The rain didn't stop our class from having a blast on Halloween afternoon! Thank you to so many parents for helping and sending items in for our party. Check out the Photos section of the website for more Halloween photos!
Our class conducted an evaporation experiment this week in partners and groups of three. We posted our results, reflected, shared, and responded to the results of our classmates. We also did a compare/contrast lesson about two different "wolf" books with Mrs. Brown in the LMC and have kidblog postings about this. Please ask your child to show all of this to you on our Kidblog site. Go to http://kidblog.org/MrsMuhrsClass2/ Then choose your child's name and login. Your child should have his/her password memorized. It is a 7-digit number used at school.
It was great to see so many families and even extended families visit OMS at the Open House Thursday night. Thank you for taking the time to visit our classroom and see all of the exciting things that are going on here at school. I hope you feel that you have a closer glimpse into your child's "world" here at school. The children did a nice job sharing their musical talents with us!
Are you ready to meet some famous people? You will have this opportunity at Open House this Thursday night. Please come ready to meet and learn about the following (Bio) people...
Important leaders: King Tut, Queen Elizabeth I, and Eleanor Roosevelt
Astronauts: John Glenn and Neil Armstrong
Musicians: Elvis Presley and Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley
Authors: Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Helen Keller
Leaders: Jane Addams, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin
Athletes: Gabby Douglas, Troy Polamalu, Michael Phelps, George Herman Ruth (Babe Ruth), Victor Cruz, Peyton Manning, Shaun White, Sidney Crosby, Jeff Driskel, and Aaron Rodgers.
I hope everyone unleashes their creativity and craftiness this week as you create your Bio-Bottles! Thanks, parents, for your support!
Perhaps you were fortunate enough to enjoy the company of our classroom crickets one evening or over a weekend. This is a picture of their release into the forest near the OMS field last Friday. (More photos on the Photos page of the website) You may or may not know that the original cricket was found in our classroom. Others were purchased by one of our families, and the crickets were fed based on information that was researched. Though we enjoyed their company and the sound they made, we decided it was time to set them free.
As a culmination of our study of maps, the world, geography, National Parks, and landforms, each student in our class created a collage on the ipad using Pic Collage. To view your child's collage and the collages of the other children, go to http://kidblog.org/MrsMuhrsClass2/ Then choose your child's name and login. Your child should have his/her password memorized. It is a 7-digit number used at school. Enjoy!
The government shutdown is making it difficult to access news about last week's NASA launch. NASA sites that I was planning to link to this post are blocked, but I still wanted to share with you.
Last week, just hours after the launch, Mrs. Baruch, Teaching Assistant during our reading class, shared some video clips and news with our class. We watched the space shuttle blast off at 4,000 miles per hour. We also watched astronauts greeting each other at the space station. We had been reading books about space and astronauts, and seeing this event was perfectly timed!
From Mrs. Baruch:
The Soyuz Expedition 37/38 launched with three astronauts aboard. Two Russians and one American docked earlier today with the ISS, where three astronauts have already been on a mission there. The flight was 6 hours at a speed of nearly 4,000 mph. These astronauts will be up there for several months doing many science experiments, which should interest us and our students.
Then, on Nov. 7 the Olympic Torch will be sent to the ISS with other docking astronauts. On Nov. 9, the crew who went there today will do a space walk with the Olympic Torch (unlit of course)!! It will be sent back on Nov. 12 to earth where the torch relay will take it to the highest mountain in Europe and to the bottom of a sea, among other places, until the opening of the Winter Olympics in Russia in February.