Ms. Holcomb & Mrs. Childress
After discussing our feelings and love, we made the connection to our physical bodies. We began the next part of our study by asking the question, Does the heart in our body look the same or different than a Valentines heart?
Friends who thought it would look the same: 7
During our time in the science lab Mrs. Wesson reinforced our learning of how the heart works and showed the girls in a hands on way how the blood inside our body circulates through the body.
"It holds onto the oxygen and takes it allllll over our body and then comes back!"
Another visit to the lab, the girls explored how to keep our heart healthy. The girls learned that they can eat the right foods to keep our heart healthy and strong.
"Bread apples and fish and eggs and chicken are good for your heart."
You can make your heart go fast when you exercise! You can jump, play, and run to make your heart go beat, beat, beat, beat super fast!- Ivy
My heart beats slow when I am resting. It beats slow when I read books or working on my school work."- Kadence
Reactions during the dissection.
It looks like a squishy toy for dogs!- Jaycelyn
I thought it would be like a valentine heart.- Ivy
It's so cool! It feels kind of hard.- Frannie
It smells like paint and I think it feels gooey.- Maddie
I didnt know sheeps had heatys too.- Anitza
I see the blood in here. I opened it all by myself!- Eloise
It looks like a mushroom. It feels squishy.- Stella
I thought it was going to be blue and red all over like the ones in our classroom.- Clara
Yeah but its like a peach color.- Raven
The muscle is squishy.- Emma
I wonder how old this sheep was? I think it was maybe 92.- Camille
It looks like steak bones. Is the sheep still alive?- Raven
The heart looks like it has a stem!- Kadence
When I pick it up it feels cold.- Lilly
Why do we have valentines day?
Because you love people and you give something to them.- Emma
We give people things because you love people and care for them.- Kadence
It’s a day that we show people we love them.- Jaycelyn
You show people your love and kindness on this day.- Clara
What does love mean?
It means you really like them like I really love my mommy and daddy and I care for them.- Eloise
I think it means to care about them and hug them and eat with them. Lindy
You know you love someone when you hug them.- Camille
I love my parents because every night my mom and dad come give me hugs at bedtime.- Maddie
Love is a feeling that we have. Where do we feel love?
In our hearts!
I can feel disappointed.- Stella
"Our hearts are all so beautiful!"- Emma
"I love my mommy because she loves me back."- Lilly
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Building and sequencing the steps to make a snowman. The girls used play-dough and loose parts to create a snowman. Next the girls thought about all of the steps they completed to finish this task. They were able to discuss this with a friend who was also playing here to compare and contrast if their sequence was similar.
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Sorting animals based on if they thrive in the snow or without snow. The girls sorted the animals and then documented their discoveries into their doodle pad. The girls then independently sounded out how to spell the name of each animal.
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The girls have been studying maps and globes. We first looked at how globes and maps are a like and different. The girls were then given an opportunity to create their own map of Earth. After illustrating the continents the girls located and labeled the north pole and the south pole. Next the girls papier-mâchéd spheres and created globes. The girls not only labeled the poles but also the equator.
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Icy patterns: The girls were invited to create any variation of patterns that they could think of. They were given examples of ABC, AAB, ABB, AABB, or any other pattern they wanted to try.
Now that we have seen how our warm hands can make ice melt, the girls began another experiment to see which of 5 trays would melt the fastest. The trays each tested a different theory; salt, sugar, warm water, milk, and then ice without anything added.
Emma-warm water because it will melt fast When I put ice in my milk at home it melted. Maddie
If you put hot water in cold it will melt faster. Lindy
I think salt. Jaycelyn
Hypothesis of what will melt the ice the fastest:
After lunch we headed back to the lab to see what the results would be.
The water melted it the fastest! Even the lego fell out!- JK student
Something that happens year after year or something that is passed down from generation to generation
Recording their findings through observational drawings.
We worked with Mrs. Wesson to open up our class pumpkin and we identified all of the parts of a pumpkin. The girls were able to see the parts, feel the parts, and even smell the pumpkin. Next, the girls worked together to create groups of ten to discover how many pumpkin seeds were inside our pumpkin. The girls would collect ten seeds in their cup and then place their findings in the class collection cup. We kept track of the sets of ten by making tally marks. The grand total ended up being 315 seeds!!
What other cycles can we think of?