We have been studying the wind and what causes our light breeze and the ferocious gale winds to blow. One of the tools we talked about which helps scientists study wind direction was a wind socket. So.... of course we had to made one. It was the perfect day to test it out. Yep!! It was windy.
Last week we celebrated the 100th Day of School. We rolled and counted to 100, made a crazy hat with 100 things on it, looked at clothes, toys, and cars from 100 years ago, and even made ourselves look 100 years old. Now that was a little scary! At the end of the day we even made a yummy trail mix with 100 things in it. It was an incredible day, and I can't believe I only have 4 more months with these kiddos.
For a fantastic ending to our money unit, we had a little shopping fun in the classroom. Thank you to my WONDERFUL classroom parents for their donations. The kids had some awesome items and candy to "buy" today. Of course we used our classroom play money, and the kids actually got their money back after buying their items. My parent volunteers said it would be nice if that part actually happened in real life. :) Well...... so we were close to making it real life. THANK YOU sooooo much to everyone who made this possible!
Our new 8th grade friends from the Jr. High come over to complete the Marshmallow Challenge with us. The task was to build the tallest, freestanding tower your team could make with the marshmallow completely intact on the top. The materials included spaggettie, tape, string and of course..... the marshmallow. Task complete!