Will it rain? Will it get hot? Will there be thunderstorms? Will England beat Wales in the Euro 2012 Qualifier? Will celery turn out to be vascular? Will these and many other questions get answered today? Well, yes. These will. Not so sure about many others though! Some days there aren’t enough hours in the working day. Or so it feels.
We started with an hour of maths, that was the intention. Actually, the intention was to spend an hour on new stuff, as it happened we ended up spending a lot of time on fractions. I get the feeling that we might be skipping the next chapter in the maths book and moving straight on to exponents, factors, and fractions. Yoga interrupted the maths lesson. But after yoga we went straight back to mean, median, and mode before a chance to be a big sister/brother interrupted the maths lesson again.
As it was raining, there was no chance of a picnic outside. So, both sixth grades plus both first grades moved to the multi-activity room and had their picnic there. Letters were exchanged, gifts were given, pizza was eaten, drinks were drunk, fruit chews were chewed. Many of the sixth graders got into their role of big sister/brother, and when we got back to the classroom there was a lot of discussion about the children they had adopted. I managed to take some photos and they can be found here.
More maths and then recess. In theory it should have been an indoor recess, it was raining. However, the children were slow to move off the playground when the rain started and everyone got very wet. Once they were wet, Professor Rodolfo elected to continue with PE in the rain, much to the delight of some students. For other students it wasn’t as much fun, and they spent the lesson sat on benches watching the rest play dodgeball in the rain.
After science we got to see the results of the science experiment. Carefully, making sure not to get food colourant on clothes, the stalks of celery were cracked, and the flesh was peeled off the internal tubes of the celery.
Success! If you look carefully at the photo, you can see how the red colourant and the blue colourant have moved up the tubes in the celery. Proving that celery does have tubes. Proving that celery is vascular!
And then the sun finally came out. After sitting in wet clothes for an hour, the children finally got dry, just in time to go home. Oh, and the answer to the important question of the day? The very important question of the day! England won!