Tuesday, January 31, 2012

States of Matter

 I have to say that states of matter are not a forte of mine when it comes to science however we did have fun with this little number.  The students had to investigate water, milk, vegetable oil, and food coloring mixtures.  They had a great time and more than one AHA moment for them.  Here are some exciting clips. 
Watching the food coloring as it floats down past the oil before spreading out in the water/milk.

Drawing and making observations of our investigation

Martin Luther King Day

For Martin Luther King Day we did a variety of short lessons. We started of with a civil rights spelling packet using upper level words and doing spelling pyramids, alphabetical order, and dictionary guide word work to name a few skills.  In Reading we read My Brother Martin from our Reading Street series.  Also to practice fluency I typed up the most recognizable part of "I Have a Dream" speech.  They used this to graph their cold reads and mark improvement as the week progressed.  Then from a fellow blogger I saw this great Math Glyph about Dr. King.  We had a HOOT making this.  Here are a few pictures of how they turned out along with way we can make the world a better place.

I can make the world a better place by picking up trash when people throw thair trash on the ground. 

I can make the world a better place by not using violents but using words, and to love and car about others.   

Friday, January 6, 2012


I'm so excited about the Cotton Bowl tonight!  As a proud Alum of the great Kansas State University I decided to wear my purple pride on Friday rather than the traditional Blue and Gold for our HS game tonight!!  
Most years my class is splattered with Nebraska fans or KU fans (now I'll reserve all thoughts on either of this at this time )  but this year I have a great group that just like whatever I like.  No true allegiance out there :)  Only 1 stands out and proudly wore purple today!  
I had to get a quick shot of her and I before classes began this morning. 

I'm sad I don't get to go down to Dallas for the game (like 15? something hrs by car??) and not flights locally because I live in the middle of no-man's-land however I will be cheering loud from my living room big screen!! 

Purple Pride, Mrs. Sebelius is Alum too, tear, we are at school today :O( 

Fight you K-State Wildcat's, Fight!!