Friday, April 12, 2013

Space Week

This week at school we celebrated Space Week.  The entire school focused on space across the curriculum.  Katie Lee came home each day with something new that she learned about space. It was fun to see her excitement especially since my focus was more on the fact that we have three weeks until ARMT and we need to spend time making sure we are ready for the test rather than space.  Anyway.....
Today was the final lessons and activities for Space Week.  Kindergarten through 2nd grade had kite day.  3rd had a rocket launch and 4-5th had a mock landing simulation with an egg drop. 

Katie Lee had a great time flying her kite. 
 Thanks to Poppie for going into work a little late so he could fly kites with Katie Lee.  I got to go down for just a minute to get a picture of them. 
 While Katie Lee and Poppie were flying kites, 4th grade was dropping their eggs. 

I was amazed at the fact that 3 of the 5 groups in my class had a landing that protected the egg so it did not break. 

Group 1---egg dropped safely
 Group 2--no so much....I was impressed that the used peanut butter as part of their support even if it did not work. 
 Group 3--another successful group
 Group 4--This group ( or one in the group) made this foam container that completely supported the egg and theirs did not break. 
 Dropping the eggs from the top of the fire truck. 
They also created a Milky Way display with black lights for the kids to walk in. 

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