Well, I have had some fun with October posts!
If you follow my little blog you have
learned how to neglect your blog, read about making pancakes in the lab, and learned about scary things! Now, it is time to
People, it is November......did that kinda creep up on you like it did for me!
I was scrolling through my Instagram and saw Farley's Currently post and had a little come apart
cause I was not READY for it to be Currently time!
But it is and I thank you Farley!
If you are here because of Currently, you probably already follow Farley, but if you just happened to stop by and don't follow her,
seriously, go and do that right now.
...to my floor being vacuumed by a robot. That's right! I am too lazy to even push a vacuum and just turn on Roomba, watch the cats scatter, and then go away to blog.
Believe it or not, it actually works really well. If you have pets you need a Roomba.
I sit through faculty meetings everyday and listen to the items that classroom teachers are struggling with----IEP's, PBL, PST, reports and surveys, Parent Conferences, Reading Goals, STAR testing results, prep for state testing, and this list never ends. What do I do during this time?
I doodle on my note paper
I doodle on my note paper
because none of it applies to me!
I just go back to my lab and do spectacular hands-on, mind-engaged, inquiry-based, amazing experiments and projects with kids that LOVE it!
Third grade recently learned about volume by building a container that would hold a specific amount of popcorn. The container in that photo was well built, but about 4 times larger than needed.
Fourth graders are building platforms and in that photo kids were testing shapes of support columns. Our results showed a round column to be the best!
...about platforms for next week! Most of the classes will be building platforms using newspaper- like these:
A couple of groups will be starting the next set of platforms which involves straws! It's going to be interesting! We have learned a lot about what qualities a platform has. Last week some groups just built a tall column with a flat top! Is that a platform? It held weight- a lot of weight, but was it a platform? I had to change one of the constraints of the task to make sure we were building the right thing! We will try again this coming week!
...the weather to stay fall-ish! We had a light frost this morning in Alabama! Not fun. I would like the weather to stay in the seventies, please.
...to re-stock my aquarium.
I murdered my fish.
There was yucky brown algae. I added algae killer which killed the fish.
So, today I am going to the pet store to get new fish.
Maybe I will read the algae killer directions next time.....
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.
It's about a group of friends that meet at summer camp as kids and then remain friends into adulthood. The story follows how they each take different paths, but remain somewhat friends. I am not sure where the story is going, but the characters are likable and I do want to see what happens to them!
Next up for me is to tackle Book 4 of the Game of Thrones series.
I love those books!
Have a great November!