In math we are now covering comparing decimals. This lesson was very short since the students grasped it very quickly. Even though they may not have been exposed to it last year, they listened to me when I said to look for a pattern. If they can compare whole numbers, then comparing decimals is a very simple matter.
In science, we had students make a prediction and a conceptual model. Each group had a cup with a bit of butter/margarine, a chocolate chip, some gravel, a sugar cube, and a piece of a birthday candle (wax). They drew a chart in their science notebooks and make the prediction for each material: when it is exposed to hot water, will it melt, dissolve, or will nothing happen?
Once we made the prediction, we had to test it with the experiment. Then, results were noted. On Sunday, we will continue this with drawing conceptual models.