Friday, May 25, 2018

Tailor Made



Greetings! 


What an Africa Day! 

We had a lot of front-row fun at our Africa Day event. 


Tailor-made Threads



Rainy Day Recess




Weird Science

Earlier in the day we visited the G4-6 school science fair. 






Balloon Popping Simple Machines

Four teams, two pops.



But never stand too close to the balloon.








That's all folks. The 2017/2018 school year is quickly coming to a close. More on that next time.

Enjoy your weekend,
Don

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ramadan Mubarak!

Greetings! 

Wabi Sabi

Do you know what wabi sabi means? It's a Japanese view of beauty where imperfections are valued and impermanence is welcomed. Ask your third grader for an example of wabi sabi. 


Wabi Sabi is also a beautiful book that displays the Japanese style of poetry called haiku. Reading Wabi Sabi inspired our writers. 










Maker Space Cadets

We're busy applying our understanding of simple machines in intricate attempts to pop balloons. Stay tuned... 







Good Idea Basket

This water basket was created by our thoughtful assistants to conveniently help kids stay hydrated while playing. 



If your child plans to fast during Ramadan, please confirm your approval with me so we can discuss outdoor activities. Until we talk, I have to respect the word of the child.

As one haiku expressed, a typical day in third grade, with recess and PE, can be difficult in Mali's heat.

Seriously, hydration during these events or sitting out of play time needs to be discussed, so please be in touch.

Ramadan Mubarak!
Don

Thursday, May 10, 2018

SLC Eve

Greetings!

Student-led Conferences (SLC) is this week's only thought. 




If you have not signed up or spoken with me about an SLC, please contact me at my school email address. 

As of today, Thursday afternoon, 08:30, 09:30, and anytime between 11:30 and 14:00 Friday are available. 

Please let me know if you'd one of these times or if we should make other arrangements. 

That's all!  Talk soon!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The P-Fun All-Stars

 Greetings! 

Physics Fun


We pushed and pulled our simple machines.







Pencil Fun
We wrote.









The kids impressed during our Whole School Writing event.

They've become quite poised wordsmiths. 




Pistachio Fun

 We celebrated. 


Portfolios Fun

 We prepared.




See you at our Student-led Conferences. 


Enjoy your weekend,
Don