We’ve been low this week – and (shock to me) it’s actually been going really, really well so far! The children have been very involved in their work (I call play time work time when I’m in class) this week – so the noise level has been brought down a couple notches (thank God!).
Today Ms. Bennet started our sink/float experiment. I first talked about it and demonstrated it to the class. I had a few different objects and we guessed if we thought they would sink or float then we tested our hypothesis to see if we were right! The children enjoyed this a lot! Then I had a small tub of water and some more objects on our science table for the children to experiment with during choice time. Due to the fact that I apparently “need” to send paperwork home, I found this sink/float paper (scroll down to the last page of the PDF file) for the children to record their findings on. Ms. Bennet sat at the table and helped them.
While I do this experiment every year, this is the first time I had the children record their findings. Instead of having them draw or write what objects were – I had small pictures of each item (I made from clip art) that they glued in each box. This seemed to work well – but it was a very slow process! I was surprised by how good they were at guessing what would happen to each object! We will definitely be doing this for the rest of the week! Or until everyone who wants a turn has had one – and it looked like they all wanted to try! 🙂