Friday, November 2, 2012
Week 11- Scientist Day
This week I taught the kids how to divide using the house method. This is a great way to divide for those students who have a hard time keeping the numbers straight as they bring them down the page. Check out Bella's video. She did a great job making a video to explain the house method.
We also added the third ring to our Daily Data board this week. The kids had to pick their favorite flavor of ice cream!
On Halloween, we had Mad Scientist Day! All the kids dressed as scientists and we did science experiments all day. Some of our experiments were Shy Blue and Drop by Drop.
I also had some "snow" that I ordered from Steve Spangler.
We made lava lamps with oil, water, food color, and alka seltzer tablets. These are always a hit!
I should probably apologize to the parents! We also made howling cups that made a lot of noise. I made sure all the cups went home and weren't left at school. :)
Because it was Mad Scientist Day we had to do something gross! The kids created a mixture by making "fake poop" and grossed everyone out by eating it. No fear, it was made with oatmeal, sugar, chocolate cake mix, and water.
STUDENTS: This week was scientist day. Tell me about your favorite experiment. Make sure to tell me why it was your favorite. Include the reasons why you liked it- don't just tell me you liked it. You'll get a bonus ticket if you use 7 up sentences!