Sunday, March 29, 2015

End of the Rainbow Paper Plate Twirlers

I love these twirly rainbows that we made!  They came out so super cute!  We added our three wishes in a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  I might leave them and have the kids replace the pot of gold and shamrock with clouds, add some weather facts, and hang them the opposite way!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Green Mystery

This was a really fun inferencing activity.  The kids loved having their friends guess their "Something Green."  First we charted all the many things that are green… spinach, broccoli, snakes, trees, leaves, leprechauns.  We even included some fun characters like The Hulk, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Grinch.  Then we wrote three sentences (clues) and one question on our shamrock.  Then we made a flippy shamrock.  The shamrock flips open and shows the answer!  There were lots of giggles and smiles today when they were making their guesses!

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Rainbow in a Jar- Density Experiment

I made this at home today with my little ones.  The first time did not go so well….

(We poured it in too quickly and I don't think the sugar was dissolved all the way.)
But the second time was a success!!!
This density experiment is easy to do at home or at school!

First, get your supplies.  All you need are 6 clear cups, 1 large cup, sugar, food coloring, a spoon, a microwave, and an eye-dropper or plastic syringe.

Then you distribute your sugar, water (1/2 cup each), and food coloring.  No sugar in the first cup.  1 scoop in the second cup.  2 scoops in the third cup.  3 scoops in the fourth…. and so on.  The more sugar, the denser the water.

Then mix.

After that, put in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.  Mix some more.  This will help the sugar dissolve.

Finally, you can start putting in your colorful, sugar water.  Start with the most dense (purple) and work your way up!  Now this is where we messed up the first time.  We used a turkey baster so the water came out too fast.  The second time we used an eye-dropper. It was a slower process, but it turned out much better!

Isn't it beautiful?  We hope that this rainbow in a jar will help the Leprechaun find his way to our house the year!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

100th Day Project and Sale!

This one is definitely a keeper!  And he's so proud!!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Nonfiction Writing Unit… Coming Along!

Our books are coming along!  Before the break, we took notes, wrote our pages, revised our headings, and created a diagram page…. We did so much writing that their little hands were so tired after our writing block.  It was very cute to see them stretching out their hands!

 This week, we are adding the final touches to make these books even better!  We are adding photos (from google images), writing captions, making words bold, and illustrating.  Tomorrow we are going to be adding a table of contents and then it's off to the copy center for laminating and binding!  I am really proud of them.  They did a great job.  This might be my favorite writing units!

If you are interested in my non-fiction writing unit of study, click here or on the photo below.  This unit  focuses on 4 animals (cheetahs, dolphins, great white sharks, and american alligators), but you could easily use the unit for other animals or topics!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Freebie!

Froggy is one of my favorite characters!  So I love reading Froggy's First Kiss with the class!  Here are some activities to go with the book…