I thought you might enjoy seeing the work-in-progress at school – the coral reef. The different types of coral made out of recycled materials are really creative. And there’s a key beside the sculptures to help you figure out each type. I took these photos this morning and there was still more added today. Pretty impressive.
And here is something that’s been up for a few weeks – one of E’s classmates brought in a book and then a model volcano and the kids made predictions based on what they had read, and then wrote about the process and illustrated it. Each step was written by a different student – E’s is number five. I love all the best-guess spelling and how each kid used the spelling of a difficult word in earlier sentences again in their own. It’s remarkably clear what they wrote, but here’s a translation if you need the help.
1. We made predictions.
2. We put color tablets in 1.00 ml vinegar.
3. We put baking soda (1 tsp) in the volcano.
4. We poured vinegar in the volcano.
5. The acid (vinegar) mixed with the base (baking soda) to make carbon dioxide.
6. Carbon dioxide bubbled over the volcano.
It’s funny how excited a person can get over seeing their kid write a sentence like number five. Plus – volcanoes just rock.