Parent Letters

Mixtures and Potions 2017: Silly Putty!

Dear Parents- It was a real circus at Think Like a Scientist! llc today! We wrapped up our Mixtures and Potions unit in a silly way…we made homemade silly putty! Our ingredients were Elmer’s Glue All, water, and Borax. We…

Mixtures & Potions 2017: Play doh

Dear Parents, Welcome to Mixtures and Potions! We are excited to be exploring the properties of solids and liquids along with what their interactions create. We began our lesson today by reading The Little Red Hen, illustrated by Lucinda McQueen.…

Mixtures and Potion 2017: Gak!

Dear Parents- Today during our Mixtures and Potions lesson we created gak! Is gak a solid or a liquid? We will determine that today! We read Change It! Solids, liquids, gases and you by Adrienne Mason to better understand matter…

Mixtures and Potions 2017: Slime

Dear Parents, Our lesson today focused on a few of the many different kinds of scientists that work in our world. We began by reading Mixing and Separating (Working with Materials) by Chris Oxlade. Here we were introduced to the vocabulary words…

Season Safari 2017, Fall!

Dear Parents, We explored the final season this week…fall! We brainstormed all the fun, fall things we like to do and talked about the change of weather that occurs during autumn. Leaves change color and fall off the trees. We…

Season Safari 2017: Summer

Dear Parents, Summer has finally arrived! (Well, at TLaS! it has…for this week!) Today we learned that during the summer months the sun appears to be high overhead. If we watch the clock we will see that there are more…

Season Safari 2017, Spring!

Dear Parents, Spring has sprung! Our safari through the seasons continued this week focusing on spring! We discussed temperature and precipitation, again, because these weather concepts recur in every season. Spring precipitation is rain! We explored the water cycle today.…

Season Safari 2017: Winter

Dear Parents, Today we began our Season Safari. We learned that a year is divided into four parts. Each part is a season that has different weather and a name. We explored the season of winter. Mother Nature has cooperated…