Crossman Crew

Thursday, February 23, 2012

In House Field Trip

Today we had some special visitors!

Three firefighters from Fremont, came to talk to the kids about fire safety, being a firefighter, and all about their equipment.

One of the firefighters put all of his gear on for the kids.

They got to hear all of the alarms and whistles that keep the firefighters safe.

Then we got to go outside to see the fire engine!!

It's really so cool! It has all kinds of doors for storage-it's really my kind of vehicle!

The kids were very impressed with all of the hoses. We were very lucky to have them visit us. The other classes got half of a visit because they had to go out on a call.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Shadow Fun

Today is Groundhog Day! We started the day by watching a short video of Punxsutawney Phil, predicting if we will have an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter. The humans involved in the ceremony said that Phil has never been wrong! Impressive groundhog!
Phil! Phil! Phil! Here he is out, and ready to make his prediction! He's completely adorable! The humans put him on a red carpet and then they lean near him and "listen" to him make his prediction.
Phil predicted that we will have 6 more weeks of winter! If he wasn't so cute, we would all be super disappointed with that outcome!
The kids were busy coloring and assembling their own groundhogs for a measuring/shadow activity.
The practiced (in the dark) making long shadows...
and short shadows.
Then I sent them outside to try their groundhogs with sunlight!

Oh yeah, and we made people shadows too!
The kids wanted you all to see this picture. I have a new lense filter thingy for my iPhone, and I was playing with it today. We ripped these snowmen in January and they really photograph very well. This is the triple lense.