Friday, November 18, 2016

Concentration Power


Monday morning, first thing, yearbook photos will be retaken. The early start should help our morning fresh kids stay tidy for photos. Fingers crossed.

Indeed, emailing you the spelling words before the test worked out well, so here are next Friday's words. No need to study over the weekend. The kids will receive the words Monday and can begin studying from then on.

Alexander Graham Bell once said,"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought into focus."  To demonstrate his view of focus, we tried to concentrate the sun's rays with a magnifying glass. It worked! The sun's beam burned through a notebook and a leaf or two, safely. So, hopeful, Bell's point and mine were taken into mind by the kids. There's power in concentration.

The Power of Concentration

As our math continues to exercise measurements, the kids were asked to mark a water bottle from zero to 500ml with increments of 100ml. The challenge was how to mark the bottle with only one exact 100ml portion of water, a cup, a water bottle, a marker, and access to a sink. Not all of the kids got the idea at first, but eventually it clicked. Use the first 100ml portion to mark the cup and then use the marked cup for subsequent measures and pours.

Here are some watermark photos.

Watermark 1

Watermark 2

Watermark 3

Watermark 4

That's all for now.

Enjoy your weekend!

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