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Neutrons

Ponds

We started by coloring pond scenes and reading “Over and Under the Pond” by Kate Messner. Then we looked at birds, first building up our vocabulary by doing a group fill-in-the-blanks exercise around the parts of a bird (e.g., crest, throat, wingbars). Next, looking at pictures of different birds, we shared and wrote descriptions. And […]

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Rain Forests

We had so much fun in this class that the time flew! I was concerned that the excitement from the potluck lunch might have the neutrons too energized to sit and listen to books and work one projects. Instead, they were very focused and we had a wonderful learning time. We are learning about rain […]

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Sea Creatures

We started the class by listening to the stories that Anna and CJ wrote about sea turtles. Then we got out a worksheet from the week before to help us remember the ocean zones we learned about. We used light blue, dark blue and black paper to represent the sunlight, twilight and midnight zones. Each […]

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Bingo and Mountains

We began a two-week trudge through the mountains with a raucous game of Bingo! As we read “The Golden Glow” by Benjamin Flouw, the group listened for specific words and crossed them out on their bingo cards. The cards were arranged differently but all used the same words, so everyone could play along together. I […]

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Balloons

Balloons, balloons, balloons…rocket balloons this week. Larger balloons travelled further and a lego weight helped keep them on track. https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/balloon-rockets/ 🙂

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Gas

Mixed the old favorite…baking soda and vinegar to have the gas blow up our orange balloons. https://www.icanteachmychild.com/magic-jack-o-lantern/

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Oobleck

Today we discussed viscosity. (Viscosity: resistance of a fluid (liquid or gas) to a change in shape, or movement of neighbouring portions relative to one another. Viscosity denotes opposition to flow.) We got our hands dirty and made oobleck! 🙂 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/oobleck-bring-science-home/

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Coral Reefs

Today, Neutrons were studying ocean habitats in Writer’s Workshop, so we made coral reefs in art class. We used styrofoam semi-spheres, pipe cleaners, beads, and plastic discs to make colorful coral reefs. All of the kids worked hard and went home with some beautiful creations!

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Oceans

The neutrons began to look at our world’s oceans today. We looked at a globe and realized that most of our planet is covered with oceans. We labeled a paper about the ocean zones and the types of animals that live in the different zones. We noticed that one of the animals that lives in […]

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Bouncy Balls

Today we got our hands messy and made Bouncy Balls! https://thestemlaboratory.com/how-to-make-bouncy-balls/

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