Hello all first grade blog readers, sorry for the delay in posting the past week. We have been having so much fun in the first grade class and doing so many fun activities. Mr. Mike did a great cooking activity that involved a great message to the kids along with them getting creative with cooking. Mr. Mike read a book called Stone Soup is an old folk tale in which hungry strangers compel the local people of a town into sharing their food. The story teaches that sharing can lead to everyone being happy instead of people not sharing and people being not happy. Mr. John taught the students about surface tension with a project that had the kids use paper clips and a bowl of water. Last week we had February break and for the students who came to B.A.S.E they all had a great time.
I guess the groundhog was wrong after all. Hopefully spring can still start early and we won't have to much more snow the rest of the year. Before we had two days off of school we were having so much fun doing our weekly projects. The theme for the week was ramps and pathways and our class had lots of fun exploring with them. For our science project this past week Mr, Mike did an experiment with the children showing how different liquids can react to each other depending on what is in each liquid. The children were able too see how food coloring might react with soap as opposed to water. Finally our cooking project with Ms. Kristen was canceled due to our snow day. From the first grade teacher we hope that you all enjoy your February Vacation whether if its at base or where ever you may be.
Mr. Mike here for the last time, officially signing off for the month of January. I apologize for the delay, but I have a lot to catch you all up on.
With February vacation fast approaching, I would like to remind you that we have our deadline to register for vacation week by tomorrow, February 5th. Any questions, please ask when dismissing your child and we will gladly assist you in the process.
In spirit of music week, the kids made their own instruments with only a handful of household items such as plastic Easter eggs, rice, cups, noodles, and plenty of tape. We tested out our instruments, named them, and sang a few familiar songs. Overall, it was a hit!
Our next project was with Mr. John, making snow gauges in anticipation for the snow storm and having something to measure how much accumulated over the night. The kids had a blast making them and learned that with a few simple items around the house, you can create something really useful and cool!
And last but not least, we had our STEM spectacular project with Miss Kristen. Each student had the choice to build a base out of paper in either the shape of a cylinder, triangle, or square. Once the base was built, they tested how sturdy their structure was by stacking books on top. Some were able to stack 20+ books! It was a great introduction to STEM which is our current theme this week.
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