|J.M's valentine bag|
|J.A's valentine bag|
|G.A's valentine bag|
|D.K uses the pattern edged scissors to cut out his valentine|
|T.D wrote "Mom, I love you"|
|A.K outlines her valentine heart with marker|
|O.B writes on his valentine|
|T.S hands G.S a valentine|
|strawberry cupcakes with each child's name on them|
Today, we went back into delving into our light project with further exploration into reflection. Last time, the students got to see what happened to lights when they shine at a mirror and learned the word reflect. We experimented today to see what else reflects (when the light bounces back) light. There was a variety of items to try out-a metal spoon, a metal lunchbox, some reflective ribbon, and CDs. Prior to shining the flashlight on the items, we had a discussion about what the students thought.
These discussions are really important not only in developing oral language but also to help increase vocabulary. I've been encouraging the students to explain why they think a certain way to promote higher level thinking and reflection. Such wonderful scientists!
Together, we watched as someone shined the flashlight on an object to see if they reflected the light. I took some video clips of our discussions following each light shine. Sorry if it's hard to see the reflection. We lowered some of the window shades to help see the faint reflections on the ceiling.
|A.K shines the flashlight on the lunchbox to look for the reflection|
|J.C's sketch illustrated reflection with varying sizes of circles|
|J.A added color to his sketch to show his vision of reflection|