Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Psychedelic Snowflakes

Ms. O's work of art

With this unseasonably warm weather, it's put a bit of a damper on our Snow Theme and the projects that require cold, white and fluffy stuffy. 
So we've rounded up the last of our theme's art/science projects for this week.

To make psychedelic snowflakes, you only need coffee filters, scissors and paint.


Vegan Bites: Lemon Chia Muffins


Ms. C and I were up and at 'em this morning, baking muffins while the siblings slept.

Lemon and coconut are a great combo!!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sci Fri: How much water in snow?


Our Sci Fri consisted of a few seconds of science with a melting snow experiment.
http://www.kcedventures.com/blog/simple-science-experiment-how-much-water-is-in-snow
Ms. O collected the specimen and both scientists made their prediction of how much water could potentially  result in the melting snow.
We marked estimates with painters tape and returned several hours later to find....


Ms.C made the most accurate prediction!

The snow melted to nearly 1/3!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lined Cloth Lunch Bags

Paper Bag Pattern

Our lined lunch bags were born of both necessity and need for a replacement lesson plan (snow is miraculously melting in January!)
http://thelongthread.com/?p=10540
We used an existing pattern, that of a paper bag cut into one sheet, to trace onto material.


Ms. C loves to sew, almost as much as she loves being useful and helpful.
She was very focused on this project and worked alongside for an hour straight!

One Vertical Seam
I cut and pinned, but Ms. C was eager to use the coveted machine.
She knows how to turn it on, drop and lift the foot, wind the needle up and down, but above all she loves stepping on the peddle to watch the machine in action.
She is also the Scissor Sister and calls dibs on cutting the thread.
 I pinned the one vertical seam on all the bags (exteriors and lining), which Ms. C then sewed.





When it came time to meet the sides to the bottom of the bags, I pinned and Ms O sewed.
I'm learning that I can chalk the line the needle should follow with straighter results than if they follow the machine guide.



Ms. C turned the exteriors right side out and inserted the lining, right side in.