Celebrating Each Saturday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. It's a good time to welcome Saturday! Come join us! Tweet at #CelebrateLu
I'm leaving with my class next Tuesday for a ten day trip to Washington D.C. & then the Chesapeake Bay area. Sorry to those of you who've read the news before! Any week before a big trip is huge, with so much to wrap up, so much to settle, and so on. Here are the highlights:
Students love to create machines out of discards. This time they had to be less intricate because there were only 2 weeks to work. The assignment was to use a ping-pong ball as part of the kinetic energy in order to accomplish one simple task. Everyone shared their work Monday afternoon. Here's one picture.
The class continued to work on individual unit goals, but Wednesday and Friday mornings gave presentations about one topic that gave some enticing information about one thing we would see/visit on our trip. They had already turned in magazine-type articles about the topics, but this time they were to present a little about the topic to get us excited. They did a wonderful job, and for some, it isn't easy being the presenter. Some nerves were evident!
Friday was May Day, and I have one student who is studying the politics as well as the traditions of that day. She gave a marvelous presentation yesterday, and taught the rest of the class how to do a Maypole dance-fun, fun! Here's what it looks like at the beginning.
We prepped new field journals to capture our experiences. Daily morning greetings, notes and sketches during the day, and evening reflections are expected. We talked & practiced in old journals both inside and outside, noticed good ideas for arrangement as we displayed the pages, hopefully will be ready to do lots of wonderful journaling next week!
Another happy thing was Poem In Your Pocket day when students had previously chosen a staff member and found or wrote a poem to present with an artistic pocket. They were delivered on Thursday, and much appreciated!
This is the first day in 31 days that I haven't posted a poem. Feels strange! But I do celebrate all the poetry written in April, a huge treat!
Of course Ingrid came home with me yesterday like always, a lovely end to such a busy week!
Have a terrific weekend, everyone!