Next week we are going to work on the short sound that o makes, so on Friday, we learned the long o sound. We learned that vowels have two sounds. They say their own name and they have another sound. Friday we learned about the Ocean! We started our morning off by doing some exploring of Ocean creatures in books.
Our first experiment of the day was to make an ocean level bottle (that doubles as a wave maker)
We sorted animals into two groups : Zoo Animals or Ocean Animals. We worked in a small group of 2 or 3 in a group. The goal was to talk to our "team" and work together.
Experiment #2 for the day was salt water vs. fresh water. Most of the kids have had experience fishing or swimming in fresh water but most have not experienced salt water from the ocean. The few kids that have been in the ocean were quick to tell us how yucky the water is! It is salty! Salt water has a special characteristic to it and our job was to figure out what it was. Everyone got 2 glasses of water - one with no salt the other with quite a bit of salt. We dropped a jewel into the fresh water and watched it sink to the bottom. Then we dropped the other jewel into the salt water and watched it... DROP TO THE BOTTOM! ACCCCKKKK! I was panicked and perplexed as I tried it earlier and it had worked. We then figured out we had to stir the salt water up a bit. We tried it again and TA DA!
It was a fun SCIENCE-Y day in TK today!
Student of the Week: Jameson
Monday: Library Snack: Jameson ART
Wednesday: Snack: Jessa MUSIC
Friday: NO TK