First graders started dyeing their babies to reflect different skin tones. The final babies were sewn today by Mrs. Neseralla and Mrs. McCorkle and the stuffing has begun. The final step will be sewing on the button eyes and the babies can start their new life with their first grade parents.
PreK students in Mrs. Lynch’s class worked in Design Lab to test the impact of different ramp surfaces on car velocity. The students discovered through experimentation that sandpaper was slower than cardboard and fabric. There was consensus that there was more friction with the bubble-wrap ramp and wax paper resulted in the least surface friction.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you like to cut fabric, sew or stuff dolls first grade needs you. First grade students are making baby dolls that are the same length and weight as they were when they were born! This multidisciplinary project allows us to get to know and appreciate one another’s cultures, families and backgrounds. For math, it gives us a personal connection to the study of measurement and comparing measurements. In Social Studies, we will be using the baby’s wants and needs to study economics. We will be synthesizing all this information in our writing of baby books, which coincides with our non-fiction writing unit.
Let’s hear it for Mrs. Hickey’s class and their life-size shark. The ultimate presentations on a shark research project will be coming soon to the school lobby.