Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Walls!

This week we have been looking at the different properties of walls and earth materials. We examined several different types of walls and their purposes. We inspected the properties of sand, soil, and clay. The class created tile sandwiches with these materials to test how sticky they were and if they could withstand an earthquake. By combining all of this information, it gave the students an idea of what materials would make the best mortar and what design would make a strong wall that could protect a garden from animals trying to eat their vegetables. Tomorrow we will be testing the students designs and mortar with a demolition ball and seeing what improvements we can make to strengthen them. 





















Friday, December 21, 2018

Gingerbread Houses

Yesterday, to celebrate winter and the holidays, we read the book Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. Our class absolutely loves the work of Jan Brett! After the book, we got to decorate gingerbread houses. Thank you to all the families that brought in materials to make this happen. It was a wonderful activity to get our imaginations going!







Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Decorating Cookies

Yesterday Mrs. O'Leary came into the classroom to decorate snowflake cookies with us. It was a wonderful time filled with lots of smiles and laughs. Thank you Mrs. O'Leary for making this special afternoon possible. We very much appreciate it.




Friday, November 9, 2018

Hockey Celebration

Today we celebrated filling the link jar by having our most loved stuffed animals join us at school. We also were able to play several periods of knee hockey. The students took turns playing two versus two while the rest of the class and their stuffed animals cheered on.





Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Making Butter

Making butter the old fashioned way.


Pilgrim Celebration!

Today we ended our social studies unit on Pilgrims with a full day celebration! The students made paper bonnets and hats in the morning. We later made butter from heavy whipping cream and mason jars. The students then got to try the butter on hardtack (corn muffins).  The day continued with some pilgrim games and crafts. We even had a one room schoolhouse, complete with a fire and penmanship practice.  We ended the day with a trip to Plymouth Plantation and Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful day and I am so glad we were able to share this experience.















Walls!

This week we have been looking at the different properties of walls and earth materials. We examined several different types of walls and th...