to the Riverbank Neighbor's "Park"
is again postponed because of 100% prediction of rain and thunder.
we will say:
Rain and thunder
are interesting and powerful,
and a gift of our world.
But our present culture and reality limit our explorations of weather extremes.
We're running out of Winter!
This present moment is very revelatory.
The ground is frozen, still,
from the cold of the past months.
Frozen ground does not accept rain water.
It flows across the surface of the land,
and builds into runnels and streams and cascades into rivers creating a great erosive force.
This is how flood plains are created.
For us, in the city,
these processes are hidden and altered.
This is part of the subject matter of our 6th Grade trip scheduled for Friday.
I hope it is a "Go".
So, 2nd Grade is postponed.
But I remember a 2nd Grade trip that ended in downpour.
We sheltered on front porches of friendly homes.
And finally I found a giant tarp.
And we all held on,
and walked back to Waters like a giant centipede with a water proof shell.
I think that was a good trip!
by Wednesday, Winter will re-assert itself,
3rd Grade, Room 201, will venture out to Sauganash to see new fallen snow,
and will help cut back invasive brush!
Meet at 9:00 a.m.
Leave at 9:30 a.m.
Back by 1:00 p.m.
Room 207, 4th grade, will try again to do the Mighty Acorns thing, as described above.
Friday! Third time's a charm.
6th Grade, Room 310, will tour the Chicago River system.
Thanks for all,
I will elaborate soon,