Thursday, April 11, 2013

We Are Windy

Force and Motion has been our glue the past several days. We have read about it. And yesterday we did math with it.

Using a straw and your own air, can you make the following objects move? Paper clip, marker, scissors, pink eraser. First predict and then conduct your experiment.

Wonderful fun. (I asked the same questions at supper last night. Interesting to hear the 45, 13 and 10 year old responses.)

We also planted some marigold seeds. The pots are in the window. I sure hope they grow. It will be a huge ego boost for me. So far this year, every green thing brought into my room by our greenhouse gardener has bit the dust!

Since we were talking about wind, I read aloud The Three Little Pigs. Today I had three leveled copies of readers (of The Three Little Pigs) and my kids gobbled them up! They were so excited to have their own book (thanks to Reading A to Z) to read and mark "hunks and chunks."

I was so impressed with their reading. Cannot wait to do more books next week. A week long "Earth Week" is on the lesson plan. Could someone quickly write some books for my kids to read? There are none out there. I would be happy to pilot the readers in my classroom and write a fantastic review for you...

Just let me know if you are interested! :)

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  1. Ha, ha - when I read your post title I was sure you were talking about outside - and it sure is windy here! Fun experiment for you all. Happy Friday tomorrow! Sara

    1. Oh, and your earth books - idk, but do you have a membership to reading A to Z? I've found they have some good leveled books on lots of topics. Worth a try.

  2. Where did you get the recording sheet for the force and motion experiment you were doing?


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