Archive for October 2nd 2014

Today we completed a class graph with the students who were present. Students were to choose their favorite way to eat an apple out of the following choices: Apple Jacks cereal, apples, caramel apples, applesauce, and apple juice. As you can see from the picture apple juice was the clear favorite. This is even after I had apple sauce cooking in the slow cooker for the students all day. I did however get many compliments on my applesauce while the students were eating it as their snack today.

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On Monday we started our Apple Germ Experiment. I cut the skin off of two apples and placed one right in a bag. The other apple was handed around for all the students to touch. (We did clean our hands afterwards!) We made predictions of what they would look like at the end of the week. Students also started their observation journal which they will complete tomorrow. I have seen many students stop by my desk to look at the apples and many times I have heard them say the word yucky when looking at the apple with the germs.

Today you will be receiving a field trip permission slip in the home folders. We will be going to the Children’s Farm at the Center in Palos Park on Friday, October 31. There is a petting zoo, hay rides, and pumpkins. Please send in the permission slips by the due date. It says Monday, October 13 which is no school for Columbus Day so the day after works fine. Those who state they are willing to chaperone will be contacted next week or early the following week.

FYI, Ms. Thole clarified who needs to complete a volunteer packet. If you are not working with students for more than 10 hours a week OR working one-on-one with students, you do not need to fill this out. I am starting to contact the people who said they can volunteer. Please turn that paper in as soon as possible if you would like to help out in our classroom.