe and successful trip!!!

Everyone Loves Pepperoni Pizza!

I love ham and pineapple, but everyone else seems to love pepperoni!

Pizzas Coming Out of the Oven!

Slowly but surely, the pizzas started rolling out of the oven. It takes 6 1/2 minutes for the pizza to pass from one side of the oven to the other.

On Our Way to Papa John's!

The day finally came for us to take a walking field trip to Papa John's! We had perfect weather. Last year it rained while we were walking back!