Miraculous Ladybug

Miralaxulous Ladybug

Uh huh.  This picture reminds me of how I was dressed for school today and how I sometimes respond confidently, red being a power color.  Each day  we recite our Pledge, Promise and Student Creed with gusto!  So I could have passed for the Miraculous Ladybug today……or in another kid’s words,  as “Watermellon Woman.” Either way, I was seeing spots, if not spitting seeds.

Zoinks!  I  jumped into action in an outdoor learning classroom by attempting to prevent   my students  from burning holes in things with magnifying glasses.  What a beautiful day for an activity I dubbed  S.S.I, or Science Scene Investigation.  I made it up, sort of like the true story of Amber formation on ancient Guido trees.  Love tapping into the creative tree sap.  I borrowed the SSI idea from prime time’s CSI and pitched it. It went well out in the sunshine.

I’m trying to keep kids as excited and engaged in learning as I intersperse bursts of instruction AND of  Sage testing to the schedule. So today, besides making amazing scented coffee filter paper roses,   the kids measured the perimeter of a 36X28 inch polygon on a self selected patch of soil or grass, staked it with plastic cultlery or sticks, barrior taped it off and then recorded observed data.  I think we should………….plant something tomorrow, as well as continue reading the Oragami Yoda book  🙂

Good times.  I am grateful for many things.


About hrobertson2013

“Each man ( and mermaid) will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land”. Isa 32:2 NIV Warning: The author of this blog is not an ordinary individual. Even Mermaids need a rest from all that's real and grown up. Welcome to the wonder of blog. Come be audience to all that's wet and wild in her stories, poems and thoughts. Instructor by day, super hero by night, and mystical mermaid by summer. Whenever she has the fortune of diving into a pond, reservoir, or mountain waterfall, you'll find her there swimming, and singing songs of life.
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