Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Outside Fun

We explored the gardens at CHMS.  We were excited to see some signs of spring!  Flowers and other plants were starting to come up.  It was nice to see the green on the ground.  We even saw buds on trees.  Then our class went into the woods.  We hiked the trails and played tic-tac-toe with items from nature.  This was a great lead into our Tic-Tac-Teen math game later in the day.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Skiing and Snowboarding

The weather was great for our last day at Cochran's Ski Area.  Thank you to all the families who volunteered to help us.  We certainly all enjoyed our time on the slopes.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Force and Motion Experiments

Kindergarten students had a day full of science experiments.  Our experiments helped us understand that an object is unable to move unless something is either pushing or pulling it.
We discovered some ways an object can be forced to move.  Students also found out that the lightest objects moved the farthest.  Light objects need less force to move them.  The heavier objects move shorter distances because they need more force to move them.
We moved objects with puffs of air and our hands.  Bottle rocket experimentation was a definite favorite. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Lost and Found

Hi Everyone,

Here is a message from our guidance counselor, Danielle Spaulding:

The Lost & Found is overflowing!  Please stop by and check it out to look for lonely mittens/gloves (38 ones looking for their partners, 13 pairs), hats/neckwarmers/balaclavas (23), snow pants (4), boots/shoes (3 pairs) and clothes (13 shirts/hoodies & 2 pairs of pants).  Next Wednesday all the items will be on display outside the main entrance and anything not claimed will be disposed of or donated on Thursday.  Thank You!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Move the Blocks to the Top

As part of our Force and Motion unit, kindergarten students were given a challenge today.  They had to figure out how to get a crate of blocks from the bottom of the slide to the top of the slide.  They drew their hypotheses and then we went outside to test a few.  These scientists did a great job coming up with multiple solutions to the problem. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Force and Motion

We just began our new science unit on Force and Motion.  After brainstorming what we already know about force and motion we went outside to test some of our hypotheses.  We did a lot of pushing and pulling of sleds and swings.  We noticed the difference between pushing an empty sled and pushing a sled with someone on it.  Kindergarten students also discovered that pushing someone down a hill was easier than pulling someone up.  We even tested pushing gently vs. pushing with a great deal of force.  We will continue to plan, conduct investigations, and analyze data.  It will be exciting to see the discoveries they make.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Snow Motion- Day 2

Our kindergarten class loves skiing and snowboarding at Cochran's!  Students are doing a fantastic job.  It is great to see them enjoying themselves on the slopes.