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Magnet Exploration

Today we had an AWESOME time exploring magnets and all that they can do! We even went so far to paint using magnets! Check out the video and pictures from our adventures today. Challenge: tell your parents about your different discoveries about magnets or things you found interesting. Post some of your ideas or even […]

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Small Magnets Needed!!

To follow up with the agenda message, if you have any extra small magnetic items lying around your house that you would be willing to donate to our art project tomorrow, we would welcome them!! Anything like nails, washers, bobby pins, steel wool, screws, anything that is magnetic (not a magnet!) would be great!

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Intro to Magnets!

In just the first few days back at school, we have kicked off the New Year with a number of new things! Today, we started our inquiry into magnets by brainstorming all that we already know, followed by some wonders that we have. Check out the pictures below to see what the kids know and […]

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Thermometers and Temperature

Last week with Mme. Ploughman, the kids started looking at temperature/hot/cold, etc. Today we revisited a thermometer and how to read it. We noticed that on thermometers, there are tiny lines to represent counting by 1s, medium lines to count by 5s, and big lines to count by 10s. Cassie pointed out that the reason […]

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Our little visitor today

Today, I conquered a little fear. I was not only in the same room, but right up close to an actual bat! It did help that I knew he couldn’t fly, and was still a little freaky, but it was so amazing! The kids had a great time learning a bit more about bats and […]

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Clay boat challenge

We have been talking about boats and buoyancy over the past few weeks. The kids have been reading some interesting books from the library and have been sharing the things they have learned on our Wonder Board! Today, the students were given a chunk of clay with the challenge to shape it so that it […]

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Enjoy our time at the Military Museum!

What are some things you learned, discovered or thought was interesting from the Military Museum?

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Temperature Homework!

We have learned lots about temperature! How hot and cold are different, and lately, how to measure temperature…. By using a thermometer! Kids, share with your parents how to read a thermometer. Your homework for today is to find 3 different ways to measure temperature around your house. Write the different ways, as well as […]

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Temperature!

Today we started looking at hot and cold and what temperature is. The picture below are some of the things that we already knew before starting to learn more. Then we watched “Magic School Bus in the Arctic” to learn a little bit more about temperature and how to keep warm. In a comment below, […]

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Magnet Car Materials and Instructions

Today we brainstormed as a class some examples of materials that students could find at home and bring in to school to use to make their magnet vehicle. They do not need to bring/use every item on the list, as well they are free to bring other items that may not be on the list. […]

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