Monday, October 26, 2009

Our Jack-O-Lantern

Thanks so much to Megan's dad for coming to school on Friday and carving a jack-o-lantern with the class. The class really had a great time!! We counted the seeds and found there were 500. We have been reading some spooky Halloween books by the light of the jack-o-lantern. Thanks Mr. Gallagher!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jack-o-lanterns and Scaring Pepper

Mrs. Wiseman came on Friday to do a fun experiment with the class. We started with a bowl of water and added some pepper. The class observed that the pepper spread all over the surface of the water. Then they dipped a toothpick in dishwashing liquid and touched it to the water. The pepper was "scared" and all rushed to the sides of the bowl. Lots of oohs and aahs were heard!! Mrs. Wiseman explained that it was because of surface tension.

In the afternoon we had fun making some jack-o-lanterns from paper strips. Some were funny and some were pretty scary!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our Fall Window

Thanks to Rheana Powell our classroom window is so cute!! She painted a fall picture of Winnie the Pooh on our window. Thanks Mrs. Powell!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Oreo Day was lots of fun! We stacked Oreos for the OREO Projecet, made Oreo sculptures, at Oreos. Fun, fun, fun!

Friday, October 9, 2009

We had a short but very busy day today. We painted jack-o-lanterns for our hall bulletin board. Then we painted a strip of white paper with some new glitter watercolor paints. The boys and girls loved seeing the paint sparkle on their paper. We'll cut leaf shapes out of our glitter painting and add them to our door with the kids that look a whole bunch like our first graders! We talked about Christopher Columbus in our Scholastic News today and were visited by Mr. Riggs who talked to us about saying no to drugs.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

O.R.E.O. Day

We had lots of fun stacking Oreos today. Thanks so much to Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Buchen, Mrs. Mendenhall, and Ms. Jane Priest for helping us stack Oreos today. Thanks also to all of the families who sent Oreos to make the project possible. The highest stack was made by Armando with 20 Oreos. Alexis Mendenhall came in second with 19. and Lexi and Thomas tied for third with 18 each.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fire Safety

Today we were visited by two of our local firemen. They talked to us about fire safety and brought two of their fire trucks to show us how they use them to help fight fires. They also showed us some of the equipment they use to help them fight fires. We also discussed fire safety in class and made a fire safety booklet. Then everyone wrote some fire safety rules that they remembered. We are working on making a fire dog to display our writing with. Ask your child how they can be safe if there is a fire.