Dear School Volunteers!
I forgot to announce that we will be conducting the Water Cycle Necklace activity on
Thursday 2:15 Room 111 and
Friday 8:30 Room 203,
with the 2nd Grade.
If you have older kids, you have already gone through this chaos.
And I have gone through it multiple times,
like accelerating through warp drive.
I think it is worth it!
The water cycle still thrills me!
It thrills me to teach it.
This engine is driven by two, mighty Forces:
One is Gravity, pulling all, (including water in the form of snow, rain, sleet)
to its bosom.
And yet, as I ask the kids:
Why don't the oceans overflow?
The other Superhero:
lifting the surface molecules of water off the ocean,
into the air, rising,
until they cool,
form droplets and crystals.
(Break: Do you believe this story?
Is it some cult description of reality?)
2 Hydrogen, one Oxygen,
has its own destiny,
free within limits,
might end up in you, or me,
or in a hurricane,
or a mollusk shell!
the Water Cycle necklace activity will produce unique stories,
and unique works of art for all our 2nd grade kids.
It is KINETIC!
It is full of joy,
And sometimes tragedy (all beads, carefully placed on string, then bouncing randomly on the classroom floor).
Please join us, if you can.
We could use up to 30 volunteers for each class (just kidding).
Quiet and Noise
Don't forget to purchase your copy of "The Fight Between Quiet and Noise"
and a few extra for friends. We have been able to donate $650 so far to the Ecology program.
Visit the Waters Ecology Program Website for current/historical writings, films, photos, and interviews.
Water Ecology Program Website
Friends of the Chicago River
Forest Preserves of Cook County
North Park Village Nature Center