Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Science Lab

I am going to miss my science lab while we break for the summer. We have lately been building simple machines and experimenting with them. This is a group of fun, bright and engaged kids. We've done a lot of work, they have learned a lot, even done some fancy math with me and had many laughs. Probably, being such a small group helps. They are mostly friendly with each other, but divide themselves along gender lines. I guess that's normal for 9 to 13 year olds.

We were engaged in our investigations until the weather turned nice. Then they, like everyone else, just wanted to be outside. See what I mean? Smart kids.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Field Trips!

We have had a flurry of field trips recently. This picture was taken just before we boarded the Tall Ship Windy at Navy Pier. We had a thoroughly enjoyable, if chilly, sail on Lake Michigan with the Girl Scouts troop.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Privacy Week

I found this video to be interesting and informative. Thought I would share.

Choose Privacy Week Video from 20K Films on Vimeo.