Friday, October 6, 2017

Zero Cost, Priceless Engagement


This week was a splash! 

A good splash!

Personal training
I have one favor to ask: Could you have your child do a flight check on RAZ-Kids this weekend? By doing so, we will have an audio sample of your child's reading ability. 

Home recordings are more natural and calm. 

Anyway, we will discuss a reading sample at next month's parent teacher conference. And, yes, there will be other recording opportunities, but if you could capture one at home now, cool. 

Flight checks take 15 minutes to complete and your child knows how the system works. I'd like you to see the flight check too. Please email me if you try and there are any problems. Thanks in advance. 

Speaking of flight...


...we made the first of two gliders to help understand bird flight. In this case, we saw how a bird's hollow bones, among other feathery features, make flying possible

Launch before lunch

Test pilot

We finished MAP testing and then made maps to better understand geography, along with time zones and the Cocoa Belt. 

Nation building
Noticing the world

Carving territory
Finding the equator

Girl powers

Finally, I came right out and said it: fidget spinners are dumb. I don't understand their appeal. I think it all a big rip-off. Maybe I'm just a crabby old man, but there are better ways to occupy one's time, mind and balancing abilities. 




How about that? Balancing sticks. Zero cost, priceless engagement. 

Enjoy your weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Mr. Johnson. We're struggling a bit with the login for Raz-Kids. I'll get back to you in case we don't manage to crack it! Thanks, as always, for the informative summary of what the kids did this week! Regards, Julien Bouzon