Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas puppets

 For the past week, my students have been learning about Christmas in a different country.  Each group had to read about their country and then write a puppet show depicting Christmas events in their country.  Yesterday, they got to perform their shows in front of their classmates.  The kids did a great job of taking informational text and turning it into a puppet show for all of us to enjoy!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Science Lab

4A is busy preparing for the state science assessment.  We have been learning about matter, mass, volume, and density.  The students have completed several labs to help them understand these concepts.  For one of the labs, the students poured water, syrup and vegetable oil in a cup and observed the liquids.  Then they dropped in a ball of clay, a raisin, a piece of foil, and a piece of celery and observed which ones floated and sunk. We are all looking forward to the next hands-on science lab.  


Monday, December 3, 2012

Ice cream party!

Last Friday, my math class celebrated our multiplication and division facts with an ice cream banana split party.  The students had to earn toppings by finishing timed tests in both multiplication and division for each number 1-12.  The students who got through the division 12's, earned a $2 coupon to Sonic and a candy cane filled with candy.