Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Attention: Do Not Be Alarmed

Perhaps you have all heard the news, or even seen it for yourself.

It seems that our classroom is going prehistoric!!

Not only were there strange animal tracks in our hallway today, which the children concluded
must be from some kind of dinosaur, but there was also a cataclysmic volcano eruption at approximately 2:13 this afternoon.


















Our scientists
soon determined there may be more eruptions at any time. . .

I've always loved this experiment- its so easy to do, and I'm sure you have all done it at some point in your life. You probably have everything you need already in your kitchen somewhere, and if you want to see this your kids go crazy for baking soda and vinegar, this is how you do it:

Fill 2L bottle 3/4 full with warm water, and add 6 drops liquid dishwashing detergent, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and red food coloring. Then pour in the vinegar and enjoy.

Our room was overtaken by lava, so we fled to the gym with Coach Gio. We were able to escape quickly, thanks to the collective agility of the children:


















We then took shelter in the library, which was perfect, because we all love the library! We get to shop for books we would like to read, and bring them back to the classroom so we can go to it whenever we finish our snack early, during rest time, or choice time. The selection is in constant rotation.












We also received a visit from our friendly local neighborhood police officer. She taught us that police officers can help us or tell us how to be safe, and now we know to dial 0 or 911 for help!

















And after practicing our handwriting, making beautiful marble paintings, and reading stories, we STILL had time for a dance party! Check out the movie below:

video

The leaves are starting to change color, and the room has been filled with talk of fall (and dinosaurs). As we remember how much fun we had at the beach this summer, we are all excited to see some beautiful leaves and pumpkins starting to appear.

Enjoy the long weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic!!!!!! We are so lucky to have you teaching our children.