This week we spent a lot of time on magnets. After our Big Buddies sharing their magnet mazes with us last Friday the class was really interested in making their own. Monday we did some magnet explorations, testing items around the room looking for what is magnetic vs. non magnetic.
Tuesday we began creating our magnet mazes. some students used smaller pieces and built their mazes in a tray while other used larger unit blocks and built mazes on the ground and tables. We then tested different types of magnets on different cars to find the perfect match. Using the force of the magnets students moved their cars through the mazes they created.
Wednesday we had Spanish with Sr. Diaz and talked about some of our cosas favoritas, favorite things. Students drew pictures of their favorite lugar-place, comida- food, and mi familia-my family using their favorite color. We also had special Mystery Reader, Mrs. Ankrum’s daughter Anna.
Thursday we spent time investigating and sorting objects that float and sink.
Today our Big Buddies came so we could share our magnet mazes with them, create a few new ones with them, and paint using a magnet and paper clip.