We’re working on the weather cycle, so we pulled out the mini water cycle ziplock bag activity. Instead of having every child do a sandwich or quart-sized bag, every table actually worked on a gallon-sized bag together. By taking turns by calling the students’ colors, it actually worked really well as a collaborative active (See how table colors work in this Bright Ideas post). And the gallon-sized bags worked a lot better at showing all of the parts and the condensation.
It’s been the year of orugas (caterpillars) in our classroom, and one sweet student brought in a Luna moth caterpillar for us. The first day it wrapped itself up in a cute, little tamale! According to the internet, it will take all winter to make its transformation.
We’ve also been learning our clouds. We pulled out the shaving cream, and I learned that shaving cream is really hard to form into the shape of clouds. It ended up being a crazy mess but at least the room smelled good! We also used Expos to mark the height in miles of each type of cloud.
I LOVE Lita Lita’s science bilingual flip books. They’re great as individual activities or as inserts in interactive notebooks. Her Clouds Fold and Learn was a perfect addition to our cloud study.