Sunday, February 24, 2013

Student Teacher Shout Out and some Weather Ideas

Have any of you had a student teacher?  Over the years, I have been blessed to have many great ones.  This, however, is the first time I have a student teacher that I can blog about.  In short, she is AWESOME!  In two short weeks, she's learned, planned, taught and basically has my kids writing her little love notes already! I'm glad...she is totally deserving of it.

The first subject Ms. A. took over was science. First, she planned an experiment (with a beautiful experiment journal included) on clouds.  It was a Pinterest inspired experiment that had the students hypothesizing about what happens when cumulus clouds condense into cumulonimbus clouds. The kids loved it.

This is how it all went down:
1.  Small containers were filled with water.
2.  Shaving cream was sprayed on top of the water.  A very thin layer on one side and a thicker layer on the other.
3.  Food coloring was added to the top of the shaving cream.
4.  The heavier clouds pulled the food coloring (rain) down faster than the thin clouds.  The thin clouds produced a drizzle.

She really did a great job pulling this together.  We had some very interested meteorologists in the room!

Ms. A. ended the week with a cute water cycle song and art project.  It went so well that the kids asked for copies of the song to take home to share with their siblings.  I think the projects came out super cute and will serve as a meaningful visual for the kids.

Ms. A. will be with us for the next few weeks (how lucky are we?)  I am already missing her when she leaves!

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