Sunday, March 8, 2015

1st Grade News

We had a wonderful week celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday!

Children wore Dr. Seuss creativity hats with their last names written backwards in honor of Ten Apples Up on Top, by Theo. LeSieg:
 


We read Horton Hears a Who and worked on the skill of inferencing...



These kids had fun answering the question - "Would you like the Cat in the Hat to visit your house?"


 




 
 
 

These pictures are from a science exploration we worked on at the end of last week. For this exploration, students used empty and full water bottles to explore force and motion. They worked together to experiment with different surfaces and shapes and answer the question, "What makes objects move the way they do?


They learned a few things, including...

a push is a force.








Shape has an affect on how things move.




Weight has an affect on how things move.
 
 

The surface on which an object rolls affects its motion.
 


 
They wrote or drew pictures about what they discovered:

 



 The kiddos also explored the question, "Is the force a push or pull?

Then sorted it out...




We are hopeful for warmer temperatures and outdoor recess this week!
 
Happy learning.  :)





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