Saturday, February 27, 2010

Storms- March 2

This week we learned about storms. The younger children completed a chart together about storms, the 2-5 grades did their own research.

Photos to follow.

Rainbows- February 22

Who would have thought that this would be the most difficult week for the teachers! We haveliterately no books on rainbows in our school. I talked with the other first grade teachers and no one had any books on rainbows. There were TWO in the library- and they weren't even that good. We did get a MSB one on rainbows, that was pretty good.

We did an experiment using a mirror, water, and a flashlight. The next day we used CD's, flashlights, and white paper to make personal rainbows. That really worked well.

I had the older children write books about rainbows, so we would have them for next year.

We listed things that were rainbow colors. I skipped Indigo this day, but did talk about it during the rest of days. Even the upper grades really got into it. I wasn't planning on doing that with them, but they were bummed out, so I couldn't say no! :)

Here is a chart that everyone added to. I drew and labeled things of every color (except indigo, because I didn't have that color marker!)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weather- Feb 15th

This week was all about weather.

In K-1 we filled in a sheet with 6 different boxes about weather.

We made a bulletin board of weather words plus what we would wear and what we would do in that kind of weather.

Photos to follow.

Monday, February 8, 2010


We talked this short week about teeth. We had a snow day in the middle of the week. We gave the K-1 children a slip for them to color in when they brushed their teeth.

We started the egg in the soda experiment, however, I never found out where the other Mrs. R put the egg!!!!!

The K-1 children made a book about the tooth fairy. There were three different pages to the book, which is perfect, because we have three rotations!

Pictures to follow.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shadows and Light

What is something that every teacher says to not do????

We made shadow puppets!!!

Later the children wrote plays. WOW we were amazed at how awesome the stories were. I really wish I could take photos of their puppets, but seriously, they are shodows after all :)
The best of all, was a student who only could make a rectangle, so it was a camera!!! Brilliant!!! I will try to post their stories.