This blog post is about our busy week. First, we had a Patriot's Day ceremony on Tuesday morning. We sang patriotic songs and the police Color Guard raised the flag on our flagpole. We also had a moment of silence for patriots in our country. The second thing we did was harvest carrots! We harvested the carrots that we planted last spring to add to the chili we are making for tomorrow's Harvest Fest! The Harvest Fest is a celebration and meal that we prepare to help raise money to build a school in Sierra Leone. Henry's dad came to help us harvest carrots. They were hard to get out of the ground, but we were able to get them all out eventually. Finally, in science we are learning about air. We made parachutes to learn more about air. We made them with napkins and string. We attached a paper clip to it when we launched them. We learned that air resistance slows down a parachute as it falls. Gravity pulls it down, but air pushes back to slow the fall. We also brought in toys that use air to work! We've learned that air takes up space, air can move things, and when air is compressed, we make air pressure, which can really make things move! These are just a few things we did in our busy week!
Mrs. Holliday's Class
1. What is your favorite patriotic song?
2. If you have ever grown vegetables, what was easy or hard for you to grow?
3. Tell us one fact about air that you know!