Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Fifth grade archaeologists wanted to know: In which environment will "artifacts" decompose least? most? Which artifacts would decompose? Jars were filled with sand, moist compost, moist clay, and rain water. Tomatoes, wood,cotton cloth, bone, iron clip, plastic straw, and paper were the artifacts. Placed in jars in November, here are some images of the results.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Third Graders returned to Plumb Beach for the Fall Clean-up. A Social Action Event that has been taking place since 1990--almost 30 years.
Steve Wilson came back from retirement to help lead. Even though it was his birthday. Or should I say, because it was his birthday.
Thanks to Justin Weiner for his amazing photos.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Second graders figured out how to move heavy loads...They were given a problem. They had to plan. Then try out an idea after agreeing on what to try first.
Given a plank--lift up three large blocks. (A few created a catapult! Yikes.)
Given pipes, blocks, and faucets...get water to the planters 4 feet away.
Given rollers move a crate down the schoolyard track...
Given planks, move a crate up the staircase without carrying it.