We also talked about using reflectors to keep us safe on the roads in the dark.
We know all about cats' eyes on the roads too.
We also talked about mirrors and about how they reflect light so well.
After watching a fun play doh movie about mirrors we tried pretending that we were mirrors. Some of us are very good at this.
By the way, if you are free on Saturday 27th of October next (1-3pm) come to Oranmore pitch and be counted wearing a high vis vest. (Reflector vest). If lots of people come and join in this, this will become a new record in the Guinness Book of Records! BE SAFE, BE SEEN!
We played a great game of "What Time is it Mrs. Witch/Mr.Wizard".
It is like "What Time is it Mr. Wolf?" but it feels more like a Halloween game.
When the time is called we have to jump the right number of jumps, and when the witch/wizard calls "dinner time" we have to run back to the start before we are caught.
We also played mines. When Katie called a colour we all had to gather at that colour before she counted to 5. When Katie called "pumpkin" we all had to gather at a cone before Katie counted to 5. Anyone not at a colour or a pumpkin before the number 5 was out for one go. We really like these Halloween games.
We want to check how good or bad certain drinks are for our teeth.
We put a small amount of eggshell (because it is made like a tooth) into each container and added orange juice, vinegar, blackcurrent juice, water,7up or lemon. We will leave these for a few days and see what happens to the eggshells. We think that water will be the best for our teeth, and that 7up or vinegar will be the worst because we know these are acids. We kept this test fair by using the same size eggshell in each cup, and the same amount of liquid in each cup. All we have to do now is to wait and see!
Next we tried another experiment. We want to see what exactly toothpaste does. Teacher half filled 2 small bottles with vinegar and put a stick of chalk in each. Into one container she also put a squirt of toothpaste. Then she stretched a balloon over each bottle. We had hoped to see the orange balloon fill with gas because the vinegar reacts with the chalk to give off a gas (Carbon Dioxide). We thought the green balloon would not blow up because the toothpaste stops the vinegar reacting so well with the chalk. In actual fact neither balloon blew up, but we will leave this experiment another day or two to see does the reaction happen slowly.
Here are some of the activities we did for maths week this week:
A data chart of our favourite Halloween things.
We loved being able to choose our favourites.
We had a great chat about which group had more/less most/least.
How many more/less in one group than in another.
We enjoyed playing some number activity games.
We had a jumping game that involved guessing and predicting.