Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Let's Go Shopping!

Finally the store opened!  From the money we've been earning doing our class jobs, and of course, our other job - homework!  The store opens once a month, and is run by the class.  Cashiers, bankers, store manager - all kid run and lots of fun!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sparky's Light Kit

"WOWZERS!  That's hot!" was not an uncommon thing to hear as our energy unit was introduced and the Thinkers were exploring electricity!

With careful planning and execution, as well as a lot of trial and error, the Thinkers worked to uncover different ways to get a lightbulb to light up using Sparky's light kit - a battery, a lightbulb, and two wires.  Talk about increasing the energy in a classroom!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Off to the Capitol!

We headed to the capitol for a day long adventure!  We toured the capitol building, and then we went on to the historical museum to see history come alive!  It was an amazing day!  (And the bus ride was awesome!)

Sitting on the glass floor to look up at the rotunda.

Voyagers and their adventures as traders.

A Soldier shared his story.

Miners used interesting tools to help
make their job easier and safer!

Transportation through the decades!

Farming on the Farm!

We made ricotta cheese out of fresh
milk!  It was yummy!
It was neat to milk a goat!
Our September was full of field trips!  Our first one found us at the farm, learning about harvest, and what products our state produces that we use regularly.

This is what milk looks like
in chemical form!

We learned how honey is made
from the honey combs.

We explored how the weather
impacted the corn crop.