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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Middle of May 2017: The Teaching/Learning Path

Students were joyful on Friday as we attempted to make slime (we need a better recipe), watched balloons blow up from the gas created from a vinegar-baking soda mixture, cleaned the spade foot toad tank, fed the earthworms, studied matter, and visited a local brook to look for tadpoles or frog eggs (we didn't find any, but we did find very interesting animal remains with very curved teeth).

Next week will be another busy and positive week with the following focus areas:

  • Hands-on science exploration
  • Attention to the spade foot tadpoles
  • Science reading and study
  • Science MCAS
  • Lots of play rehearsal
  • Biography study
  • Student Meetings
  • Professional writing class
The prep focus is to try out a few science explorations and then to use those explorations with the class. There will be focus on science and biography research too as well as continued nature study and hands-on nature exploration. It's a week for jeans and sneakers for all that messy indoor/outdoor exploration and learning--a good week ahead, the way I like to teach and learn.