This past week we had so much fun learning about Dia de los Muertos and more about the three states of matter. We even had a guest speaker visit us from KTVA, Melissa Fray. She is a meteorologist for the station and came to talk to us about weather. We got to ask her all kinds of interesting questions and she showed us an awesome experiment involving cold and hot air. We also worked on more of our light/sound unit and got to make cup-a-phones and work with different kinds of vibrations. Did you child talk to you about our Listening Walk last week? To wrap up the week we did an experiment using rice krispies and marshmallows to show how the states of matter can change properties to go from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid. Using a crock pot and the scientific method, we observed the different states of matter change right before our eyes. We had a blast doing this and got to have a yummy treat after our experiment was over. Check out the photos at the end of the post for our fantastic week!
Next week we will be giving our Presidential speeches, voting on election day, and beginning our Thankful projects for the month of November. We will be wrapping up our unit on light/sound and three states of matter as we move into the Second Great Lesson mid-November. The kids have been working so hard and we have had so much fun with all of these great projects this year. The time is just flying by!
I have sent home an order form for a book that we do each year. This year we have decided to use our Presidential speeches as the theme. Each child will get two pages; one for their speech and the other to create an illustration of themselves as President. The books are $19.95 each if you would like to purchase one. Please do not feel obligated to do so. However, if you could check "no" if you don't want one and send the form back into class we can get a free copy for our classroom. I would so appreciate that!
In their mailboxes today I have sent home a permission slip for the 360 Allstars field trip that is coming up in December. Please fill it out and return it with the $8 admission as soon as possible. You can pay the $8 fee through your parent Zangle account if you prefer. We still need one (or two) chaperones for this trip. Please arrive at 9am if you are chaperoning. We will return between 11:30 and noon this day.
Lastly, and I swear I won't ask for any more money from you for a while, the kids would like to do our Classroom Faces t-shirts this year. We have not done this for two years, and again, this is completely optional. The cost of the shirt is $15 and the order form is also being sent home today. This is a one-time order opportunity for the shirt and the books.
Have a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday,