Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Science

Class Update

Science Day
We are learning about the three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.
This experiment in the video is an example of gas forming.

Materials Used:
diet coke
mentos


Picnic Time for the Ants


Molly's Ant


Crystal's work of art

Dan's Ant - what happened to his other leg? : )

Rodrigo likes stripes

Tommy's - Now that is a different ant!
David's Ant - keep on working on it
Miss Blanchard's Ant
Winter Wonderland!

Let it snow!
Point Charts!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our Classroom

Art in History Class

We have been learning about Ancient Greece. History is so exiting and interesting. We really like the project we are working on right now!
Maps of Greece


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mrs. Hill's Class

Today we had a very special guest teacher come and teach us! Mrs. Hill came with loads of goodies for our class. Gracious Mrs. Hill brought our class some delicious, melt in your mouth, cookies. Yummy! She also brought modeling clay in an array of bright colors. To inspire our class about our fish tank goal, she helped us make fish of our own out of modeling clay. We made all sorts of creative fish and critters, Mrs. Hill is going to bake them in order to make them hard and put magnets on them so they will stick to anything magenetic. Maybe we can decorate our refrigerators with them! 

Thank you, Mrs. Hill! Please come again :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

                                                                       


Spelling List #7
1. neighbor                                                        
2. weigh                                          
3. neither                                                            
4. height                                                             
5. being                                                              
6. seize                                                               
7. either                                                    
8. protein                                                           
9. leisure                                                            
10. eight                                                             
11. freight                                                          
12. beige                                                   
13. reign                                                             
14. rein                                                               
15. their                                 
16. veil                                                               
17. glacier                                                
                  

Friday, November 19, 2010

First Grade Fun

Mrs. Scamman's Geography class: The first grade were learing about the continent called Africa. Mrs. Scamman brought in a hands on project to help them learn about this tasty continent.



video

Monday, November 15, 2010

Volcano Explosion

Today we had a fun experiment in science class. We combined different substances and made a volcano erupt. We used vinegar, warm water, dish detergent, and baking soda. Chris W. and Miss Blanchard made a fantastic mountain for our volcano experiment. When we combined all the ingredients it created a chemical reaction and a white explosion of bubbles appeared - POOF! - Molly and Katherine

Our Class made this short video so we could share our exciting science video with you! We are learning how to use Windows Video Maker - this video only took about 10 min. to put together!
At the time the explosion looked a lot bigger and better!






The 4th-6th grade boys are starting to memorize the Saint Crispin's Day speech

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Goals

2 1/2 math lessons down only 2 1/2 to go! Come with your thinking caps on tomorrow because we are going need to crank. If we make our goal tomorrow we can play games on Thursday! I really hope we make because I love to play wii and marbles with all my students. We are also taking our decorations down so check back tomorrow for some of our class room remodeling pics.

Friday, November 5, 2010

We Went to the Fair Today

The 8th-9th graders setup multiple science booths for the grade school. They were so exciting and inspiring. We really like being with our older brothers and sisters, and we are thankful for all the prizes and experiments.

4th Graders -
Keep practicing your aim for our dart game!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

On Track and Tracking

Today the 4th graders did a fabulous job with moving quickly and making our academic goal for Fun Friday.
The day started with a refreshing math fact assessment and continued on down the same road with a Latin test and a spelling test. Each one of the students was listening, moving quickly, and was diligent in their work. I should add that some students would benefit with a little more practice in their Latin.
Today’s writing project was so spectacular. We started our first essay! This essay has 3 paragraphs – our usual writing projects consist of one paragraph. The cutter ant is an amazing animal it actually can cut through leaves and flowers! In each ant colony, there are different vocations: the soldier ants, the collector ants, the nurse ants, and the queen ant. Even ants have jobs and have to work! We really like writing on God's creatures, because as we learn to write we are also learning about God's creation.
When I think of ants I always think of this proverb -

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her meat in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.           Proverbs 6:6-8

We made our goal and we are ready for whatever tomorrow brings!

Monday, November 1, 2010

We Have a New Goal

25 Points = Fish Tank


We are earning points and making goals to get a fish tank and the different items that you need to have a fish tank such as, rocks, plants, fish, fish food etc. Students may bring in a presentation to convince the class of a specific kind of fish they think would be best for our class.  
Our class also has a kids cash jar for credit donations. When the students earn a credit they can donate it to our kids cash jar and at the end of each month the donations go to what ever prize the children can agree on (that not as easy as it sounds).


Isn't this amazing. Ours won't be quite as big!!

We can earn points to get neat items for our fish tank this these.