In this last week of school, before Christmas break, yes, I said Christmas, we have been cranking out some great thoughts, ideas, and INFERENCES.
I borrowed this first idea from Life in 4B. For a week, the class tracked and graphed their hours of sleep. Each child then responded to the data and came up with some great inferences! I was surprised with how many kiddos slept 5 hours or less on a regular basis. Go to bed!! Here are a few pictures, more to come tomorrow that had some great inferences and connections between attitude, grades, work, and sleep.
|Our class mean|
After the students inferred that we should all take after-lunch naps, we moved on to the Potato Experiment. (If you've never seen it, be prepared to be amazed.) Quick summary; 4 potatoes, dirty hands, clean hands, flu season..ewww!!We are on day one of the experiment, but as a dutiful teacher, I will post every couple days, even over break, to share pictures of the potatoes. ( Sorry some are sideways, but it is 10:49 pm and bed is calling my name...loudly.)
|Again the students used sticky notes to record observations. Changes are occuring and it has only been hours.|
|Students used sticky notes to record their thoughts. Not bad for first try! We will be working on adding exact measures next time.|