Tomorrow, and Friday, 8th grade will foray into the gardens to continue their good works: leaf raking, compost hauling, trash pick-up, wood splitting, etc.
Each class comes out for 45 minutes at 1:15 p.m.. Last week we had 5 adult supervisors which vastly increased the amount of work done, and the fun.
Please join us, including parents with kids in the primary and middle grades, if for no other reason, to see what the future holds in store for you.
Also on Friday, at 8:30 a.m. , 2nd Grade, Room 203, will do the Water Cycle, Water molecule, unique history, necklace activity. We will have 9 stations, so we need at least 27 parent volunteers. (joke). At the end of the process we will need to tie off the necklaces that have been created: anxious kids, tiny knots. Each necklace will be unique, representing the almost infinite paths a water molecule will make during its billions of years on this pretty planet. Come join the fun. But, be ready to answer these basic ecological questions:
The Chicago River is connected to the ________;
which is connected to the __________;
which is connected to the _________;
and which jazzy city does it go through?;
before it enters the Atlantic through the _________.
Also related to the Water cycle:
There are two great powers on either end of this saw.
One pulls down the water molecules, the other raises them up.
What are the names of this otherworldly duet?
(Hint: ask your 2nd graders)
ZERO WASTE PROJECT
We are doing....
..... all right, I guess.
We are making the transition from having lots of helpers,
to leaving the whole process in the hands of our kids, the custodians, and Right at School good hearts.
It is working pretty well.
But for the first wave, at 11:15 a.m., with the Kinder kids, then the 1st graders, no custodians are there.
So, it's up to those lovely children, those colliding planetoids, those amazingly brave young humans,
to negotiate the sorting line.
I think we need dedicated volunteers there for ....?
another month? ...
Before these kids will internalize the many choices for waste reduction.
If you think you might be able to free your self, from 11:15 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., it would make a huge difference. Plus you get to have a peek at this whole process.
I am still amazed at the way these tiny kids interact with multiple adults, make multiple decisions,
make there way through lines,
tray wobbling, grab a spot, and/or reach reach for a ketchup packet, while their tray tilts disastrously,
find a place at the table,
like or dislike the food,
rise when bidden,
enter the sorting line
totally lost or totally confidant,
but always... verrrrry slowly.
As the line builds into a mob.
It is a beautiful thing.
Let me know,