Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We've all Gone MAD!

We've all gone MAD...scientist at our school!  Today was science day!  Every teacher in every grade pre-K- 5th grade experimented on with their students!
 First Stop Mixtures and Solutions:
Second Grade


 Pumpkin Science in Third Grade:
Pumpkin Dissection
 Pumpkin Bread
 Mr. Herzog and Mrs. Moon                                  Mrs. Fermin

Fourth Grade: 
Gak Lab
States of Matter
 (I didn't get to see much of fourth grade due to my schedule!) 
 First Grade:
Spider Science
And Frankenworms
 Practicing the Scientific Method

 Fifth Grade:
Laser Challenge Light Lab
reflection, transmission, and absorption of light
Measuring Volume Lab
 rainbow of colors test tubes

Magic Moves
Sink or Float
 Hocus Pocus Stir
Color Lab



  1. Wait just a minute!! Are you telling me that your whole school does a fun rotation thing?????? Do the first graders get to go to other grade levels' classrooms and vice versa?????

  2. Wow! It looks like you work at the best school with amazing teachers! You are a lucky lady! :)

    Granny Goes to School

  3. That is amazing!!!! What a fabulous idea :)

    Fun In First

  4. We don't do Halloween so this would be great for next year!!! Love it!!!!

  5. Hi!
    My name is Joana, I am 24 years old and I am from Portugal (next to Spain).
    I am a primary school teacher in a private college and this is my third year of teaching. Since last year I discovered many blogs like yours through “Pinterest”.
    I implemented some of your ideas and I am fascinated by your creativity, cooperation in classroom, independence and autonomy that you give to the children.
    I’d tried to do many things similar to yours but they were not always well accepted by my director and coordinator, because innovation makes a difference, and in making a difference insecurity is more than often created!
    I wonder if there’s any possibility to do an internship in your school, to learn and see, in practice, what I visualize in your blogs.
    I’d love to get an international experience for about one or two years in your country.
    My partner, Tiago, is also a teacher. He teaches English to Kindergarten and primary school children. He wanted to go to China but for me, it’s too far, and then there is the difference in the culture and language which would cause other types of adaption, which I feel would impede my spontaneity. He would love to learn new approaches and different strategies in his field.
    My e-mail is:, and I trust that you will be able to assist me in improving my educational skills. If it is necessary to give my contact to another person, please feel free to do so.
    With my best regards,
    Joana Fernandes

  6. Wow! What a fun day! I wish I could go! I think I'm going to have to try Frankenworms myself! :)

  7. Looks like a great day. How awesome is it that your whole school participates?

    First Grade and Fabulous

  8. Great ideas. Do you ever upload the appropriate downloads?