|Be on the look out for paper products from first graders.|
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Too many giggles to the term toilet paper forced us into using the abbreviation T.P. But sheer joy took over as students in first grade repurposed T.P. What has this to do with their plant study? Kids knew that paper is made from plant fiber.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
|Using a balance to find out how heavy...|
|Finding how far around...|
|First he tried to use pencils, but selected a string instead.|
|One student counted notches in string; another used a train of cubes to measure.|
|This student traced the potato and put a number in each box around the potato outline.|
|This student carefully moved a small cube around the potato to get 37.|
|This student measured 9. Time to share strategies ....|
|Steamed potatoes and toppings were part of the exploration.|
|Students sketched with sharpies and added a water color wash.|
|Cutting pieces of potatoes with eyes to plant and checking out the growth of their garlic and onion bulbs.|
|Bulbs are going home with students. Check out this link if you are interesting in indoor garlic gardening.|
|First they ripped used paper into tiny bits.|
|Factory work can be tedious. Teacher made it more fun by personifying the paper. "I am too big. Rip me more."|
Then they made pulp by shaking the paper with water.
|Another tedious factory job made fun by adding music and dance.|
Then they used a deckle and mold to pull sheets of paper.
|Students worked in pairs. Here they are working to squeeze sponges.|