Monday, March 5, 2012

March Currently!

Well again this will be short and sweet. I still did not finish that paper and I am still not looking forward to it. Can't I just pay someone to finish my last 4 classes for me?? No I guess that would be unprofessional and dishonest. Something I know is unacceptable. Hey a girl can dream though!

If anyone has ideas about the solids, liquids, and gases please share. I will be doing that after I finish that silly paper! Happy Monday bloggy friends! :)


Holly said...

Peace and quiet is the best....ENJOY!

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

luckeyfrog said...

I like to show them what the molecules are like in each one (check Pinterest for some great anchor charts of each state of matter). Then, I let them do The Molecule Dance! They are molecules and I can warm them up with my voice or a red flashlight (I just cover with red Saran Wrap or color the top with a dry erase marker) and cool them down with a blue one. If they are a solid, they have to link elbows and stand close together, slowly shaking (because the molecules are always moving). If I warm them up into a liquid, they hold hands and move apart a little, making waves with their arms. As a gas, they get to separate from each other and run around. We move between the states of matter with me periodically asking them what state they are in. The kids LOVE it, and really get a good understanding of what causes state changes, and what the molecules are like in each state.

It's fun to let them decide how to make water change states, especially with a hair dryer, too!

Unknown said...

ope you feel better soon!

First Grade Blue SKies

Christina Bainbridge said...

Feel better! Solids, liquids, and gases is one of my favorite units to teach! It's easy to do lots of stuff with food and, if you subscribe to Brainpopjr, there are some great videos!

One thing we do to talk about changing states of matter is I give them a baggie with some chocolate chips inside and they have to figure out how to change them into a liquid! Then we leave them alone overnight and, in the morning, it's a solid (blob!) again!

Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

Mrs. Castro said...

We made an iceman that I found on Pinterest - the kids loved observing him throughout the day as he melted...his head fell off over night and the kids had to infer what had happened because all that was left of his head were the construrction paper eyes and nose soggy on the table - instead of in the tub filled with water.
They are still talking about this!
We also made a poster with cheerios to show how molecules look in a solid, liquid and gas. This seemed to help the kids grasp the concept...pinterest was a great inspiration for this unit!
Have fun!
Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

Lisa at Fourth and Ten said...

I agree with Christina, the brainpop videos for matter are awesome!
I hope you are feeling better soon!
Stories From Second

Jen R said...

I will email you some matter stuff! :)
feel better, my friend!

♥ Jen
The Teachers' Cauldron

Unknown said...

Im useless when it comes to matter...

but I have to write a paper, ugh.....

25 sources, dreading it.

Ms. Rachel’s Room

Jill said...

If you search your Google Reader, you should find TONS of ideas! Everyone was doing matter in January!!

Marvelous Multiagers!

Unknown said...

I'm sorry you keep feeling crappy :( I hope you feel better soon!
There is bo bettet sound than peace & quite!!!

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Elisabeth said...

I am totally feeling you on doing classwork! I so don't want to do my National Boards crap, yet each day I procrastinate, is one day closer to turn in day, AHHHHHHH!!!! Hope your week is productive :)

Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

Kristin said...

I can't stand teaching matter but it sure looks like you're getting some great ideas in the comments. Now maybe I will like teaching matter??????
Feel better!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Hello Mrs Sykes said...

Yay for peace and quiet! Super cute Currently!

Hello Mrs Sykes

Traci Clausen said...

ah.. peace and quiet... what's that like? :D
Dragonflies in First

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I was so excited! I have taught 2nd grade for 8 yrs and the theme of my room and webpage was Buggy for Second Grade! I have ladybugs everywhere along with other bugs in my room. I've been known as the "Bug Teacher". Thanks for all the ideas on matter! Great blog!

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