HomeSchool: Feb 11 - 15

Hi everybody!

This was our last week of underwater exploration. We drew sharks and shark jaws, and each student took home a shark jaw to keep. We soaked up some facts about sponges! 

We also hiked with Prancer, read the book Zen Shorts, and helped set up the sanctuary for the Gilgamesh play. Our class loved attending the play and we were delighted to see Brolin and Elsu do so well in their roles. We had a get-together on Thursday to celebrate Valentine's Day and my 60th birthday and to wish Ari best of luck on his new adventures! Thanks to each of you for the beautiful Valentine's cards and generous birthday gifts. Larry and I have packed our snow boots and are looking forward to our trip to the Southwest.

As we turn the corner into a new season, we will begin to study one of the most amazing classes of animals: birds. When we return from the break, each student will receive their take-home project on bird migration. I'll give each one a different bird and 3 sheets of masterbook paper. They'll have 2 weeks to complete the project and prepare for their presentation on March 12th. 

Throughout our 5-week study, I am going to highlight some other special birds, including Great Blue Herons, ducks, sandhill cranes and whooping cranes, owls, ospreys, and seagulls.

The next Girl Scout program will be a two-part community service project. We will meet on Tuesday, February 26th at Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue, 3238 Cherokee Street near downtown Kennesaw. Meet us there at 6:30pm. We will paint leashes and collars for adopted dogs to wear to their new forever homes. Then we will meet the dogs, cats, and staff at Mostly Mutts. 

Girl Scouts who are 2nd grade and older can meet us again at Mostly Mutts the next night, Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30pm. The Girl Scouts will have an opportunity to read to the dogs in the kennels. Bring your own book to read and a towel to sit on. Due to space constraints and liability, parents and siblings will not be allowed in the kennel area (just the scout leaders).

We will have a school-wide shelter in place drill and a reptilian Creature Feature on Thursday, February 28th.

Quote from a child: "I better go to bed early tonight. I have a dream locked up in my heart that I need to let out."
Quote from Anne of Green Gables: "Dear old world, you are very lovely and I am glad to be alive in you."
Enjoy your winter break!Ki Sonya