Tuesday, February 7, 2012

One of Those Days, RAK, and Gummy Worms

Driving home today, I was just so overwhelmed with all of the things I have to do before 9:00 am tomorrow morning (entering grades, reorganizing guided reading groups, entering RTI data, getting organized for my newly started reading conferences, etc.)...not to mention I found out at 1:30 today that I have to go to a PD all day Thursday...and I was left thinking, "how can I fit in what I was planning to do in 5 days into 4 days?" Well, the answer probably is, it's impossible, but I'm going to try. I just couldn't help but think, "is anything I am doing working? Are my kids learning?" Gosh, I hope so!


When I got home, I got an email from Stephanie McCumbee, with her 100th Day packet attached. She gave it away to the first 2 comments on her post about it yesterday, and I was the third. How amazing of her to be so generous to email it to me too! I am thrilled...it made my day :)

On to gummy worms!

Last week we did this really fun experiment with physical change - I got the idea from Doris at Third Grade Thinkers (totally obsessed, if you can't tell). Basically, you leave a gummy worm (or bear) in water overnight and observe the changes. OMG, the changes are CRAZY! Even I was amazed! Here are some pics:

We are finally finished with matter, and on to African American history! Yay! Hopefully I'll be back this weeks with some pics to share :)


Sandra said...

The gummy activity looks so fun!!
It is sooo hard trying to hit all of our curriculum when we have short weeks! I had a half day today and felt rushed!

❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First

Lisa at Fourth and Ten said...

Love the gummy worm measurement activity! :)
Stories From Second

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Unknown said...

Love this...and gummy worms!!
First Grade Blue Skies

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