Friday, November 16, 2018

Let it snow, let it snow....

Today, my 5th graders got to make some “snow” in the classroom while studying chemical reactions.  We used 3 cups baking soda to one cup conditioner.  Everyone was definitely ready to be hands on this new substance we created!  

Still working on writing our procedure to the lab as well!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Apollo Bear:  The Syrian long hair hamster that won the hearts of our 5th graders.

Our class pet, a Syrian long hair hamster I purchased last weekend after the class saved 100 Bethlehem dollars, has found his place within the hearts of many students.  

The students are still learning appropriate boundaries to keep with Apollo, especially if he is napping.  He gets a little grumpy if he is poked through the cage while sleeping, yet is slowly adjusting to his 5th grade habitat.

He has enjoyed strolls in his ball during brain breaks within the classroom, and will fall asleep in his ball if he ends up beneath the computer table.


Having Apollo around continues to be a huge incentive for my students.  They also know that he needs to be looked after.  For a few days many students made sure he was getting enough food, water, and attention!

Whereever you may be, 

God has given us great responsibility—

to be stewards to the great and small,

Dutifully serving them all!

Ch-Ch-Changes in Science

Today in 5th grade Science we continued our talk on Matter: Physical and Chemical changes.  The students observed how acetone nail polish remover reacted to a styrofoam cup, and how Red Bull reacted with whole milk.

My 5th graders completed a procedure page as an assessment.  They reacted to both labs with explosive “Whoas” and “Ahs.”  

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Going the distance for a good cause!

Today our 5th graders ran/shuffled/walked/limped around an oval that was painted on the church parking lot.  The reason?  To raise over $10,000 for school! The school raised over $11,000.  We raised over $850.

Back during the 1960’s President Kennedy challenged America to run 50 miles in 20 hourshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/jfk50-a-soft-american-accepts-the-challenge/2012/11/05/6066df4a-1d86-11e2-ba31-3083ca97c314_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2467b690d9a2 .  At Bethlehem, students ran 30-35 laps in an hour.  The details may be different, but the outcomes are similar: being a part of something special as proud Americans. When we work toward something greater, while graciously utilizing our God given gifts, this Nation prospers. 

 It was a good time!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sharing God’s love

We had the opportunity to hang with our Chapel buddies while coloring flags on Constitution Day.