Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Only 4 days - and look what they've learned!

Sarah's teacher is one of two state finalists for a Presidential Science award. So needless to say, her class does a lot of science projects. Sarah loves it. Yesterday they did an "experiment" (her new word) where they dissolved colored ice cubes and color tablets in water. (Sarah's teacher emailed this picture to me from school - what an amazing teacher!) Today she played "sink or float" with crayons. She is really loving school and especially her teacher. Yea!
Abby doesn't share much about school, at least not compared to Sarah. She sings songs that she learned, and yesterday she told us a story about "Hermie the Worm" that she learned in the library, but her discussions with us haven't focused on academics. But tonight at bedtime, she sang a song about "a,e,i,o,u, and sometimes the letter y". I asked what those were, and she said vowels. Then she explained how they make sounds in words, and she was even able to tell me when "y" is a vowel and when it isn't. I was impressed.

1 comment:

The Edgeworths said...

Ok, so glad to know this is the Sarah LB talks about!!! I am so glad she has found a good little friend! We love Mrs. Keeney and we love science experiments! She is such a great teacher and she loves the kiddos so much. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of each other and getting to know one another :)