|First Grade with Mrs. Arce||
Today, a local fireman came to our school to teach us about fire safety. He encouraged everyone to make sure they have working fire alarm, TWO exit routes, and a family meeting spot. Are you ready for a fire? Also, he let Ms. McGinnis and Miss Goldstein try out his gear. Then, he showed us how he can put on all his gear in under one minute. Watch him do just that below!
Please enjoy these quick snippets of our classroom experiments thanks to our student reporters. Throughout the week we have been exploring the size of forces and how friction impacts motion.
Today started off crazy! Students arrived with crazy hair featuring every color, braid, and style. To complement our crazy hair, we had a crazy science lesson. To observe the force of friction, we had shoe races and even played Tug-Of-War. We observed how more force guaranteed a win!
We also celebrated Peace Day today. While the weather prevented us from displaying our peace pinwheels outside, we enjoyed sharing them in the classroom.We hope you enjoy them at home as well.
On Friday morning, we welcomed the Rolling Meadows football team to our school. We were extra lucky to invite #18 into our classroom to read a story and answer a few questions about life as a teenager. Friday night, Brownie (our class monkey) was spotted at the football game cheering on the team. To view a few fantastic photos of Brownie's adventure at the game, don't forget to check out Brownie's Blog!
Today we began to study force (pushes and pulls) and how force begins motion. These two clips below show us experimenting with force on a toy car.