Saturday, December 06, 2008

"Electricity, e-lec-tricity!"
Do you remember that song from School House Rock?
We started our new science study with an experiment! Riley said, "what are you going to electrocute me?" and I said "YEP"!! :) So we made electricity!
This is like a battery, you have the lemon which is your acid then in one slit you put a nickle and the other slit you put a penny, your metal. You then put wires in with their ends exposed and then touch both of the other exposed ends on your tongue. It is just a little bit of a tingle, not a large jolt! :) But Riley LOVES electricity (always has) and he is so excited to play with it more!! :) I was bummed our library does not have the "Read and Find Out Science" book about electricity, or the DK eyewitness book about it ether! BUMMER!! :) But Grandma bought us the Usborne Science Activities Books and there are some fun experiments to do!! :)
I'll take more pictures of electrocuting Riley to share!! :)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Well with November ending we were able to do some Book-It awards!! Fern and Jake got their second star for their buttons (plus a little prize), and Riley achieved his goal of reading 15 pages during November. So he received a star for his button and a pizza certificate! He is so excited, but is waiting to redeem it until Grandpa is here next week to go with him!
For Jake we are reading this book, we are having a fun time learning about cranberries! One picture of an activity is over on the Nature Blog! Also our friend Carrie and Christopher had fun with this book last week, here is her blog post!