Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5th, 2016

This week, we celebrated the letter Nn.
N is for Nest!

We also finished up our unit on weather.
Monday was a windy day of biblical proportions. So, we used it for an experiment.  We predicted which objects the wind will carry.

Then, we painstakingly tested each item...

...and carefully recorded our results.

Tuesday was Groundhog Day.  We watched Punxsutawney Phil as he announced, "There is no shadow to be cast.  An early spring is my forecast!"

And we got right to work making our footprint groundhogs.

Punxsutawney Phil is in direct competition with Sacred Heart's weather forecasting abilities, however.  In class, we found time to watch our brush with fame from when the Union Tribune filmed their morning weather report at school two years ago.

I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal.

Going back to the letter Nn, we fished numbers out of noodles...

...played with New Orleans necklaces...

...practiced writing our Nn's...

...and constructed our n-noodles.
n is for noodles!
We had one more opportunity to get in some storm (and scissor) action this week... make our thunder storms.

For our last weather experiment, we used an empty canister and steel extension spring to make a thunder drum.  While it wasn't as good as some, it was a reasonable facsimile. 

Weather was super fun to learn about.  We'll definitely miss it, but I'm positive our interest will last throughout the school year.

As will our fondness for New Orleans necklaces.