Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Where's My Mummy?

After reading the story, Where's My Mummy?, obviously we had to turn ourselves into mummies!!!  Yeah!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fun With Symmetry

We sure had fun with our symmetry unit.  Yep, I sure did!!  I taped them right down the middle.  heheheh  They loved it.   This was a great way to demonstrate symmetry, since we are symmetrical, on the outside a least. :)
The kids also had a fun time painting symmetrical butterflies and building symmetrical shapes with the blocks.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Solid Shapes

This week we stared working on our solid shapes!!! Yeah!!  Today we ate our shapes and built them with marshmallows and toothpicks.   We used cheese for cubes, KIX cereal for spheres, Bugles for cones, and mini-marshmallows for cylinders.  First we sorted our shape snacks and then graphed the results.  Of course, we got to eat them when we were finished!  :)  Later in the afternoon, I gave the kids more mini-marshmallows and tooth picks.   I told them to try and build a cube, pyramid, and rectangular prism.  They ROCKED!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Our Skin

This week we started learning all about our bodies.  The first thing we started with was identifying our body parts, sang Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes ten times, and then moved to our skin.   We looked at our skin and compared how it was the same or different from the skin on our friends.  Yes, when we were looking at the differences, one little boy told me my arm was REALLY hairy.  :) 

We talked about what we would look like without our skin, and that our skin helps keep our insides in and clean.  "OOOOO, YUCK!" they said.  "We would be slimy and gross."   So we did an experiment.  

I gave them each a sucker with the wrapper still on (our skin).  I asked them what would happen if we took the "skin" off the sucker and took it out to recess.  This really got their attention.

We took the "skin" off and went outside and played.  This really helped them visual the importance our our skin and germs.  If we didn't have skin to help keep the germs and dirt out, we would be a mess.
They were totally disappointed that they could not eat their sucker, but don't worry, we came back in and ate a clean one.

 EEWWWW!!!  They totally loved it!!