Sunday, September 20, 2015

Science

Field Trip to Aullwood

We went on an exploration of nature this week at Aullwood. We were able to explore nature using our senses. Our guide, Miss Nicole, took us through the woods, a prairie, and into the nature center.

Exploring a praying mantis.

Answering questions and exploring a spider.


Walking across a creek that they were able to touch afterwards.

Hearing the cicadas and birds in the prairie.

Exploring a salamander that was under a log.

In the nature center they touched a snake!


Finally, the students explored turtles.


Scientific Method

This week we also learned about the Scientific Method and did a science experiment using the Scientific Method. The students, along with Mrs. Hoy's class, came up with a question after exploring pennies on how to clean a penny. The students then did research on their i-pads and then came up with a hypothesis on what they thought would be the best way to clean a penny. The students then were split into five groups and did the experiments that they found on their i-pads. One group cleaned a penny by using an eraser. Another groups cleaned a penny by putting it in lemon juice and salt. The third group used baking soda and water to clean a penny. The next group cleaned their penny with soap and water. The last group cleaned their penny with ketchup and a toothbrush. After their experiments the cleanest penny actually ended up being the one that was cleaned with ketchup. The students then discussed their findings and came up with a conclusion.





Friday, September 4, 2015

Recycling, Nouns, and Addition

Recycling Project

The last two weeks have been really busy! The second week of school we collaborated with Mrs. Hoy's and Mrs. Komisarski's classes to recycle and then make the world more beautiful with what we recycled. Mrs. Hoy's class led the students on what we recycle, why we recycle, and what we can do with our recycling. We have been working on Jewish Values and we focused on Tikkun Olam which means repairing or taking care of the earth









Nouns

In Language Arts the last two weeks we have been working on identifying nouns. The students should now be able to tell you that a noun is a person, place, or thing. We went on a noun hunt, unscrambled sentences finding the nouns, played noun bingo, and as an assessment made a noun chart with nouns and sentences that the students came up with.







Addition

In Math this week we have been working on addition. We also started our addition timed tests that we will be having about 3 times a week.






Notes from Mrs. Niesley

Life in Hillel’s Intermediate class is NEVER dull! It’s amazing to consider that after two weeks of school, our class: created inquiry ...