Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Videos and Songs to help remember content

I have inserted two videos that we have watched in class. The first video is a cute song about the water cycle. The students have made up some motions to go along with it to help them remember the water cycle. The second video is about the early European Explorers. The students love to sing this song. I hope you enjoy, and that you are singing along!

The Water Cycle Song

Discovering America

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Exciting Events at Holly Springs!

<em>Breast Cancer Ribbon</em> Magnet Large 4"x8"
Tomorrow is our school's first PINK OUT day! We encourage you to remind your child to dress up in as much pink as possible tomorrow. We are supporting the search for the cure. Our school will also be releasing balloons tomorrow afternoon. Your child can purchase a balloon to release for $1. The proceeds will go to our school's Relay For Life fund. *No child will be penalized for non-participation.

Don't let math or technology trick you! Next Thursday, October 27th is Trick or Treat Night – PTSO Math and Technology Night 
 This event will be from 6:00 – 7:30 – we will have three 20 minute rotations with the last 15 minutes to trick or treat time to each teachers door.  Students are allowed to wear their costumes to school. (No masks or scary costumes allowed) This will be a fun night to learn some great games to help with math! We will also be showcasing student technology. Our classroom has been working diligently on Native American PowerPoints, and we would love for you to stop by and see them!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Water Cycle

We have just wrapped up our first Science Unit, Ecosystems. The students loved having the opportunity to participate in fun experiments! We built a classroom ecosystem, and did research on different types of ecosystems. Our next unit is weather. We will begin by discussing the water cycle.

I have included a few websites that have interactive activities on the water cycle.

Interactive Water Cycle

Water Cycle Game

NASA Video on the Water Cycle

Happy Studying!