Some of the children chose to map out this travels (Guelph to Gaspé to London) and then to figure out the distance to Loch Ness. We found that it would take 9 hours to get there. One student said he should take a plane so he can sleep. Another student added that he would get snacks on the plane too.
As some students continued with Oncle Matt's request, others decided to make butterflies and snowflakes, playdough ice cream, or spin Bley Blades on the train table. All great way to learn about science and math!
One student was concerned about the Loch Ness Monster and the photos we found on the Internet, so we discussed whether this was a fictitious creature or not and how we could recreate a "monster" in a photo. She along with 2 other students decided that we could use the dinosaurs in the classroom and take pictures of them. We tried them in various places, but found that if we placed them in the aquarium or in our water basin, we could make them look more realistic. The orange dinosaur definitely had to go, as he made our photo look fake. They added rocks and soap to make it look even more convincing. We call these creatures, "Les monstres de l'École Fred A. Hamilton".
Our streamstresses were busy again making beautiful hats. Their paper clothing line is quite amazing! All self-inspired too!
Is goop fun to make or what? Another day of child directed goop making! Please check your child's backpack in case they forgot to take it out!
Have a great weekend!