Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a great time at the party! Thank you to all the moms that helped out and made the party so special!

Music courtesy of Mary Mary

Saturday, February 10, 2018

100th Day of School

The students had a great time celebrating the 100th day of school.  They started by creating "100 Days Smarter" crowns.  They each had ten strips and added ten items to each strip.  Then we did a variety of other 100th Day activities including making a "gumball" machine with 100 gumballs, creating a 100 pattern block design, and a 100 cup structure (we only made it to 88 before it came crashing down).  We also sang the "One-Zero-Zero" song a lot

Below are some pictures from the day.

Song courtesy of Music K-8

Sunday, January 14, 2018

December Fun!

We had a lot of fun in the month of December. These are the highlights from the entire month!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Making Butter

Music by Taylor Swift, "Shake it Off"

The students wanted to experiment with how our ancestors created butter.  Did you know it is as simple as a Mason jar, heavy whipping cream and a little bit of elbow grease?  

The students had several turns shaking the jar (with the help of Taylor Swift) and within ten minutes we had homemade butter.  The recipe is linked below if you would like to try it at home.

After we had separated the butter from the remaining water we added a little bit of cinnamon, honey and powdered sugar.  The students each had a taste on crackers.  The end result was delicious!

Try it at home using these directions!

If you would like to try the cinnamon butter follow the recipe below once you have created the butter in a jar.

Simple Cinnamon Butter

½ to 1 cup butter, softened
½ cup icing/confectioners' sugar (optional)
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Turkey Talk

The students have been studying turkeys.  We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  They gathered information about what turkeys have, listed what turkeys are, and what turkeys can do.   They used the information to write a small report about turkeys.  In addition, the students completed a directed drawing of a turkey and added their voice to make the turkey come to life.  Enjoy!!