Monday, February 18, 2013

Mostly Magnets

The kids have loved studying magnets for the past two weeks.  I have to admit, I LOVE playing with magnets too.  We only had to address a few standards and cover some basic vocabulary: attract, repel, magnetism, poles, compass, types of magnets, magnetic fields, classifying things that a magnet will attract and not attract.

Here are some materials that we used in class:
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science)

Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart (Amazing Science (Picture Window))ScienceSaurus® 4-5

The last day I set up a few stations.  They used the iron filings to see the magnetic field, they experimented with the mineral magnetite, used a compass and a compass made with a needle and cork that floated on water.


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Paint Chip Poetry

We created poems using paint chips, metaphors, feelings and similes...ENJOY!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ghost Preposition Hunt

We had a Preposition Ghost Hunt last week and had a blast.  The kids hid ghosts around the room and had to write sentences using prepositional phrases where they were hidden.  We are working on elaborating our sentences and varying sentence beginnings.