Flowers are blooming!

We have continued to study flowers that are around our neighborhood.  Children voted on which flowers they would like to plant.  After voting families were invited to come help make our flower beds beautiful again! 



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Exploring the Neighborhood

Room 4 enjoyed the outdoors by exploring our neighborhood and was invited to see the model home of the new houses being built around our school. Children had the opportunity to take their own pictures of things they found interesting


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Let's Take a Closer Look

We used a microscope to take a closer look at the different parts of a flower. Many noticed you can see different lines and color when you put the petals, stems, or leaves under the microscope. Children have also noticed our “beans” growing and planted them to continue to observe how it changes from day to day.

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Ice Cream Menus

Continuing our "Ice Cream study", we had a discussion asking children what a menu is and how we use them.  After we investigated various menus, we began to draw and write things for our own menu.


Here are some things items they talked about:

“I wrote oreo! It’s from McDonalds.  I’m also making a different flavor, it’s mint, I put blueberries, sprinkles and chocolate.  It would  be $2 or $3 dollars.  -Kamila

“It’s an ice cream cone.  It would pay $10.” -Matthew

“I make ice cream with a cherry on top!” -Xavier

It’s a chocolate, has a cherry on top and sprinkles.  Oh! I have to make whipped cream too! It’s called chocolate cherry!” -Graham

“A rainbow ice cream in a cup.  There’s blue, green, yellow, orange, and a cherry!” -Greta

“This is blue ice cream, this is cherry ice cream, and this is strawberry.  It’s on a cone and you pay $3.” -Alison 


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Tasting Ice Cream

Room 4 at our Gilliatte building has been studying "ice cream." We recently made and taste tested ice cream in a bag. 

1/2 cup half and half
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 cups of ice
1/2 kosher salt
Gallon zip lock bag
quart zip lock bag

It was very yummy!




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What a fun Friday!  The highlight of our day was mixing and creating some very interesting magic potions! Here are some things that they had to say about them:

Greta: "It's a Disney World Potion, you would go to Disney World."
Aryian: "I made a hair glitter potion.  If you drink it your hair will turn glittery."
Graham: " I made a rock potion and if you drink it you will turn into rocks. And a "love potion," if you drink it you will fall in love."
Matthew: "Speed potion, you drink it and it will make you speed.  Also a potion to teleport."



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Ice Cream!

Students in Room 4 at our Gilliatte Building conducted a survey to see which ice cream flavor was the most popular amongst the students. Strawberry took the win!



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Spontaneous Construction

Students were invited into the studio and were presented with various provocations. Their materials included cardboard, scissors, tape, writing and drawing utensils, and examples of blueprints that construction workers might use when building a house. The children planned and discussed what they wanted to create with their blueprints, then went on to begin constructing homes of their own! 


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Indianapolis Children's Choir

Ms. Polly from the Indianapolis Children's Choir visited our Gilliatte Building this week. She taught songs to the students and brought in various instruments while introducing different concepts of music.

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Family Day in Room 4

Room 4 invited their families to the classroom to create a classroom display with the students. The display shows their various hopes and dreams for their children both in and out of the classroom. It was truly heartwarming to see the parents' and what they wished for their children's futures. It was our first family engagement event of the year and we are excited to have many more! 



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