April 4, 2014-Ms.Kashmira
We are "ROCK" Stars!
We have been so busy working with ROCKS! We have been making beautiful rock art, we made our first letter of our name using rocks, rock painting and so much more! All of our beautiful artwork is displayed outside our classroom and we can't wait for you to see it next week. Our hallway looks "ROCKY" and beautiful!
We will wrap up our ROCKS study unit. We will wrap it up with fun cooking activities, we will try to make our own rock, and we will be making our own musical instruments using rocks! Maybe a PK 4.2 ROCK BAND? Sounds like it is time to ROCK n ROLL!
Tues. April 8 - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE (Students Dismissal 12:00) NO LUNCH
Wed. April 9- PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE (Students Dismissal 12:00)
Thurs. April 10- PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE (Students Dismissal 12:00) NO LUNCH
If you won't be able to attend the conference on the given date and time, please let me know so we can reschedule for another day.
Reminder: April 14-18, 2014- NO SCHOOL
Teaching with <3,
SINK or FLOAT?
We did a fun activity to see if rocks float or sink. Everyone got a rock, we made sure the rocks were all different sizes, shapes and colors. Most importantly, I made sure I had a piece of pumice. The kids predicted whether or not the rocks would float or sink. They all thought it would float! I saved the pumice for last. After seeing that all the rocks sunk they also said the pumice would sink.
How is it different from the other rocks? They noticed that it had lots of holes.
Pumice is formed by volcanoes, it is an igneous rock. The holes are little gas bubbles.
They were so surprised when they saw that the pumice rock could float!
How are ROCKS used in everyday life?
ROCKS are EVERYWHERE! Rocks are used in so many ways: houses, roads, buildings, decorative purposes, statues, tools, etc.!
Then I asked them if they knew how a Pumice rock was used in a beauty salon. They were so surprised!! We then explained them that this rock is used gently on the feet to remove the hard or "dead" skin, and have smooth skin.
We had a little demo for each one of them to experience how the pumice rock was used. They loved it! Some found it very very ticklish!