Saturday, February 6, 2010

February 6 "If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm." by Bruce Barton

Marilyn James, Essex Junction, VT 05452

At last a ferry in West Addison! If you should happen to see a good looking guy ushering you on and off, that's my husband, Matt. He started working at the West Addison crossing yesterday, February 5th. He'll be easy to spot--a great smile and a distinctive hat... (You won't see him on this video, but you can see him briefly on the center "related video" featured at the end. He was one of the guys working on the Charlotte Ferry until Wednesday--)

As for school stuff--
Friday was the day to finish our paper airplane procedure piece. We'll complete a creative "peer edit" on Tuesday (I won't be in school on Monday...). Please remind your son or daughter to do all the finishing touches on their writing and prototype by then. (Please, please, please don't help with the writing. In needs to be their own, warts and all...) Did they show you the rubric? Basically, the plane has to be made from one 8 1/2" X 11" piece of unlined [computer] paper. It must be able to fly... It cannot have any staples, tape, stickers, or other add-ons. It must be creatively colored (use bright colors to enhance the design!) and have an appropriate name neatly written somewhere on the plane. Part of the grade will be based on whether or not another child can successfully follow the directions and build the plane (this is part of the "peer edit" I mentioned before). If not, directions can be tweaked as needed before submitting.

We'll resume GVS next week, although no one will get Grammar packets until Tuesday when I return.

Monday's Social Studies will be to work on completing the accordion Timelines. I have given the substitute all the necessary information.

Enjoy your weekend; and if you should happen to take a trip on the ferry, say hi to my husband for me. His name is Matt.