Wednesday, November 21, 2012


During this mixture experiment we used oil, water, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer.  We created our own bubbling volcanoes!!!

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles..........

We combined baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring to create bubbles.  We are learning about solids, liquids, and gas.  We created GAS!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bat Day!!!

Sorry it's taken until November to post about Bat Day....I've been a tad busy.  We had an awesome day!!!! We broke up our three classes into three different groups and had each group experience Mrs. Zauner's bat fact puzzle, Mrs. Fauvell's bat bone activity, and my Bat Trunk activity where we were able to explore bat bodies and look at two different bat skeletons.  After our stations we all gathered together for a Reading Rainbow movie about bats and how they live.  Here are a few photos.

Not sure why this is upside down. :)

Bat fact puzzle

Watching the video

Friends and cousins

Bat bodies

Microbat body

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another Birthday!!

Here is Colette!  It was her birthday last week.  Here is what we think of her........

Monarch Butterfly Video Conference with Texas

We had a fantastic time connecting with Texas yesterday. We are studying the life cycle and migration of the Monarch Butterfly.  There were a lot of amazing facts that were new to us.  Some of the facts that were new to some of us were:

  • While inside the chrysalis the caterpillar turns into goo while changing into a butterfly!
  • Montana's Monarch Butterflies migrate to Southern California while Monarchs from the other side of the Rocky Mountains migrate to Mexico.
  • The migration of Monarchs are in danger due to tree cutting in Mexico.
  • Generation 1-3 of the Monarch Butterfly live for only 30 days while the 4th generation will live up to 8 months.  
  • A male butterfly has brown spots on it's lower part of it's wings.
  • There are actually 5 stages of the life cycle if you include when the caterpillar first hatches.

Amazing information we received yesterday.  We can't wait for our next video conference. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

An Afternoon with Mr. Short

Last week we had an afternoon with Mr. Short.  He talked to us about safety, many types of safety. We talked about Halloween safety, weapon safety, stranger danger, and fire safety.  The students really listened and had a lot of questions and comments and of course some stories.  Thank you Steve!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012


We are celebrating homecoming this week.  We made hats and went to our high school parade...GO LIONS!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Sammy!!!!!

It's Sammy's birthday today....check out what his friends think of him.....He is loved.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Another Birthday.....

This is Jaylen.  Her birthday was September 3rd.  We celebrated her birthday with root beer floats that her mom and dad brought in.

Here are what her friends think about her:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Picture Day!!!!!!!!!

We had school pictures today.  Along with school pictures come our own personal comb.  Some of us decided to make comb mustaches.  

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 3.....Awesome!....and Our First Birthday of the School Year

It is day three and this year is going to be awesome like all the rest.  My kids are settling into their routines.  This is going to be a great year.  Today we had our first birthday of the school year.  This is Taylor.  We each chose a word to describe Taylor.  Her classmates love her.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Countdown Begins!!!!

So the countdown begins.  We have a little time before school starts.  I'm very excited.  I have our class ready and now I'm just in the planning mode.  I hope you all have had a wonderful summer.  I have.  I worked at summer school, took two trips to California, and played with my family at the lake.  I look forward to a school year full of fun and learning.  I also look forward to getting to know all of you!!  Have fun these last few days of summer and come back to school excited and ready to learn!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

We Have Tulips!!!!

At the beginning of our school year Mrs. Goheen helped us plant Emperor Red tulips in our atrium.  We now have many beautiful red tulips.  Come by and check them out when you have the chance.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Music! Music! Music!

Johnny and his family performed for us today.  It was amazing.  Johnny sang and played the harmonica!  What a treat it was to watch.  Thank you from all the 2nd graders and 1st graders.  We loved it!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cherry Blossom Branches

Today we created cherry blossom branches.  I found this idea on Pinterest.  The original idea came from the blog Alphamom.  It's a fun idea.  Simply paint the branch and then dip a soda bottle bottom into pink paint for the flowers.  Thank you Mrs. Pluid for helping out with this project!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Police Officer Meier

We took a break from creating our catapults to have a discussion with Police Officer Meier about his job and the importance of calling 911 at the appropriate time, ONLY for an emergency.  Thank you Mr. Meier!


Yesterday we created our catapults! Students were given materials then they had to come up with a way to create their own catapult. We will launch different projectiles on Monday and estimate and record actual distances our projectiles traveled.  More photos to come Monday!

Art with Wanda Mumm

We had another amazing art lesson with Wanda Mumm.  We learned about the color wheel and how to mix primary colors to create all other colors.  We had a great time.  Thanks Wanda!