Thursday, April 30, 2015

7th Grade Visit

Today, 7th graders from CHMS came over to our first grade classroom to share some of their writing. The 7th graders wrote ABC books all about Africa!  This was a great connection to our Jeh Kulu week. The first graders not only enjoyed their writng, they also enjoyed hearing stories about when the big kids were in first grade! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Force and Motion

Today our students used the computer lab to learn more about the forces, specifically push and pull.  They conducted experiments using pushes and pulls to move a car and other objects!  Learners concluded that larger objects require more force to move them.  Students can use these online games at home by going to Great Sites For Kids on our RES library page.  From there, look for Force and Motion under the science section! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

1st Grade Force and Motion

Our new science unit invites our first graders to explore the forces in our world and discover how things move. This week we learned how to create a "fair test".  We then performed our first experiment. Our question was does weight affect how easily something moves.  Students used balls of similar size, but different weights to test the question. Ask your child what the results of our experiment were!