Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Now that the summer is here, we are getting excited for our first camping trip, which we will probably take in the next two weeks. On the weekend Maya asked me for glue. This is what she made. You may not be able to tell what it is, but it is a paper towel, glued into a ball on the end of a stick to look like a marshmallow. She pretended to roast it over the BBQ (which was not lit at the time). She will be happy with the real thing soon :)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
One of the traditions at our school is the annual first grade egg drop. The first graders study the life cycle of chickens and hatch live chicks in their classrooms each spring. They also do a family project where the object is to design a protective case for an egg that will help it to withstand being hurled down from the school roof by our principal. We tested a few designs at home that were not successful, but the one that eventually worked at home worked at school also. It was a lot of fun for everyone and we were very relieved to find that our egg survived the drop!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Then on Thursday we found out that two of the schools in our (me and Shayne's) school district were going to be closed for a week because of two cases of swine flu. "I am in the computer lab this year..." I began to think it over..."All 600 of them come through here every seven days..." hmm...."and touch their germ-ridden hands all over the keyboards and mice..." So I started disinfecting a little more frequently.
Then the more rational side reminds me that 36,000 Americans die of the flu every year. As terrible as that is, it is a fact. Is this going to be so much worse than a normal flu running it's course? What do you guys think? Are you changing anything in your lives as a result of this? Don't forget to answer the 2 poll questions :)