Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Super Bowl and New Year's Resolutions

I usually don't do too much with Super Bowl activities in the classroom, but this year News2You dedicated a paper to the Super Bowl. We decided to use that as a basis for a lesson on voting, learning a little about football, and of course, making a Super Bowl snack. 

The classroom voted 12 to 1 for the Seahawks to win. As we know, that didn't go so well. Here are a couple pictures of our Super Bowl snack. We made fruit dip (following the recipe from News2You….We added cinnamon to the recipe you will find through the link.) 

We loved the fruit dip and apples!

Some of us liked the fruit dip MORE than the apples!

As part of our All About Me lesson, the students made New Year's resolutions about something they would like to learn how to do 'all by myself'. Here are a couple examples of our writing activity and the resolutions the students chose.


Until next time….

Monday, February 23, 2015

January(a little late)…we explored snow without a snowflake in sight!

So during the second week in January, we explore World Snow Day! We talked about snow, we made 'fake' snow, and we made a 'snow' drink….without a flake of snow to be seen. In hindsight, this unit would have been better suited for the second week of February!!

Here are some pictures of our SNOW activities….


Our homemade snow globes (actually snow baggies)

Mixing our fake snow (see about for website recipe)

Still mixing our fake snow 

We used our blender, powerlink, and switch so everyone had a turn to mix up the snow drink. We made lemonade and fruit punch. The students LOVED it and everyone had seconds!!
Enjoying a 'snow' drink

MMMM, yummmm!

Enjoying a 'snow' drink….he tried it and liked it!!

Stay warm…..and check back this week for our super bowl treats, our valentine's day masterpieces, and an exciting announcement about our Donors Choose project (hint, we had a project funded!!)!

~Mel


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

One of my resolutions is to get better about posting more frequently the things we are learning about in class. My goal would be to post at least once a month. (Fingers crossed)

The Elephant Sanctuary

This week in social studies/science, we have been learning about an Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee (thanks to the News2You newspaper this week). We worked on the vocabulary related to the story (elephant, habitat, caretakers, home) as well as discussed where we live (Ohio) versus where the sanctuary is (Tennessee).

Today, the students completed an elephant craft which they LOVED doing. We incorporated identifying body parts as well. Here are a couple pictures from out fun today.

Z adding the elephant eyes.

S adding the elephant eyes.

The finished herd of elephants!



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Parent Information Night for Special Education

IEP/ETR Questions? 
Want to meet other parents walking the same journey as you?

Come learn about IEP’s, ETR’s, Testing and Transition Planning and more! 

Come to this informational night to learn more about what is available to you as a parent of a child with disabilities. Learn to advocate for your child and get your questions answered. This event is open to any parent of a child with a disability in The Princeton City Schools.

The meeting will be held on November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Princeton High School in the Student Dining Area.

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and childcare will be provided.

To register for childcare and dinner, please contact Janet Maine, Parent Mentor at 864-1112 or jmaine@princetonschools.net  Come Join Us!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Apples and more!

September is one of my favorite months for classroom activities. In September, we always do activities relating to apples and of course, we always cook something! 

This year was no different!

In September, we learned about the inside and outside of apples. We painted with apples. We learned about what an apple tree looks like through the seasons. Then, we ended the month with making blender applesauce with Mrs. Keck's class. It was a great time for the students to spend some time with their friend who are no longer in our class. The students did amazingly well, sitting patiently, for over an hour as each student was able to participate in parts of the applesauce recipe.

Our Apple Paintings




Peeling Apples with the Apple Peeler/Corer 



Enjoying some apple peel!


Using the PowerLink and switch to blend up the applesauce


Using TouchChat app to help 'read' the recipe and answer questions about the recipe