Thank you for an awesome school year! We cant believe how fast the year went by! See you all next year, and to our 5th graders, enjoy middle school! You guys will be missed.
Today, the 3-5 graders made birthday bash treats for all June Birthdays! We started out by mixing butter and marshmallow in a saucepan. Once that was melted, we added in vanilla, milk, and cake mix and mixed it all together. The next step was pouring it on top of the popcorn. Tomorrow at snack, the 3-5 graders will help serve it at snack! yum!🍰🍰
That's all for this week! I can't believe that this school year is almost over!
Hey there Coyote's!
This week the K-2 graders made bath paints! Bath time will now be so much more fun! They had a great time mixing baby shampoo, corn starch, and food coloring together to create a bath safe paint.
Check out the pictures below:
Thats all for this week.
Hey Coyote's! 🍫🍫
This week was a sweet one! On Thursday, the 3-5 graders were able to try different brands of chocolate bars and rate them on a scale of 1-5. The brands were: M&M's, Cadbury, Dove, Lindt, and Hershey's. The categories that they were scoring on include: smell, texture, taste, after taste, and then the final score. This chocolate taste testing was a big hit and we even had to have 2 rounds! At the very end, each kiddo wrote their favorite chocolate bar that they tried on the bottom of their paper. When everyone was done scoring, they got one extra piece of their favorite chocolate bar. Yum! I think its safe to say we will be trying this taste test again with more chocolate bars in the future. 🍫🍫
Check out the pictures and video below!
Have a sweet weekend!
This week we focused on social and emotional skills. On Wednesday, the K-2 graders got to play with conversation cubes. There were 8 cubes that were 6 sided. Each side had a question on it. For example, 'name your favorite vacation spot, what is your favorite flavor of ice cream, tell the group a time when you were excited'. The kids had a great time talking about topics that were fun and made them think a little bit. Ms. Kelly led great conversation with the kids and they had a blast!
Check out the video below about one of our coyote clubbers talking about a time when she was scared:
That's all for this week! Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!
May has come and gone again...more swiftly than ever it seems! Our focus this May was our Family Night. This year, it was all about the kid choice. They came up with the idea and voted on it and chose....The City of Coyote Club!
We started planning for this dynamic night in early May. Each grade group had their own store and items to create. Kindergartners made banks and stuffies and called their store the "Sparkle Store". First graders made flower bouquets and called their store "Flower Power". Second graders made jewelry and called their store "Diamonds in the Sky". Third graders made desserts and called their store "Third Grade-Home-made". Fourth graders sold drinks at "Coyote's Local Quench". Fifth graders ran a restaurant catered by Panera called "Bread-Heads".
Each grade came together at least twice in May and made their items, created their signs and set their prices. On the night of the event, families had to play several fun games to earn coins to "Buy" their items and dinner. Kids ran all the stores and we sold out of almost everything by the time the night was over. It was really incredible to watch our kids come together to put on this amazing event. I am so proud of what the Coyote Clubbers are capable of!
I can't wait to see what we have in store for June!
For the month of May, each grade has been learning about rocks. They have been learning about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Each week they went over these different types. This week, we added polisher and put rocks in some water. Next week we will see how the rocks turn out! The first week the rocks were rough and bumpy, next week they will be soft and smooth.
Check out the pictures below:
Here is my favorite picture from this week:
Have a great 3 day weekend!
On Thursday, it was culture day and this month it was all about Colorado. The 3rd-5th graders followed a recipe called 'Colorado Waffle Iron Potatoes'. Now some of you might be thinking... hmm aren't potatoes from Idaho?? Yes that is true, and Colorado has some of their own potatoes as well. This recipe called for Colorado Yukon Gold potatoes. Since we could not travel to Colorado to get these potatoes, we were able to travel to QFC and pick up a bag of their finest Yukon Gold potatoes.
We had a great time experimenting on which hot cooking item would help us soften the potatoes the fastest. The first thing we tried was what the recipe called for, which was boiling them in a pot of water for 20-30 minutes. So we took out the burner and big pot and attempted to boil some water. Unfortunately this was taking way too long and the water only got warm so we said thank you, next and moved on. The next method we tried was to use a kettle, boil the water, put some potatoes in a pot, and pour the boiling water in the pot. This was a good idea, but the water did not stay boiling the whole time, so the potatoes were still hard. The final method we tried was the microwave. The potatoes were taken out of the water in the pots and were moved into a bowl ready for the microwave. We put one potato in the microwave for 2 minutes and IT WORKED! The potatoes were finally soft enough to be waffle ironed.
The next step was to coat the potatoes in olive oil and place them onto the waffle iron. The coating station was right next to the microwave and the waffle iron so we had an efficient process. I was in charge of the waffle iron and to make the potatoes crispy. Each potato was sitting in the waffle iron for about 2-3 minutes, put onto a plate, and served to the students at the table.
Even though the waffle iron potatoes did not go as planned, the 3-5 graders had a great time experimenting with which source of heat would work the best. We had so much fun that even the 3-5 graders that did not participate in the beginning, came in and started helping. I would say Colorado waffle iron potatoes was a success (since we used a whole bag of potatoes). Check out the pictures below:
That's all for this week!
💜 Ms. Erin
The tastiest activity that the K-2nd graders did this week was making stuffed s'mores cookies. Whats better than a chocolate chip cookies and s'mores?? Well its chocolate chip cookies combined with s'mores!! Yum! They had so much fun adding s'mores ingredients to their cookie mix. The recipe was easy to follow, the only hard part was putting the cookies in the oven and waiting for them to bake. Everyone got to taste their yummy cookie and LOVED them. Id say we had a pretty successful cooking day. Even some of the students that didn't make the cookies got to taste a little piece of them and they loved it as well. It was so good that everyone wanted seconds. Sadly, they did not get any :(
Check out the pictures below! 🍫🍫🍫
That's all for this week! Enjoy the sunshine and have a great weekend.
💜 Ms. Erin
On Monday, the K-2nd graders wrote messages that they then put into a balloon. Each student grabbed a piece of paper, writing utensil, markers, a balloon, and ribbon. On their piece of paper, the kiddos got to write a message to themselves, a family member, or a friend. Then they rolled up their message and put it in a balloon. Next, they filled confetti in the balloon and blew it up. They finished off their balloon with a stylish ribbon and brought their balloon home. Once the balloon went home, they could have given it to their family member or friend. When the family member or friend decides to pop the balloon.... SURPRISE!! confetti and the note come flying out of the balloon. How fun :)
All students that participated in this had a lot of fun! Check out the photos below of the balloons being created
That's all for this week! I hope everyone got to enjoy the sunshine and it looks like it is staying for a little while :) Next Friday is going to be 83 degrees!! woohoo 🌞🌞🌞
💜- Ms. Erin
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