Friday, June 9, 2017

Forces of Nature

Greetings!

The final cheese for three cool cats. 

18th century wisdom: 

Since they want their child to be a doctor instead of a child, fathers and teachers think it never too soon to scold, correct, reprimand, flatter, threaten, promise, instruct, and reason... Do better than they; be reasonable and do not reason with your pupil… Exercise his body, his limbs, his senses, his strength, but keep his mind idle as long as you can… Let childhood to ripen in children…      
                                                        - Jean-Jacque Rousseau.  Emile, Book Two (1792)

My final thought is how childhood is indeed a beautiful, deep, and powerful force of nature. Whatever the manifestation, earth shaking thunder, swirling storms, sunny skies, torrential gloom, or warm breezes over calm seas, there’s an undeniable energy that follows a course of nature. I was honored to witness the seasons of change in your child.  

And we succeeded through third grade with one wild final week. 

KANGABA TUESDAY








 
 
 

 

 

 


 







PUPPET SHOW WEDNESDAY



 
 



WATER PLAY THURSDAY

 

 








GOODBYE FRIDAY

Vanilla bean ice cream with fresh mango and cinnamon dust over The Three Musketeers
A ROBOTIC FAREWELL



NOW GO DO SUMMER!


Enjoy,
Mr. J

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Three Little Bops

Greetings!

Just a reminder today about the field trip:


Students will need to make sure they bring:


  • A backpack
  • A hat
  • Swimming gear and towel
  • Sunscreen
  • A water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Covered footwear (if they intend going on the hike)

I have a tube of sunscreen to share. And all the kids have good fly-shooing hands. So please double check to see that a hat, swim gear and towel, and a water bottle are packed in the day's backpack. Email me if you have any questions. 

We're gonna have a splashy good time!

In class, we used several versions of the Three Little Pigs to talk about anger, expectations, disappointment ,and uncertainty. The Three Little Bops was one of our favorite takes.  Overall, the classic story allowed us to connect many of the philosophically ideas we have discussed over the past couple months. 





This coming week, we'll finish our much anticipated robotic hands. I've enjoy watching the care and patience the kids have needed to exercise in this project. 


The robotic hands will be cool. 







Our final week is looking to be a wild one. Yay! 



Enjoy your weekend,
Don