Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What we've been doing...

What can you make with lemons, sugar, water, and baking soda? Lemon soda, of course!
First, we mixed water and lemon juice and tasted the result.  Next, we added sugar and tasted the result of that.  Last, we added baking soda, which reacts with the lemon juice to make a fizzy soda-like drink.  Some kids liked it, and some thought it was not so appetizing.  Either way, it gave us the chance to  continue discussing solutions and reactions. 

The past few days in math, we've been learning about basic place value, estimation, and patterns on a hundreds chart.  You might remember signing a piece of paper in the beginning of the year that acknowledged wether or not you would like to subscribe to Highlights magazine.  Well, just for sending that little slip back to school, they sent me this beautiful hundreds chart for free!

As you can see, the cards are two-sided for patterning.  We have been learning about moving left and right on the chart to count by ones and moving up and down on the chart to count by tens.  

During Religion class, we've been learning about the Good Samaritan.  This is an awful picture, but it shows the little figures I am using on the felt board to tell the story. 
I know we didn't have memory work this week, but the new verses will be in your child's G.O. book tomorrow. 

That should give you a little update on what we've been doing.  I'll be posting tomorrow or Friday on our recent verb and adjective projects. Thanks for reading!

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