Saturday, December 15, 2012

D.E.A.R Time and Changing Wood

On Thursday afternoon, we did something new.  The whole school had D.E.A.R. time!  D.E.A.R. stands for "Drop Everything And Read".  Everyone in the whole school stopped what they were doing and read for fifteen minutes.  It was really cool.  Josh Alexander, a fifth grade Student Council member, came up with the idea and it looks like we are going to do this once a month.  We loved it!

On Friday morning, we did more in our Science unit on wood.  This lesson was on changing wood.  We learned about a pretty cool thing that woodworkers use...sandpaper.  Sandpaper can smooth out a piece of wood so you don't get splinters.  It can also change the shape of the wood.  We each had a wood sample and a piece of sand paper.  We discovered in a hurry that sanding can be hard work.  We collected our sawdust on paper plates and realized that although everyone was busy sanding, we did not collect much sawdust!!

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