Friday, January 30, 2015

Five for Friday ~ January 30

Well, Hello Friday!
Are you back again?
(Thank goodness!)

Are you ready for some randomness from my week?

As always, thank you Kacey for hosting this link-up!

So here's a peek into the lab this week:
Physical and Chemical Changes: Make elephant toothpaste to get your kids excited!

Third grade is finishing up a study of chemical changes and I attempted to create Elephant Toothpaste in a giant bottle. Epic failure! Not enough ingredients for such a large bottle. I thought this ginormous bottle would make the ultimate, really huge elephant toothpaste. Wrong!
I switched back to a smaller beaker and here you are:

Physical and Chemical Changes: Make elephant toothpaste to get your kids excited!
There is a secret to making this work the best!
And it is not the big bottle. It's all about the peroxide!
If you want to read more about this fantastic activity check this blog post: Click {HERE}

Fourth graders and fifth graders just finished an Egg Drop event: 
STEM Challenge: It's all about egg drops! Kids have to devise a way to make the containers glide to the floor without breaking an egg!

But trust me- this was one of the greatest most spectacular challenges EVER!
They loved it! They did a super job.
We are now going to tackle another egg event! It involves parachutes. Yep, parachutes and eggs. Sounds like just what a group of kids needs to do!

If you want to read more about our egg drop events click right {HERE}!

Y'all I am so sad.
Tonight is the LAST  night for the best TV show ever:
I am getting the tissue box ready because I know it will be such a fabulous ending. Although that is an oxymoron. I am predicting that it will end with this family around a table and they will all be talking at the same time and it will be just joy-filled.
I want to be in that family.

What a TpT Adventure I have had this week!
You may have seen me mentioned in the Newsletter last Sunday.
Then I had a featured product on TpT's Facebook page.
They posted about a product I offered for free for a few days.
Holy Moly- the downloads for that little package went from 31 to 850 in two hours.
That number has continued to climb and I am so excited for all the classrooms that potentially have that STEM Challenge to complete- because it is spectacular. What an amazing thing it is to know that so many kids will be making sailboats in the next few weeks. My students loved this challenge!
Want it?
Click on the picture- but in a day or so it will no longer be a freebie! Enjoy!

So this happened this week:
I walked into my bathroom and found all those Q-tips on the floor.
Later, I discovered how they got there. That baby cat was grabbing them by the paw-ful and throwing them out to play with. She LOVES them! I think it is a rather dangerous toy. 

And finally, I hosted MY FIRST LINKY!
If you missed it, it will still be live for two weeks. All you have to do is blog about your science class or what your class is doing in science and link up! How easy is that?
Click {HERE} to get to the linky!
This week's link-up lasts for two weeks, but I would LOVE to make it a weekly feature! What do you think?

Have a great weekend!


  1. I cried like a baby during last night's final episode of Parenthood! I'm so sad it's all over, but I'm happy with how it all ended!


  2. I love parenthood too! I'm a couple seasons behind. Here in the Bahamas we get the Brazilian netflix feed. So they only have the first couple of seasons of parenthood. I bought season 3 on itunes. I need to buy the other ones I guess. I keep hoping netflix will add more, but so far they haven't. Congrats on your TpT success! That's awesome news!!! Have a great weekend!
    Joya :)

  3. Congrats on all your success with TPT. It is very easily understood why you were featured both in the news letter and on the FB page. I have never purchased a lesson so detailed and wonderfully presented as your resources. I know I cannot wait to use the other set of STEM Tower Building I have!

    Have a great weekend friend,

    Get Your Science On In Room 701

    1. Aw, thanks Bagby! You are the sweetest! I am trying to put together all the information about the egg drop challenge we did last week! It was so much fun! The kids loved it and I had fun, too! When I get it all polished up and ready I will send it to you! Your age group would be amazing at solving the challenge! Have a great weekend!

  4. I was sad for the end of Parenthood, too! Congrats on your TpT milestone! That is so exciting!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hated to see that show end! I may start all over from the beginning and watch it again!

  5. You rock! Congrats on all your TPT milestones. How fun. Roo is just so darn cute, but I have to agree probably not the safest toy for her. We are going to be trying the elephant toothpaste this week. I'll let you know how it goes. I have been meaning to tell you too that I love your little number beakers for your Five for Friday posts. So cute and creative. Talk to you soon!

    Luv My Kinders


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