Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winners, Science, Measuring, and Freebies

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!! It's been fun reading all the comments and having so many join the fun for my giveaway. Here are the lucky winners-
Randi @ Teach It With Class, Annie First Grade, and Suzy Q I'll be contacting you!

It's been a fun couple of weeks and I've got pictures to prove it! 
We did our sink or float experiment today and the kiddos had a blast. They got so excited for science! I love it. I have to really structure this activity because I don't want water every where. Each student has a specific job to do and they HAVE to work as a team of scientists! 

We also did another experiment last week called the 'Great Meltdown'. In groups again, my group of scientists had to find out what the best way to melt an ice cube was. We used sand, salt, snow melt, blowing on it, and even sitting on it.
Snow melt won!

It's been busy, we've done a LOT of measuring in math. We measured with kid steps, baby steps, basketball shoes, tiles, cubes, and paper clips. I love the pictures where the firsties are helping each other with the kid steps. They are holding each others hands so they don't fall over.
Sorry this is such a long post. But I think all the pictures were just so darn cute!
Anyhow, if you stuck it out till the end, here is a freebie. We are working on vowel combination-this week is oi oy and next week is aw au. Here are the sheets I made for us to do. Most of the graphics are DJ Inkers. Click on the picture for a PDF.
Tomorrow is 100th day!!! I'm tired just thinking about it!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great tomorrow.


Holly said...

Oh my goodness - those are really cool activities. I love "The Great Meltdown"!

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Deb said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear right now. :)

The Great Meltdown AND the sink/float came from the CORE Academy lessons I created. This makes me so very happy!!! The Great Meltdown is always a class favorite! I'm so glad to see it in use other than my classroom!!

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Barbara said...

Kids LOVE experiments, don't they? Glad to hear you had such an amazing week :)
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❋Karen❋ said...

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