Friday, December 19, 2014

My Cup Runneth Over...

I cannot thank each and every one of my amazing parents and grandparents for all of your help, volunteering in the classroom, chaperoning on our zoo field trip, generous party food donations, and wonderful holiday gifts. We had so much food left over from our holiday party, that we were able to give it all to the custodial staff to show our thanks and appreciation for all they do.

The students had such a blast watching The Polar Express, jingling their sleigh bell necklaces, playing with their stuffed animals, and eating, eating, eating all the pizza and sweeties their tummies could hold! The laughter and fun in the classroom was definitely the best part of the day.

I also want to thank all my amazing students and parents for an AWESOME 2014. I wish all the best to you and yours as you celebrate this holiday season and ring in the new year with family and friends.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!


The most amazing second grade class *ever* is making headlines in the Mandarin Newsline December 2014 issue!! Crown Point Elementary did an article on Red Ribbon Week and . . . 

< pause for dramatic effect >

. . . congratulated our class on winning the Red Ribbon Week Door Decoration Contest! WAY TO GO MS. KEARSON'S CLASS!!

If you do not receive the Mandarin Newline paper at your home, don't worry... you can download a digital copy of the article from the Mandarin Newsline website (I provided a link under the article picture).

Congratulations again to my rocking awesome second graders for showing their Panther Pride and support for Red Ribbon Week and a drug free school!!

The article in the Mandarin Newsline...
Click here to download a digital copy of the article in the Mandarin Newsline

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mad Scientist Day

We had so much fun during Mad Scientist Day at Crown Point Elementary. Each of the second grade classrooms planned a science experiment to share with the other classes on our grade level as we did our Mad Scientist Day rotations.

In Kearson's Classroom, we chose to do erupting apples (thank you, Pinterest). First, we looked at each of the items needed for the experiment... baking soda with pumpkin spice, vinegar with green food coloring, and an apple. After making our predictions about what might happen if we combined these things together, we began the experiment.

I used a melon baller to scoop out the center part of the apple. Next, we poured our baking soda and pumpkin spice mixture into the apple... it smelled soooo good. Finally, we poured the green vinegar over the baking powder and pumpkin spice mixture in the apple and watched it erupt! The children were completely amazed and had a total blast making the apples erupt over and over and over again!! SO MUCH FUN!!

"It looks like acid!" ~ The video of our Erupting Apples Mad Scientist Experiment