Friday, March 25, 2011

Mar 21-24

This week we started to experiment with ice.  First we tried to melt it fast. We learned that we had to add heat to make it melt faster.  Then we tried to keep it from melting.  While we were in the middle of the experiment, we learned that salt and water DO NOT keep ice from melting!

We are adopting a manatee named Whiskers. 

In math we had a school store.  We bought things and made change.

We had a great week!

Friday, March 18, 2011


This week we discovered what a liquid, gas, and a solid is.   A liquid is something that changes shape to fit the container.  A gas is something that changes shape to fit the container but we usually we can not see it.  A  solid is something that does not change shape to fit the container.

Today we observed ice, a solid,  turning into a liquid.

We worked on our Black Dot books and had a great week!

Friday, March 11, 2011


This week we started a new science unit.  We are studying "States of Matter".  We experimented with water for liquids.  They change shape.  We experimented with blocks of wood and foam to find that solids do not change shape.

We are working on putting details into our Black Dot books.

We are still raising money to adopt a manatee.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Feb 28-Mar 4

This week we worked on our Black Dots books.

We had a snow day on Monday (and last Friday too!)

We are studying manatees.  Many of us have done chores to raise money to adopt a manatee.  We are hoping to have enough money to adopt one next week.

In math we are studying shapes.  We made a shape museum in class.

We had a great week!