Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Here are the pictures from the contest and our castle reading corner! Don't the skeletons look so cute?
Finished the reference media lesson. We will review with the kids every month. Starting to set up for December holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza. Working on media modules. Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Draper Elementary Media Center
In October we did “Experiments with Solids, Liquids, and Gases” by Tocci, Salvatore. In the front of the book we read about and talked all about these three things. Then we did the experiment called Dancing Raisins. We talked about how the solid was the raisins and the seltzer water was the liquids and gas.
Sometimes when you are doing an experiment sometime it works and sometimes it doesn’t work. And that’s what happens.
In November did “Experiments with Electricity” by Tocci, Salvatore. We read and talked about sparks of electricity (static). Then we did the experiment Making Electrons Move. The students had fun learning about the positive and negative that you can make with balloons (water balloons are great to use for this). And when pepper and salt get mixed together, you can separate them using the power of static electricity.
Also this month we are doing National Childrens Book Week. We are having the students make bookmarks. After the students have finished they bring them to us and put them in a box so that another student gets there bookmark. The students really enjoy getting their friend’s bookmarks.
Our lesson for the month is that you can pick a subject and find a book in the everybody, fiction and non fiction section. We are using the graphic novel( comic book) science series. We are using this series to introduce this format of books to the students.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This year in the media center we are trying to get the students excide
The theme this year is Experiment with a book. We have bought a set of True Books: Science Experiments
by Salvatore Tocci.
Once a month we pick one of the books and talk about it and do one if the experiment with the classes. The books have a least 6 to 9 easy experiment for the students to try. These books a great for science fairs.