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Friday, February 1, 2013

Week 21- Eating Crickets & Thinking About College

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Mrs. Hardin brought it some really neat items for us to look at this week. She had a dinosaur print, a tooth, and an imprint of skin!

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We have also been working on observing powders in chemistry. We started by recording the properties of the 6 different white powder.

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Then we mixed each of the powders with water and vinegar to see what would happen. Each student has a chart in his/her interactive science notebook. They recorded all the results like scientists do!

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We were reading Exploding Ants in our reading book this week. It talked about how people eat honey pot ants. So we all tried some flavored crickets.

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They all laughed at me when I just tossed one in my mouth and ate it. Tastes a little like a flavored sunflower seed. You can see a few of the reactions here. I don't think they will be eating any more bugs.

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Since our school started working to become a Leader in Me school this year, one of our goals in 5th grade was to have the lockers at the end of the hall covered for a display. So this week we wrote about college. The students wrote about what they want to be when they grow up, how they think college will be different from elementary school, and how they will need to use the habits to reach their goal. Want to use this project? Find it on Teachers pay Teachers: It's Never Too Early for College.

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I used the app Face in Hole to take the pictures and make them look like grown ups on the job or graduating.

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We had parent volunteers cover the lockers and put this together for us. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. The parents worked really hard and the end result was amazing!

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Since the Super Bowl is this weekend we made our own football players. The kids had a lot of fun with this project! They wrote about the team they thought would win and then the habit the players would need to use to achieve their goal. I made a football player too and used him to add the title to our classroom lockers. Find the project on Teachers pay Teachers: Football Buddy.

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Take a look at some of the football players!

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STUDENTS: Are you enjoying the chemistry unit? Why or why not? If you use a 7 up sentence to answer the question you'll earn a bonus ticket this week.

5 comments:

  1. i like it because i like to do experiments ,and do science

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  2. I like it allot. The reason why I like chemistry is because you get to do experiments.The experiments are sometimes fun especially when things explode.

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  3. i dont like the chemistry unit because i really suck at science. i hate having to record everything down.

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  4. I love it because there lot experiments that we can eat, touch, smell.

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  5. I love the Chemistry unit because sooner or later something will blow up. The experiments are really cool.

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Thank you for your comments. Students, make sure to answer the question of the week to earn your ticket for the good job jar. If you have trouble posting your comment just e-mail it to me and I'll post it for you.