Monday, October 14, 2013

Focus Wall for Texas Treasures Unit 3

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Science with Kong...

We have a parent volunteer in second grade who is fabulous! He is getting is doctorate in biology and loves to teach our kiddos science! First he asked them what they knew about rocks. They said that rocks are made from heat and pressure. Then he asked them what pressure was. They couldn't give him a very good answer, so he demonstrated! He had 12 kids on the table when he did it in my class. This is a picture of him in my friend's class. He kept asking the kids, "Am I a rock yet?" Then he asked them if they could stand there for a couple of hundred years! They really got the concept of PRESSURE!
 The next thing he taught them was about erosion. He gave each table a mason jar with sandstone in it. We have plenty of that in Southern Utah!!! The kids shook the jar and it got really muddy. They wrote in science journals and we made a class book. They begged him to come back. He was great.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Math Word Wall

I have been working on this word wall for our new math program and finally finished it! It goes along with the McGraw-Hill My Math Program, but I added some slides of my own.