Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Spring Fling Thing Day

The Spring Fling Thing Day
by Room 19's Students

     Spring Fling Thing Day is a special day.  It is special because we got to go to different stations today.  They all had something to do with spring. 
     We got to put sentences into order.  That was the "Sentence Jumble" station.  We got to string spring eggs.  That was the "Egg Stringing" station.  We got to circle verbs on a paper  that we saw our partners do while blowing bubbles. That was the "Verb Bubbles" station.  We found eggs with our sight words on them outside on the playground.  That was called the "Word Egg" station. We wrote sight words on the playground with chalk in the "Chalk Word" station. We read spring books in the "Spring Reading" station. 
     We had fun writing on the ground with the chalk. We had a lot of fun hunting for the word eggs, too.  Everybody got to do all the stations and they were fun!  We all had FUN going to all the stations!!  

Friday, March 15, 2013

DuPont Science Show

DuPont Science Show

     Today we saw the DuPont Science Show.  It was AWESOME!  We wanted to list some of the things we saw at the show.
·     Popping Balloons
·     Shooting Balls from a Tiny Cannon
·     Fire with Balloons and Loud Noises
·     Explosions
·     Water Changing Colors with Acids and Bases
·     Dry Ice that Blew Up a Balloon
·     Penny Experiment
·     Shrinking Balloons
·     Water Lock Diaper
·     Predictable Science that Looked Like Magic
·     Lighting Oxygen on Fire in a Bottle
·     Ball Bouncing Contest
·     Banana Hammer
·     Frozen Shattering Ball
·     Egg In and Out of the Bottle
My Favorite Part
·     Brandie-“I  liked where they put fire on the stick and they popped the balloon.  It was loud!”
·     Alexis-“I liked when the balloon exploded.”
·     Elora-“My favorite part was when the balloon made a big explosion.”
·     Kylee-“My favorite part was when they had the frozen ball and it shattered.”
·     Landon-“My favorite part was when the kid was using a banana for a hammer to put the nail into the wood.”
·     Brittney-“ I liked when the guy lit the little can and it launched up into the air and exploded.”

·     Maya-“I liked when the girl put the egg in the bottle.  They rubbed the bottle and the egg finally came back out.”
·     Damien-“I liked the ball breaking on the floor into pieces.”
·     Bryan-“My favorite part was when they put fire on the Pringles can and it exploded into the air.”
·     Harley-“My favorite part was when they exploded the balloons at the end of the show.”
·     Madison-“I liked the liquid nitrogen.  They put a banana and a ball into it and it was like ice.  They froze, then they broke.”
·     Jack-“I liked the part where Mrs. Settle and Landon had a contest.  The scientist gave Mrs. Settle a dud of a ball that did not bounce.  He gave Landon the ball that bounced all the way to the ceiling.  Landon won the contest.”
·     Aiden-“A balloon was in the ice in a bowl.  The balloon got small and the air inside shrunk up.  When they took it out the balloon got warm and the air blew the balloon back up.”
·     Angel-“My favorite part was when the balloon was blowing up on the bottle.  He had put dry ice into the bottle.”
·     Olivia-“My favorite part was when my teacher had a competition with Landon.”
·     Ariah-“I liked when you and Landon had a competition, too.”
·     Jasmine-“My favorite part was when they broke the ball.”
·     Adaia-“My favorite part was when they mixed the acids and the bases with water.  The water changed colors.”
·     Destiny-“My favorite part was when my teacher had a contest.  I thought it was funny.  Mrs. Settle lost.”
·     Hope-“I liked the part where the balloons popped.”
·     Abby-“I liked the part where my teacher and Landon had a competition.”
·     Icy-“I liked the part where the pennies went into Nitric Acid. It turned the mix into black and brown.  At the end it stopped and the mix changed blue.” 
·     Ashton-“I liked where they lit the stick.  The last balloon popped and blew up.  It made fire!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Chinese Acrobats Come to Visit

Chinese Acrobats 
by Room 19 

     Chinese acrobats came to McKinley School. They juggled, twirled plates on sticks, and rode on unicycles doing tricks, and someone was flipping masks quickly while dancing. 
     First, one of the men juggled hats. He would wear one, take it off and throw it up while juggling. He did a cartwheel while juggling and the hat he was juggling landed on his head.

     Next, two girls rode unicycles. They balanced bowls on their heads while they rode the unicycles. They were kicking the bowls and trying to get them to land on their head but they dropped one. The girl picked it up and tried again. She finally did it. At the end they stopped and got off their unicycles. 

     Then, the girls were spinning plates on sticks and none of the plates fell.  They rolled backwards while balancing them.  None of the plates fell.  They spun the plates while keeping their arms up.  They moved their arms in different ways and still the plates did not fall.

    Also, we saw girls with Chinese yo-yos.  They threw the yo-yos to each other. They caught them on the strings.  The girls were throwing the yo-yos up into the air. They went as high as the ceiling and when they came down the girls caught them.

 Finally, a man came out wearing a mask and a cape.  He frightened our principal and a kindergartener. When he shook our teacher’s hand he changed his mask without using his hands.  It looked like the mask changed just by the turning of his head.  Mrs. Settle jumped in surprise when the mask changed right before her eyes!  The mask was red and then turned into a green mask.  Sometimes the mask was the face of a cat, the face of a bunny, a clown, or it was black, white, pink or blue.  At the end we saw the man’s real face.

We thought this was a good show.  It was fun to watch.  It had funny parts in the show.  We are glad the Chinese acrobats came to McKinley School!