Thursday, August 20, 2009
Mad Beach Thinkin'
Mr Rankin came by G1 today , he's everywhere it seems. He seemed positive that we can get picnic tables outside the classroom to begin an "outdoor" classroom. Both the Environmental Science and Marine Science courses require water and with MR V that means lots of water.
The classroom has one really good sink, not a lot of lab counter-space and is carpeted. That makes for a lot of "wet carpet" no matter how careful we are. My kids know that MR V can get pretty messy when doing labs ... so an outside place to work will be just the ticket. There's not a lot of sunlight inside G-POD, but there's plenty outside - so plant and energy experiments have potential. ( and if we make a really big mess, well ... it's outside!!)
I'm thinking we can get a class set of old lightweight beachchairs then that way we can have a mobile outdoor classroom
at 10:08 PM