We had fun attempting to demonstrate Newton’s Third Law of Motion this week with balloons, string, and a water bottle.
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Our weekly writing prompt was – If you had $100 and could only buy things that start with the first letter of your name, what would you buy? The children came up with many interesting responses. What would you buy?
There are no shortage of books and articles advising us that our digital native children are becoming addicted, detached, or distracted by their digital devices, or, alternately, that this technology is offering children new opportunities for creativity and broader, positive, social engagement. Regardless of our own point of view about the use of technology, our children need our guidance to navigate it’s use.
Skylarr’s family brought us five gorgeous orange cauliflowers. We made roasted cauliflower soup that was out of this world. Here is the recipe that your child could definitely make for the family for dinner:
Some of the lessons I presented were abstract long division, parts of a woody stem, other types of stems, gender nouns, the food chain, math facts, polygons, introduction to the leaf, types of lines, parts of a line, verb charades, singular and plural nouns, parts of a leaf, felting, multiples, rhythm sticks, and the crust, mantle, and core…
We have been talking quite a bit lately at school about reading, writing and screens. Over the past 16 years of teaching and especially in the last five years, I have seen a significant change in the way that children are processing language in both reading and writing…
This week we were gifted with the most gorgeous, fresh tomatoes from Sophia’s family garden, so we made salsa. It was very well received and I was actually a bit surprised.
Please complete the consent forms for Fort Ross and the permission slip for WMS, as well as submitting a check (or cash) for $70. Here are the significant dates and deadlines for the upcoming… Read More
We made beet dip. We talked a lot about beets being maligned due to their unattractive exterior. We noticed all the bad stuff about them. “They’re hairy.” “They smell like dirt.” “They look like fat carrots.”
Be assured that I have no need for every child to be able to cook, although that is the main place to start for a healthy adult lifestyle, but all the skills brought about by cooking are related and support more academic work such as holding a pencil (the strength to squeeze a lemon), prioritizing, time management, safety with sharp tools etc.