Make-Your-Own “Fireworks”

Can you make your own fireworks? We can. Señora Wellman showed us how in Spanish class. Here's what we did.

Can you make your own fireworks? We can. Señora Wellman showed us how in Spanish class. Here’s what we did.

 

 

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First, we saw that what she had in mind was to make the "fireworks" outdoors. We would parade out to the spot with our newly-made Olympic "banderas," our flags.

First, we saw that what she had in mind was to make the “fireworks” outdoors. We would parade out to the spot with our newly-made Olympic “banderas,” our flags.

 

 

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We found the flags we'd made yesterday and waved them as we paraded around balancing, running, swimming, following her prompts in Spanish, and her body language.

We found the flags we’d made yesterday and waved them as we processed around the room, balancing, running, swimming, following her prompts in Spanish, and her body language.

 

 

Then, when we all had our flags and were ready, we made our way to the dropcloth she had prepared in a shady area. There were round coffee filters we later learned had been filled with baking soda, spray bottles with white vineagar and lots of little tear-shaped food coloring bottles.

Then, when we all had our flags and were ready, we made our way to the drop cloth she had prepared in a shady area. There were round coffee filters we later learned had been filled with baking soda, spray bottles with white vinegar and lots of little tear-shaped food coloring bottles.

 

 

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Señora Wellman is a great conversationalist.

Señora Wellman is a great conversationalist.

 

 

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She very quickly explained what to do so that we could get to work, putting out different colors of food coloring and trying our hands with the spray bottles.

She very quickly explained what to do so that we could get to work, putting out different colors of food coloring and experimenting  with the spray bottles.

 

 

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We had to help each other a little bit with the food coloring tops.

We had to help each other a little bit with the food coloring tops.

 

 

Then, finally, we had little explosions of color in whirls all over the drop-cloth.

Then, finally, we had  explosions of color in whirls all over the drop-cloth.

 

Some of the colors blended together, making interesting combinations.

 

When we ran out of coffee filters there were more, and more baking soda and vinegar, too.

 

It was good to be outside in the shade, experimenting with color, learning the names of the colors in Spanish and just being together.

 

If you want to try it, all you need is some baking soda, a spray bottle of white vinegar, some different colors of food coloring, and some round coffee filters.  That’s it!

 

Hope you enjoy your Fourth of July Independence Day Holiday and thank you for reading our blog.