This morning four chicks visited our classroom! Not everyone was interested in the chicks but there were definitely some "chick whisperers" in the group of kids who did spend the morning with the chicks :) We walked to Mt. Abe today (they did a super job!) to participate in a Poetry Alive workshop, watch a Poetry Alive performance and of course saw all the art work on display. Here is the poem from the workshop that they performed: The Termite by Ogden Nash The termite knocked upon the wood Tasted it and found it good And that is why your Auntie May Fell through the parlor floor today See if your kiddo remembers the movements their groups came up with! Just a bunch of twins! Happy twin day! (We did have a couple of students who didn't want to participate) This unit will help students develop their first concept of “force,” and the idea that by playing with forces and thinking about them, we can accomplish surprisingly big things Mystery 1: Pushes, Pulls, & “Work Words"In this Mystery students discover that there are pushes & pulls involved in any kind of work, including the work done by machines. activity:Be a Digging MachineMake sure students have enough space to move around as they dig like a digging machine. No other preparation needed. Mystery 2: Strength & Direction of ForceIn this Mystery students change the strength and direction of a wrecking ball’s push in order to solve a tricky problem - how can you knock down a wall made of concrete? activity:Don't Crush That HouseStep 1: Decide how many game stations you will need.Your students will play the Wrecking Ball game in groups, taking turns. We suggest 4 to 6 students per game station. Decide how many students you’ll have in a group. |
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