ACCESS (ELL): March 1-24
MCA Reading (gr 3-5): April 12-20
MCA Math (gr 3-5): April 21-28
MCA Science (gr 5): May 1-5
MPG/MAP (gr 1-2): May 8-30
Welcome to Science! My name is Kaitlyn Fashingbauer. This is my 8th year with Minneapolis Public Schools. I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade and Third Grade. I am very excited to be at Armatage this year and to be teaching my favorite subject…SCIENCE! I graduated from St. Cloud State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Communication Arts & Literature and a minor in Special Education. I believe all students can learn and I am looking forward to collaborating with you this year! If you ever have comments, questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Fair Documents
We have been working so hard learning about the 4 seasons. We have been thinking about what we see, smell, taste, touch, and hear in each season. We have also done picture sorts to practice identifying the 4 seasons. Kindergarten students will start to do some science in their homeroom too - - exploring wood, paper & fabric. We are going to continue with seasons for a bit longer and then circle back to animals/plants/living & nonliving to finish out the year! I love spending time with the Kindergarten classes - - they are so fun and so excited to learn!
We have been studying organisms, habitats & life cycles. We will continue this unit for a bit longer. We are going to get some class pets for the students to observe and study. They have been so attentive and knowledgable about animals - - I love learning from them too!
Third graders worked really hard about about a month learning the 6 parts of a plant and explaining their functions. We are moving into traits (inherited and acquired) and looking at animals. We will be getting some class cray fish for the students to study as well.
We just wrapper out up unit on energy. Students got to explore electrical, heat & magnetic energy in class. They had fun making circuits & making an electromagnet. We will begin our next unit on Forces next week!
2 cups of boiling water
6 tablespoons Borax
Pipe cleaners twisted into any shape (we did snowflakes)
1 widemouth jar
Tie one end of the string onto the pencil and the other onto the pipe cleaner. Mix the boiling water and Borax together until it is dissolved. Place the pipe cleaner in the jar and place the pencil across the mouth of the jar so the pipe cleaner is hanging in the solution. Leave out for 24 hours.
Sedimentary "Mock" Rocks
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
pieces of stone, grass, gems, ect
Stamps of animal prints
Mix together flour, salt, and water until it forms a dough. Roll out dough and cut into squares. Place your chosen contents in the middle and roll into a ball. Stamp the outside of the ball if desired. Leave out to dry for 4-5 days before dissecting.
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