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The last week and a half of school is always jam-packed with fun things! Last night, Claire had her Spring Choral Concert.
Today, I was able to go with her on a Field Trip to Buffalo Bill’s Grave. This year, the parents were allowed to ride the school bus, too!
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I said, “Hey, Claire!” and then snapped this shot. I’ve blurred out the anonymous in the crowd.
Tomorrow will be even more parties and events, with more of the same next week. The end is in sight!
(The school has such silly rules about no flames or live hedgehogs.)
Claire did all the work herself on this project. I was the Hedgehog Wrangler (again, as you can see from that above link). She learned that he does NOT react to blue, green, or red light! He DOES react to white light, which we knew already. This was a really cool experiment.
…and she knows that The Science Fair is one of my favorite things, so she obliged with “just one more picture.”
Here are links to the other Science Fair Projects she’s done:
Today on the way to school, I told Claire to think of at least one positive thing about everyone she has to deal with today. It was an energy shift I think we needed as we go into this last month of school.
She’s rattling through the list, linking positive traits with people who just a moment before were annoying her in some way. Then, she comes to a particular person.
“I can’t think of a single good thing, Mom!” she said. (What? It’s true. We all have those people to deal with…end of school antsy-ness or not.)
“Hmmm,” I said, not willing to let this one person derail her. “You feel better if you avoid this person, right?” She agreed vehemently.
“Well, [Redacted] isn’t a Ninja! That’s a GREAT thing. No sneak attacks. You can avoid disaster with ease!”
“[Redacted] isn’t a Ninja! That’s AWESOME!” she said, laughing. “Never mind. There IS something good about everyone!”
The 3rd Grade Class always does a Roman Festival instead of a Holiday Party at the school, since they’ve wrapped up a huge unit on Rome.
(The Chariot is for a Chariot Race they had in the gym. You’re supposed to make it out of a box and be able to stand in it in and run.)
Well, we survived! We had a great time and even had enough energy left over to burn it off at the park after school.
…and with that, Winter Break begins!
No more homework or deadlines until NEXT YEAR. Yeah! 😀
Edited to add the instructions! People have asked, so here they are!