Blog Archive

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Book Reports

I am amazed at the creativity and the different ideas everyone came up with! You all did awesome! Thank you parents for making this project a success! The book reports were excellent.

Pumpkin Seed Project!

Today we did our pumpkin projects. We estimated the circumference and measured and we also estimated the seeds and counted. We were surprised at how many seeds were in those little pumpkins! Ask your child how many his or her pumpkin had. A huge thank you to Brett and Blayten's families for donating the pumpkins! Another huge thank you to Brett's mom for helping us with our project today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Math Stations

Today in our stations...

Place Value Hockey on the laptops...

Math Racing on the iPads....

A place value differentiated curriculum game with partners...

And independent work at our seats.

Place Value is Delicious!

Today we practiced place value using Cheese-its for hundreds flats, pretzel sticks for tens rods, and marshmallows for ones cubes.  Mrs. Knust gave us some tricky ones to do but we weren't fooled! We also talked about the value of each digit in the numbers and did expanded notation. And yes we got to eat our maniplulatives when the lesson was over!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Volunteer Sign Up for Next Week

Needing 4 parents for the Wednesday time slot if possible.....

Marshmallow Spaghetti Challenge

Using 20 pieces of spaghetti, 2 meter of tape, and 1 meter of string, build a free-standing object with a marshmallow on top. The structure must stand alone. The tallest structure wins!  This is a STEM project that took a lot of teamwork! 

The winners........... 

Show and Tell Privilege!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Molly the Fire Safety Dog Skype

OES 2nd graders skyped with Molly the Safety dog and her owner Dayna Hilton from Arkansas. Dayna is pictured below with flags from the countries she has skyped with. She will be adding Greece to her list next. Today outside of her clubhouse she was flying the Indiana flag for us!  The students learned many interesting facts about Dalmatians and discussed smoke alarms, practicing fire drills at home, having a meeting place, and having 2 ways out. Dayna went through the steps to take when the smoke alarm goes off at home. The students were also able to see Molly do some tricks.  Ms. Hilton is the director of Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation and has been featured in USA Today, People magazine, and on PBS Kids. What an awesome Skype!!!  Check out the website: 

Watch Molly playing piano: