Today Monday the 24th of November we did a snow experiment in my class. First we talked about whether we had ever seen snow. One boy Aiden said that he did when he was on holiday in Italy. We talked about how we thought it would feel, if it would be cold or warm. We also discussed what clothes we wear when it snows and what we could do with the snow, such as build a snowman or make snowballs. We also discussed what the colour of snow is.
We put Bicarbonate of Soda in a big bowl and then we added Shaving Foam which the children said their dads use to shave their beard. We mixed it all together. Each of the children took their turn to feel and smell it. They said it smelled nice (The shaving foam). After each child made a small snowball. They all enjoyed playing with it.
This experiment allows children to see that air takes up room and is always present even though we can’t see it.
We began by blowing up a balloon and asking the children what they thought was in the balloon. Some of the children did say that air was in the balloon. We let the balloon go and we talked about what happened.
We took an empty water bottle and asked the children what was in the bottle. The balloon was blown up again and placed over the bottle. The children were asked why the balloon wasn’t going down when we did that. They came up with some answers so we explained that the bottle was full of air as well so the air in the balloon had nowhere to escape.
I took another empty bottle and poked a small hole just big enough for a straw to go through it. I sealed it with Blue Tac. We explained to the children what we were doing.
Then we asked the children what they thought would happen if we poured water in the bottle level with the very top of the straw. The children said that water will come out but they saw that the water didn’t go out. We told them that we would have to pour more water over the level of the straw for that to happen and we showed them what we meant.
Then we blew up the balloon again and put it over the top of the bottle. They were amazed when they saw the water coming out of the straw like a fountain. They also noticed that the balloon was going down as the water was coming out of the straw. We talked about why that was happening and that the air in the balloon pushed down on the water and forced it up the straw.
They enjoyed this experiment so much that we had to do it over and over again!!!
Our students participated in the Fun Run organized by St. Theresa Secondary School. They had fun and were the first to complete the Run. The photos clearly show what a great time they had. But the best part is that their donations went to the Community Chest Fund.
During these last couple of weeks students have been preparing for the Students Council elections. During PSD sessions students were given lessons on the democratic process of electing members of this Council. Each prospective candidate prepared a poster to advertise the qualities that he or she had to persuade friends to vote for him or her. These posters were exhibited in the school foyer.
On Tuesday 25th November, an election was held and a member from each class in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 was elected. These students will form the Council and under the guidance of Ms. Audrey Bezzina and Ms. Annabelle Azzopardi they will meet to discuss matters that will benefit all students.
Din is-sena beda s-servizz tan-Nurture Class fl-iskola ta’ Ħal Lija. Fin-Nurture Class it-tfal isibu ambjent li jgħinhom iħossuhom tajbin magħhom infushom u milqugħa. Huwa post fejn jingħataw iktar ħin u opportunita’ jitkellmu fuq dak li jħossu u jissudaw il-ħiliet li għandhom bżonn biex jiffaċċjaw l-isfidi tal-ħajja. Jitgħallmu l-valuri tar-rispett, l-ubbidjenza, l-imħabba u t-tolleranza f’ambjent sabih li jixbaħ lil dak tad- dar. Jaqsmu l-esperjenzi tagħhom ma’ tfal bħalhom u jaħdmu fi grupp. Is-servizz tan-Nurture Class jgħin lill-istudenti jiżviluppaw dawk il-kwalitajiet neċessarji biex jirnexxu, u jircievu edukazzjoni sħiħa.
Ċaqlaq Team from the Ministry of Education organized a session on Monday 24 November to Years 1, 2 and 3. The animators first explained the importance of eating healthy food, the importance of daily exercise and how it helps to build a strong body. The children were given a cup of freshly juiced strawberries and raspberries and ended the session doing on-the-spot exercises. The kids enjoyed it a lot!
Children were given different capacities in millilitres and litres and they had to pour the water into a measuring jug according to their measurements. Pupils also explored the scale reading of their containers and they had to be accurate while observing at eye-level. Continue reading ‘Educational activities – Ms. Beverly Ann Buttigieg 4.1′
The children in my class were asked to bring a small plant pot and a cutting each. I covered a table with magazine papers and in groups of 2 each child put peat in the pot and planted the cutting. Continue reading ‘Planting cuttings activity in Ms. Wood’s Kinder class’
During the week starting 20th October, children are going to be exposed to various activities, lessons, talks and Special Assemblies about the importance of saving water. This is one of the targets of the EcoSchool action plan which is part of our School Development Plan. Continue reading ‘Water Week’