Time to break out the scientific method sheet!
So they (with my help) chose four liquids to test. The question they wanted to answer was which liquid flows the slowest? Water, pancake syrup, glue, or bodywash? They both predicted glue would flow the slowest, but I wasn't sure. The syrup had been in the fridge.
We gathered our materials for the experiment. Both girls got to do their own. They had four samples of the substances that we were testing and a soup can to pour them into. They had to match each substance to fast, really fast, slow, and really slow. I had to hurry and take my pictures before Neely sampled all of her syrup. =)
I thought this was a very simple question to answer through experimentation. They were introduced to the scientific method and were given an easy guide to fill in as they moved through the steps. Teagan may have done something like this before in public school, but Neely hadn't. We'll have to come up with more questions about stuff now.
We also started reading short fiction, leveled readers and creating a new page that we think might go well with the story. They draw a picture, give it a sentence or two and we hang it on the wall. I'll include some of those in their portfolios under "writing".
And that's it. I spent way more time in the classroom than I had planned (or wanted to), but it was all worth it. I think we'll sleep well tonight!