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Saturday, January 31, 2009
As the Hangar Theatre Project progresses, the class has brainstormed a really cool play plot that is coming together nicely. To practice the opening scene, Sophie volunteers to play "Metricstein" as the other mad scientists stand around thinking of how to bring her to life.
Posted by Miss Coffey at 1:25 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday we launched the Hangar Theatre Project! Camilla, our actor, met with our class and created a web on everything the students know about "theatrical production." Later, John Simon, our musician, met with the entire 4th grade to sing songs, tell stories, and get the kids singing and moving. Below, the kids play "John Simon Says" and sing "Yellow Submarine."
Posted by Miss Coffey at 3:27 PM
Tuesday Caroline Elementary was fortunate and forward enough to make the decision to watch the Inauguration on cable TV. The whole school gathered in different classrooms by grade. The hallways were silent and emptied as eyes were glued to the screens of this historic moment. The children stood when the crowd at Washington was asked to stand, and clapped for president Obama throughout the event.
Posted by Miss Coffey at 2:26 PM
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday we worked with balances. We put an object on one side and gram weights in the other and learned that when the balance is even on both sides, we have found the mass. Below, Andrew practices, and at the other table Hunter, Ethan, Austin, Greyson, and Nick look on to find the mass of Nick's hat.
Posted by Miss Coffey at 6:21 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
During the last couple science lessons we studied density. After finding the mass of a liquid and dividing it by its volume, we figured out the density of water, corn syrup, and oil. Then I put all 3 liquids in one beaker and we observed what happened: they moved into separate layers! A neat thing to make at home is your own "lava lamp."
Posted by Miss Coffey at 2:33 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This week we've started a new science unit: Measurement. Today we completed our first lab practicing the Scientific Method: making hypotheses, conducting an experiment, recording our results, and coming to conclusions. We completed the "Mystery Powders" lab where we tested the reaction of 6 different powders when water, iodine, and vinegar are added to each powder sample. Below, Ethan uses his pipette to add the liquid to the powder. Ruth and Celia add vinegar to their baking powder and observe that it fizzes and bubbles!
Posted by Miss Coffey at 6:19 PM