Friday, October 14, 2016

Fabulous Fall!

Hey Science Friends,
This Weather Wednesday was all about fall. I was looking forward to it considering the school hallways and walls are being filled with all things fall. One of my favorites has always been fall tree projects.
These two fall trees were made by our fabulous art teacher Mrs. Lane and served as such an inspiration for what we did in class.
As you can clearly see fall is all around me! I really wanted something to create after our discussion about the seasons. So, we decided on simple torn paper trees because we had plenty of paper on hand and we knew this would be just the thing to kick off thinking about all things fall.
And the kids had a great time making the leaves. We had plenty to work with in no time. With a little classical music playing in the background I am willing to say it was a peaceful ending to a perfect day.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Describing Properties

Hey Science Friends,
We have been busy working on describing properties of objects. We have been learning to describe objects by shape, size, mass, texture and color. We spent several sessions learning how to do this investigation independently. Our goal is to be able to observe, describe and record properties of objects. In the beginning of our investigations we observed and described objects by just one property. We would pick an object, pass it around and describe it by that property.
Books by Tana Hoban helped us understand how to describe an object by one specific property.
The books are filled with pictures that help young children understand the concept. These are great books to elicit a lot of communication and discussion.
We previously had picked a classroom object to use as an object of comparison when talking about mass.
Going on object hunts for our independent investigations was fun because it got us up and moving around before we sat down to independently investigate.
No surprise that Pete ended up as an object to investigate! If you would like a copy of our recording page click HERE! Have fun investigating science friends.


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