Sunday, March 27, 2016

Force and Motion with Cars

First Graders have been exploring force and motion concepts.  Recently we have been learning how to conduct a fair test.  Learners took 3 match box cars and had to figure out how to fairly tell which car was the fastest.  Students worked in teams to ensure the test was fair.  Then they rated their cars fastest to slowest. All students shared their results from their test.  Ask your child the name of their fastest car!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Force and Motion With Dr. Seuss

Our first grade computer lab time was Seuss-tacular today! Learners visited the website Seussville and played the Green Eggs and Ham game. In the game, learners use pushes and pulls to move the the egg to the ham.  It is a great way to experiment with the forces concept.  Students could choose between over easy or hard boiled for a difficulty level. Seussville is a free website that has lots of fun games and stories for our learners to explore. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

1st Grade Scientists At Work

This week our first graders started to tackle our new science until on force and motion.  Learners used the scientific method to set up and conduct an experiment.  The formed a hypothesis comparing a light ball and a heavy ball of the same size.  They asked which would be easier to move using a push of air.  Ask your learner about the results of their experiment!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Donald Duck Shows 1st Graders All About Force and Motion

Today First Graders learned all about force and motion from a Donald Duck cartoon!  We used a clip and watched all the things that pushed and pulled Donald and Pluto around the lake.  Learners wrote down the action and the force behind the motion.  Then learners shared their writing with their table!  We found over 40 different push or pull movements in the clip!  Thank you Donald and Pluto for helping to teach us all about force and motion. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

10's Go Fish

First Graders are working on getting their 10's Facts fast as lightning! What better way to practice than with a game? So, today we played 10's Go Fish. It is similar to the good old card game we all know, but instead of matching like cards, you have to match 10 Facts.  What a fun afternoon!