Eric's Weekly Update 11-18-11

posted Nov 21, 2011, 9:42 AM by Cynthia Friedman
This week…
Gravity is a pretty cool thing. Lucky for us too, because without gravity we couldn’t throw popcorn in the air and catch it in our mouths. I encouraged the kids to practice dropping different sized objects from the roof of their homes to watch the rate of fall. Plates (especially China) work best, but lamps and priceless art also work well (just kidding). Let me know how the experiments turn out at homeJ

We also looked at the function of roots. Just when you think you know a plant, it goes and surprises you…

Next week and beyond…
Next week the students will get some time in class to put finishing touches on their Africa projects, as they get ready for the presentations the week of the 28th. The first round is mostly educational, as we learn pretty quickly what we wish we did differently and what worked well. As the year progresses, feedback and practice make the presentations get better and better. We will also have some physics work by learning about the pendulum.

Just before Stone Soup, Laura and Larry Wayte will perform a musical treat for the entire school. They are professional artists and if you come you will not be disappointed.

Please note the new school lunch policy, which begins December 16. If you read the Ridgeline E-News it tells you why the lunch program is being discontinued. After the December date all students will be required to bring their own lunches from home.

Eric and Adriene