Friday, October 30, 2015

Our Halloween Mad Scientist Party!

Our amazing room mom, Jayme, planned the BEST PARTY EVER!  With the help of all of the families in our class (thank you!) we were able to do many experiments while wearing lab coats and safety goggles!  We watched dinosaurs grow from capsules, we made "bugs" light up, we watched as foam exploded from a dinosaurs mouth, we made ooey gooey slime, we made a geyser, and we did a lot of great experiments with dry ice!  We then ended the day with some yummy treats!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thank you, Greens Plus!

Today we tried greens plus chocolate bars ( and the class LOVED them!  I love them too and told the kids that I eat one everyday! They were amazed that the inside was green but still tasty!  I'm not sure why they associate green food with being yucky but this sure did change their minds!  You can get them at some Safeway's, Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods, or on their website (that's what I do) or amazon!  Here is what the kids had to say:
Annabelle- you guys must be scientists to make all of those ingredients taste so good!
Connor- Thank you for giving us bars for our whole class!
Hunter- The bars are really delicious!  Thank you for sending them to our whole class! They were amazing!
Cooper- I like those bars because they taste really good!
Luke- Thank you for giving these to our class!
Toron- Thank you for giving these bars to our class because I really like them!
Kailey- Thank for giving us those bars!
Ava- I really like these bars and thank you for giving them to our whole class!
Haiden- Thank you for getting these to us.  Most everyone in our class liked them!

Delaney- Yummy, yummy, yummy! How do you make green stuff taste so good?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thank you Dragon Herbs!

Today we got to try goji berries from Dragon Herbs (!  The kids LOVED them!  Unfortunately you can only get them online but they are well worth it!  And so healthy for us! They also sent us a superfood powder that the kids are taking home to try on yogurt or applesauce or in smoothies!  Here is what the kids had to say about the goji berries:

Connor- Thank you for sending these berries to our class!
Logan- This is probably the best thing I ever tasted!
Addy- I like these.  Thank you for sending these!
Hunter- These are…DELICIOUS!
Ava- These are awesome!
Ellie- Thank you for the goji berries.  I just love them!

Cooper- I really like goji berries.  They are good!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Thank you, Go Raw!

Today we tried sprouted pumpkin seeds and carrot cake "cookies" by a company called Go Raw (  The great thing about them was that neither treat had any added sugar so our bodies were very healthy!  I told the kids that it would make their bodies go "zing!!"
Here is what the kids had to say:

Sprouted Pumpkin seeds:

Addy- Thank you so much.  These taste so good!
Toron- The pumpkin seeds are delicious!
Connor- Thank you for these pumpkin seeds for our class!
Cooper- Thank you for these great seeds!
Ava- Thank you for bringing such a really, really yummy snack to our class!

Ellie- Thank you for giving the seeds to us.  I am so thankful for you!

Carrot Cake Cookies:
Toron- Those are just too good!
Kailey- Thank you for the cookie crackers!  They were so crunchy!
Connor- Thank you for the cookies!  They taste super good!
Luke- I like those a lot!
Cooper- I like the cookie crackers.  They taste so good!
Aubrey- Those are really, really good!
Ellie- Thank you so much for the cookies!  I love them!
Colten- Thank you for the cookies. (can I have some more Ms. Baker!)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Thank you Justin's!

Sometimes treats (the sugary ones!) don't have to be all bad for you!  Justin's ( sent us organic peanut butter cups and they were a hit!  No bad chemicals (high fructose corn syrup, GMOs, etc)...only well sourced ingredients!  They also sent us some nut butters that we will get to try later this week! You can find their products at King Soopers, Safeway, and Walmart. Here is what some kids had to say about the peanut butter cups:
Connor- Thank you for sending those chocolates to our class!
Toron- This is too good to be healthy for me!
Jasper- I really like these treats a lot!
Colten- I love these.  (Ms. Baker, can I have some more!?)
Aubrey- Thank you!  They taste so good!
Luke- Everything tastes so good!
Kailey- These treats taste really, really good!
Ava- These are so good I am about to cry happy tears!

Thank you Happy Family Brands!

Today we began learning about our bodies and how we can stay healthy.  One way to keep our bodies healthy and happy to is make candy (and other sugary treats) a sometimes food and try to eat more fruits and vegetables as all the time foods! To help us learn that healthy foods can taste yummy, different companies sent us healthy snacks to try!

Today we got to try Apple, peach, pumpkin, and cinnamon sauce from Happy Family Brands  (  They can be found at King Soopers, Safeway, and Wal-Mart!  Here is what some of the kids had to say about it:
Ava- I like these a lot!
Jasper- Thank you for sending these to us!
Colten- Thank you for sending these so much.  Thank you and thank you!
Kailey- Thank you! And Yum!
Luke- Thank you! This is delicious!
Aubrey- Thank you!
Connor- Thank you and these taste so good!
Toron- Thank you for letting us have these healthy treats for our class!  They taste fabulous!

What is your favorite sense?

What is your favorite sense and why?

Logan- my favorite sense is seeing so I don’t run into anything sharp!
Connor- my favorite sense is hearing so I can keep hearing things!
Luke- my favorite sense is hearing because I want to be able to hear when my mom says to go to class!
Delaney- my favorite sense is taste because if we didn’t have it we would be without food and water!
Toron- my favorite sense is seeing so that I don’t cut myself when I eat!
Annabelle- my favorite sense is seeing so I don’t run into a wall and get hurt!
Hunter- my favorite sense is taste so I can try new food!
Addy- my favorite sense is taste because I have a lot of food in my belly!
Jasper- my favorite sense is seeing because I like to look at houses, dogs, and people making dinner!
Colten- my favorite sense is hearing so I can hear the danger of a rattlesnake!
Kailey- my favorite sense is hearing in case there is a fire!
Aubrey- my favorite sense is feeling because I like to feel stuff that is soft!
Cooper- my favorite sense is seeing because I like to see roller coasters and cars crashing into each other!
Ava- my favorite sense is taste because I like to eat!
Haiden- my favorite sense is seeing because I like to see things go fast!
Camden- I like all of them!
Ellie- my favorite sense is hearing so I can hear the police if I get into an accident.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Vote for our pumpkin!

We are participating in our school wide pumpkin decorating contest!  We turned our pumpkin into a globe!  We actually made two and our class will vote on the one we want to enter in the contest that will take place at our trick-or-treat street next Friday!

Pumpkin math

We did some pumpkin math today!  We estimated the height, diameter, and weight of our pumpkin then measured and weighed to figure out the answers!  Afterwards, during indoor recess, the kids thought the pumpkin looked boring and asked to decorate it!

Snakes in Cambodia!

My husband, "Mr. Shawn", just returned from Cambodia so the kids and I saw some pictures and videos from his trip.  Once video has someone from his group eating a snake on a stick! The kids were at first horrified by this then the more they thought about it, some wanted to go to Cambodia and try it!  One child suggested we do a graph (one of our favorite things to do this year) to see who would like to go to Cambodia and eat a snake and who would not!  The results surprised me!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Christopher Columbus

This week we learned some good things about Columbus and some bad things.  We got to choose if we thought he was a hero or a villain.  What do you think?

Was Columbus a hero or a villain?

Delaney- He was mostly bad because he stole land.

Addy- He was a villain because he stole stuff from the people on the new land.  I also don’t like that he brought germs to the new people.  It’s difficult to choose because he was so smart but he was still a villain.

Ava- He was a villain because he stole the land, spices, and jewels for the queen.  He also stole the soft stuff from the people on the new land. 

Logan- He was bad because he stole people from the new land. 

Kailey- He was bad because he stole people’s land and gave it to the queen.

Annabelle- He was bad because even his men didn’t like him and wanted to throw him overboard. 

Aubrey- He was good because he left stuff for the new people.

Hunter- I think he is a hero because he wanted to bring spices to the queen to make her food good.

Toron- I think he was good because he discovered new land.

Connor- He was bad because the queen got new land that was stolen.

Luke- He was a villain because he stole stuff from the people.

Colten- He was good because he found new land for all of his people.

Ellie- He was bad because he stole all of the gold and spices.  He stole because he wanted the spices for his food to taste good and he wanted nice clothes.

Haiden- I think he was a villain because he made people go on the boat back with him to Spain.

Cooper- He is a “lemon” because stole the gold and spices and silk.

Friday, October 9, 2015

A field trip and stone soup!

We got to go to Miller Farms on a field trip this week and it was AWESOME!  We picked veggies and pumpkins then we got to make Stone Soup (with veggies and real stones!)

We are artists!

This week we learned about some famous artists including Miro, Matisse, Picasso, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci!  We also learned about Donatello and Raphael as they are part of the "Ninja Turtle Artists!" We tried to recreate some famous works!

Friday, October 2, 2015


I always feel badly when I have to recycle my kombucha bottles so I have been coming up with different ways to reuse them!  This week we got to make "kombucha bottle jack-o-lanterns!"

Teddy Bear picnic

We got to bring our teddy bears to school and have a picnic!  It was so fun!  One kid said it was "THE BEST DAY EVER!"

Around the world with Ms. Baker's class!

We just spent the last month taking an imaginary trip around the world!  It was so fun to see the Eiffel Tower and Nessie in Europe, go on a safari in Africa, sing at the Sydney Opera House and go on a walkabout in Australia, have a snowball fight in Antarctica, learn about football in North America, see the rain forest in South America, and make kites and see elephants do really cool things in Asia!

We made globed to see what each continent looked like!

Passports and suitcases are ready so we're off!

Henna tattoos and head coverings in the Middle East!

The boys got henna tattoos too!

On safari in Africa!

Making maps!

Protecting ourselves with a "poisoned blow dart" in South America!

Kites in Asia!

Learning to use chopsticks in Asia!

Greek Salad in Europe!