Our class had a great trip to the one room school house located near Short Pump Park. We all had the chance to learn about how different school was in the past. We enjoyed a mini lesson in the school house and then went on outside for a few fun recess games from the past. Take a look at some of the pictures below.
Last week, our class spent some time learning how to identify, name, and extend patterns. We talked about how some patterns REPEAT and how some patterns GROW We wrapped up our Friday by working with both Mrs. Blackwell and Mrs. Young on creating our own patterns using cereal pieces. We had a blast and did a really great job designing some awesome patterns! This week, we will work in stations with buddies and complete a variety of different pattern activities using numbers, beads, cubes, MacBooks, iPads, and more!
Yesterday was an exciting day in Room 10! We conducted our first set of experiments using one of our favorite fall items --- A PUMPKIN! We started our activity by talking about what good scientists do and what our goals/expectations were for the activity.
We observed the pumpkin with 4 senses (no tasting this time!) and made a few predictions about our pumpkin (ex-sink/float, how many seeds, etc.) Almost everyone thought that our pumpkin would sink because it was a bit heavy. One student made another prediction. He thought the pumpkin would float because it did not have holes in it. Guess what?!?! He was right! He proved to us that it can be important to have your own ideas and thoughts. We opened up the pumpkin and took turns scooping out the seeds. There were SO many of them! We didn't even have enough time in the day to count them all.
Today, we plan to count out the seeds and finish up our data recording sheets. We are hoping to use these for a fun fall display in the hallway next week!