In order to get ready to make their marble mazes, first graders play with gravity to get marbles to travel through pipe insulation tubes.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Make a top!
First graders used pencils, marker tops, old markers, wooden skewers, and crayons as axles...
And cardboard circles, take-out drink lids, used DVDs, and other round objects as wheels.
|Looks like DVDs made the best tops.|
|It works! Students counted in a fair scientific way: Using One Mississippi to time their counting. (Some kids used..1 Mississippi Sip. What is the origin of that?)|
|Paper captures path of top if the axle is a writing tool.|
|After finishing a cardboard wheel and pencil top, this first grader is selecting new pieces to try out.|
Thanks Johanna for helping students problem solve and for the photos.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Nancye, Joe, Johanna, and Charles lead kids in tanning hides, making bows and arrows, moccasins, cradle boards during project time...
Friday, January 16, 2015
First graders figure out what belongs in compost. Here's some of what they discovered.
|Using my best first gradese I would guess: worms, pumpkin, rolly polly, ..rocks..Help!|
And then they put together their own worm bin by:
|Cutting up discarded veggies for worms to munch.|
|Separating worms from compost.|
|Wetting newspaper worm bedding.|
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
|Sims Municipal Recycling Education Center in Sunset Park|
|Eadaoin Quinn, Educator, presents info about what to recycle.|
|Recycling Center is busy, loud, cold,|
|a bit smelly....|
|Hands on exhibits involves kids in learning about what to recycle...|
|and how to move the recycled materials...|