Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Beach Day!

First graders had a blast being at the beach all day!

There's nothing like a little reading time at the beach!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

It's About Time!

First graders started learning about clocks and telling time this week.  Wow!  Do we have some quick learners in our class!!

Our First Experiment!

First graders completed their first experiment this morning, complete with a scientific write up!  We started by learning about the scientific method and then walked through the steps of the experiment together.  The question that drove this investigation was "Does the weight of the ball affect how hard or easy it is to make it move?"  Students had to make a prediction, draw their plan, execute the plan, observe what happened during at least three trials and then write up their conclusion.  

Friday, March 3, 2017

Making Comparisons

During our force and motion unit the main materials that we will use will be a collection of balls and a ramp. One of our activities before the break was to compare and contrast the collection of balls. First graders did some testing, exploring, and rating of the balls in four different categories. They also started learning about the concept of a Fair Test.  Stay tuned for the experiments phase!