When we were all finished with the objects, our Watch Dog Dad poured the liquid nitrogen onto the bus parking lot. It was so cool to observe what happened when he did that.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
First graders had a very special surprise last Friday. We got to practice science lab safety in a whole new way! Our Watch Dog Dad brought liquid nitrogen to school. He reminded us how important it is to wear gloves and protect our skin. With protected skin, our Watch Dog Dad, Ms. Mars, and the first grade teachers carefully placed a bouncy ball, roses, and more into the liquid nitrogen. We observed, what happened to each object when it was cooled to more than 300 degrees F below zero. The molecules were so cold they stopped moving and the objects become very hard solids. The objects all broke when hit on the ground and table.
Friday, September 11, 2015
After our snack, we spend our hard earned pennies on prizes from the class store--mustaches were favorite!
Then it was time for our First Spirit day of the year. Way to go character kids! Ya'll showed so much initiative in August!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
I signed up to do this blog post in order to connect with other teacher bloggers, and, well, show off my own hard work. I figured it would be another quick little post with a few pics, but, as I sat down time and time again to write this post I kept putting it off. I put off taking pics of my room and I put off describing into words what I had attempted to create inside the four walls I was given this year at Wooster Elementary. I tried to create a warm, welcoming, magical place. A place with endless possibilities and inspiration. A place to learn and grow for all of my wonderful students, as well as myself. Let's take a closer look!