Friday, March 14, 2014

Continents and STEM day!

We've been working on our mapping unit these days. It's always a favorite of my classes. I found this project on Pinterest from the Literacyminute blog
 and knew we had to do it. At first I wasn't sure how my firsties would do cutting out the continents so I blew up my copy and they did a great job. Much better than I expected. We also learned the song The Continent Song by Teachertipster on YouTube. It was such a catchy tune my class was singing it all day and all the way down the hall to the lunch room. They were so cute about it and now they can all name the seven continents.
So have any of your schools been conducting STEM activities? This was the first time our school did it. The kindergarten, first, and second grade classes rotated rooms every 30 minutes and we each had a different activity going on. I found some awesome activities on Pinterest (of course). This is the one we did in my room. How tall of a structure can you build using these tiny cups? (shot glasses but they didn't need to know that) It was perfect for the first time doing this and because we were switching classes all morning. The kids loved it. Some wanted to take the cups home so they could keep building. It was fun and by the end of the day we were all exhausted. TGIF!! 

So now on to St. Patrick's Day weekend. As the weather goes here in Chi town Sunday is predicted to be a high of 28 degrees. Perfect for all the parades, huh?! Today was a high of 55 but 2 days ago we woke up to this...
Yuck!! Enough!!
For those who can't fathom all this snow, remember it all has to go somewhere. So needless to say it's melting and sloppy and messy everywhere. Once again, YUCK!!  I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that this is the end of it until next winter. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

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