e is for (volcano) experiment

yes, good old baking soda and vinegar.

inside experiment

we used an old bottle (and covered it with plastic bags for a mountain feel).

inside experiment

inside experiment

inside experiment

inside experiment

inside experiment

exciting times.

inside experiment

the kids’ expressions are so wonderful.  what i am sad about is that my camera battery died on thursday morning.  trust me, their expressions were fabulous too (especially the one little girl that i thought was nervous and it turns out she reported she was bored.  so bored she couldn’t fall asleep that night.  oops.).  waiting for things to get started is understandably boring…these kids will be pros.

inside experiment

o is for obstacle course


for “exercise week” we had an indoor obstacle course set up.









i am glad to announce there were no injuries!

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i want to remember to do this during the winter months when extended outside time is limited.

e is for envelope


we took advantage of “e is for envelope” to bring a mail center to the classroom.


thanks to my thrifty husband, we have hundreds of envelopes that come in junk mail, etc.  shame on me for giving him a hard time for saving them.

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family corner purses quickly became mail bags, random corners of the classroom quickly became homes that needed mail, and we had envelopes stuck in the oddest places.

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and did you know that 5 envelopes can make a capital E?


tape lets those envelopes stick together.

w is for web

another year, another web.

spider web  - 4

spider web  - 1

spider web  - 3

this time an elephant came out to play.

spider web  - 2

our egg carton elephant named ellie.

one elphant went out to play upon a spider’s web one day

she had such ENORMOUS fun that she called for another elephant to come…

two elephants went out to play… (you get the idea!)

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elephant on spider's web! - 1

then we had some elephants walk on our own paper spider webs.

elephant on spider's web! - 2

elephant on spider's web! - 3