The class watched as I unscrewed the light bulb and took parts of the lamp off. As we did this, we used the cross section poster as reference. One of the first parts we got a up-close view of was the lamp shade along with the harp (the metal wire which helps to support the lamp shade).
|G.S examining the lamp shade|
|G.P feels the lamp shade|
|T.D looks through the top of the lamp shade to see the harp|
|D.K feels the neck of the lamp|
|K.W places the flashlight in one of the towers to light it from the bottom|
|D.K lights the items in the castle|
At the science center, students were allowed to explore a variety of lights from a lantern, various flashlights and much more. I also bought some faux candles-no fire needed to light them-they use batteries! Side note-students are fully aware that they aren't allowed to play with plugs or to unplug anything. All plugs in the classroom that are not being used have plug covers on them.
With the two-hour delay today, we had a relatively light day. The students got to freely explore the centers and Kacey and I got to complete some second quarter assessments. We are just so proud of all the progress each student has made! :) We can't wait to share it with all the families during the next parent teacher meetings!
Tomorrow is unity day at our school and in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, every one is asked to wear black and white. We will be learning aboutDr. Martin Luther King Jr. tomorrow! We'll also be learning how to sort, which is an important skill the class will be using in our light project! Also, if you haven't returned it yet, if you would like your child to receive a vision screening-the form is due tomorrow!