1st Grade Spotlight: Mrs. Hoekstra

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Roux and Hadley tell us about making slime in Mrs. Hoekstra's first grade classroom.

Written by: Roux and Hadley

 

Oooey. Gooey. Fluffy. Stretchy. Bubbly. Crunchy. Do you know what we are thinking about? We're thinking about oooey, gooey, fluffy, stretchy, bubbly, crunchy SLIME!!! We are in Mrs. Hoekstra's first grade class and we made slime.  In science we were talking about liquids, gases and solids. We got to make slime because it was like a liquid and a solid.  It was like a liquid because it can take the shape of the bag.  It was like a solid because when we were making it, it was supposed to end up kind of like a ball. Making slime is AWESOME!!! We will teach you how to do it.

Ball Slime 

1. You need glue, baking soda, activator (contact solution), plastic bag or bowl, and a spoon.

2. Put a half a bottle of glue into a bag or a bowl.  

3. Add a pinch of baking soda.

4. Stir with a spoon or your hand.

5. Add three plastic spoonfuls of contact solution.  

6. Stir with a spoon or your hand.

7. Your slime should be able to shape into a ball.If it is too gluey, you need to add more baking soda. If it is too hard, you need to add more contact solution. 

8. Play with your slime and have some fun! Keep it in a plastic bag and close it shut or if you don't want to keep it, give it to a nice friend of yours.

 

Fluffy Slime

1. You need glue, baking soda, activator (contact solution), plastic bag or bowl, spoon and shaving cream.

2. Put a half a bottle of glue and two golf ball size squirts of shaving cream into the bowl or bag. Or if you are looking for the fluffiest slime, you can make three golf ball size squirts that look like a Mickey Mouse.

3. Add a pinch of baking soda.

4. Stir with a spoon or your hand.

5. Add three plastic spoonfuls of contact solution. 

6. Stir with a spoon or your hand.

7. Your slime should be fluffy!

8. Enjoy your fluffy slime!  Keep it in a plastic bag and close it shut or if you don't want to keep it, you should give it to a family member.

There are so many ways to play with your slime.  You can make bubbles by spreading out your slime on the counter, pick it up with two people, wave it around like a parachute and quickly put it down.  It is fun to add food coloring, paint, or beads to your slime. You can squish it, smash it, roll it, crunch it, and stretch it.  Just don't put it on the couch to prank someone because your mom might get mad. We hope you have an awesome time making oooey, gooey, fluffy, stretchy, bubbly and crunchy slime!!!

 


 

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