Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Electrifying Websites

Hey, fourth graders... found this great website that has tons of electricity games. Give it a shot. It is truly electrifying!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

After School Veggie Videos

Alright kids, It is time to learn about a really good veggie book at our library. Find the book, take a look at the book, and let people know some great reasons to check the book out. Remember to tell us:
The title, facts about the book and a great ending...don't give everything away. Here are some great veggie sites.



Now, get growing. Make a script. Check in with me.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rock On!

In third grade, we have started our unit on rocks and minerals. We have been geologists testing for crystals and identifying different types that are found in our mock rocks. We detected kosher salt due to the square nature of the crystal formation with an X running through the crystal. Our I/E group will be testing other crystal formations to share with everyone. Here is a great link to keep things rockin".


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Our Harvest Gathering

What an amazing evening. Over 150 people joined us to gather together to pick veggies, listen to presentations on safe routes to school, our reading program Project Jaguar, our Health Department Nutritionist sharing some great recipes, and eating together. What a great way to grow a sense of community at our school. Take a look at our harvest...

Safe Routes To School

Monday, October 7, 2013

Camouflage Cephalopods

The moving rock trick. Is it really a rock or is it an octopus? The amazing thing about this octopus is that even though this octopus is color blind, they still can change color. This animal can create color match patterns. Take a look at this cool video to see how these animals can camouflage right in front of your eyes.


Crystals, Anyone?

Third graders are learning about rocks and minerals. This week, after disecting our mock rocks we observed different properties of our rocks. We wanted to take a closer look at our rocks...even more. So, we added water to the rock dust and let the water sit in the dish. Guess what happened?  Crystals were found in the dish. Here is a link to continue the adventure of crystals at home.

Growing Crystals At Home