Friday, January 20, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Rainstorm


What do you think this is?
Which direction are the clouds moving?
Why are the rain and the clouds moving in different directions?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Beating the Box

This game would work so well with Pre-Kinders and Kindergarten students! And it doesn't have to be seasonal. You could do also it at the end of the school year.

To prepare:
Place a small but "worthy" and unbreakable item in a box. Wrap it. Place it in a bigger box. Wrap it. Repeat however many times you wish.

You also need two oven mitts and a pair of dice.

To play, everyone gathers in a circle. For a classroom, I suggest sitting on the floor.

The first person tosses the dice. First person to roll a pair gets the first "whack" at the box. They put on the oven mitts and try to open the package any way they can (without using their teeth!) In the meantime, the dice keep getting passed from person to person until another pair is rolled. Then that person puts on the mitts and has their turn beating on the box.

This rolling and beating continues until the prize is eventually recovered. But, warning! This does eat up a lot of time!

Friday, January 13, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Ice


What do you see happening?
Why doesn't it land in the water?
Why does it slide across the pond?

Monday, January 9, 2017

It's a New Year Song



It's a New Year Song

(Tune: "Alouetta")

It's a new year!
Happy, happy new year!
Happy New Year
Twenty Seventeen!

Friday, January 6, 2017

5 Minute Science Lesson - Moon Landing


What do you think you're watching?
Where do you think this is taking place?

“WE’RE ON OUR WAY, HOUSTON” – On December 14, 1972, humanity left the Moon for the last time. Apollo 17 astronauts Jack Schmitt and Gene Cernan ascended from the lunar surface to rendezvous with the orbiting command module and begin the journey home.

Friday, December 30, 2016

5 Minute Science Lesson - Snow


Can you tell what this is?
What does it also look like?
Why do you think this snow is falling sideways instead of straight down?

Monday, December 26, 2016

Snowmen Names


Create a wall mural where the students write the letters of their name on white circle "snowballs" to build their name snowman.