LEADERSHIP: This week was the end of the grading period for our school, and we select several different recognitions at this time. In my class, the students choose the Student of Virtue and the student who goes to the Principal's Lunch. Each award has a character trait focus, and this six weeks the virtue was acceptance and the Principal's lunch was leadership. The kids voted for Kendra as the person who showed the most leadership in our class! This is a big honor---our principal grills hot dogs for these select kids and they get to eat with him. Pretty dang cool.
EASTER EGGS: Time again for the annual egg coloring. I know Easter is next weekend, but I had a hankering for some egg salad sandwiches for lunch this week! I got the traditional PAAS kit again this year, and it had TWELVE color tabs! Goodness, remember when it was only 6?! I boiled 12 eggs last night, but we dyed the eggs after lunch and I just couldn't wait for that sandwich! Hence, only 11 eggs colored.
Yeah, it is in the 80's outside, but Kendra is wearing her fuzzy monkey WINTER jammies. We are totally "jammies after church" people.
BEAVERS: Kendra had an assignment for school to do an animal research project. We are studying the wetlands biome, and she was assigned to research the beaver. I made the assignment VERY open-ended--the kids could do anything they wanted that adequately shared the research they gathered about their animal. Kendra loves to work with clay, so the first part of her project was to make this:
Isn't he cute???? She did a great job. But of course, that's not all. I love, love, LOVE technology, so I taught her how to use this neat online tool called VoiceThread. SUPER easy to use, and makes a great presentation in her voice, but it is recorded so she doesn't have to memorize or read the information to the class. If you are aching to learn more about the beaver, you can click here and you can see it. Check it out if even for just a few slides...it is pretty neat. She also made an online quiz to do with the class. You can click here if you have a burning desire to see it, too. I have a feeling she will be getting a 100 on this assignment. :-)