# Kitchen Chemistry

Today we have used things that can be found in the kitchen to explore changes that are REVERSIBLE and NON-REVERSIBLE.  We made and tasted honeycomb and popcorn.  These were non-reversible changes caused by HEAT.  We also watched a candle melt into a liquid and then cool down and become a solid again.  Melting a candle is a reversible change.

Our teachers could not think of a food that could be a reversible change.  They could not think of a food that starts as a solid, can be changed into a liquid when heated and then goes back to being a solid when cooled down.

Have a talk at home and see if you can think of something that we could have used .  You might even like to test it and tell us all about what you did.  You could even take some photos as evidence of your experiment.

Have fun 2M scientists 🙂

I did have a bit of trouble making the honeycomb. I think I stirred the bi-carb soda too long.  I had to have a few goes before I had a batch I was happy with.  Sometimes when we try a new procedure it doesn’t always work.  But I kept persisting and everyone seemed to like the taste of the fourth attempt.  Ms W then found a cool YouTube clip that had a couple of different ways to make honeycomb.  Here is the clip…

# SUBTRACTION Strategies

Our maths focus is now SUBTRACTION.

We are exploring the connection between addition and subtraction.  We are discovering all about fact families.  We can take three numbers and make two addition facts and two subtraction facts.

To make the subtraction facts the largest number has to go first!

You may like to practice your recall of subtraction facts by playing:

As we make some more discoveries we will share them here…

# Movable Snails

### What was clear about the instructions your wrote?  Were there any steps that were a bit tricky to follow?

You might like to try writing a procedure at home about something else you are good at making.  Here is a composing sheet to help you get your ideas ready before you start writing:

Procedure Composing Sheet

Moveable Snails on PhotoPeach

# Happy Mother’s Day

I would like to wish all our mums a very happy Mother’s Day!  There are so many things you do for us and many of them go unnoticed and unappreciated.  We are forever grateful for all the love and support you give us.  On Thursday night at our Reconciliation Family Faith night we shared this video (featuring the children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation or receiving a blessing).  I thought on Mother’s Day it might be nice to share with everyone…

# A Prayer for Mothers

We thank you Lord for the great gift of motherhood.
It is within our mother’s womb, that we began life.
It is in her embrace that we have known safety and comfort.
It is through her encouragement that we grow and mature.

Lord, bless our mothers.
Draw close to them and hear their prayers for their children.
Give them the grace of surrendered love –
a love that images the love of our heavenly mother, Mary.

May all mothers find daily
the strength to love generously,
the patience to endure graciously,
and the grace to live their vocation of motherhood joyously.

We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ,

Amen.

### Do you have any books at home that have procedures in them?  If you do, bring them in so we can check them out…

We read a great procedure together that teaches you how to write a blog comment.  I especially like the step about PROOFREADING… Check it out:

# The Curiosity Show has begun…

### Stay tuned for a slide show about our incursion day…

Miss M made a tea bag rocket…

Tea Bag Rocket