Thursday, April 10, 2014

Humpty Dumpty

Today we had tested Humpty Dumpty inventions. Students from rooms 16, 18, and 19 participated. The students took an uncooked egg - still in the shell, of course - and put it inside some kind of protective “apparatus.” They could design their Humpty Dumpty any way that wanted as long as it was not too large. 

Mrs. Cha climbed up on a ladder and started dropping the Humpty Dumpties.

We all waited breathlessly as each one fell to earth. all of them had fallen, the students began to open their apparatuses to see if the egg was still intact. There were big smiles if it didn’t break.

Sometimes even the egg seemed to be smiling.

There were some unusual things used to protect the egg. Sometimes borrowed footwear worked surprisingly well.

So did peanut butter, though taking the egg out was vaguely disgusting.

Of course, there were some disappointments when it turned out that Humpty Dumpty could not be put back together again.

The rest of the day was pretty ordinary. We corrected and discussed our homework, watched another part of the American Experience documentary on the Transcontinental Railroad, did a quick Science demonstration on acid rain, and talked about using logic to solve problems in math. 

Homework:  (1) Do pages 348 and 349 in the Practice book. (2) Do the railroad time table activity paper. (3) Read the section in the Science book on weathering and answer the questions on the study sheet. (4) Do Rational Numbers 4. (5) Do pages 460-463 in the math book. 

Remember, tomorrow is a MINIMUM DAY. Dismissal at 12:35. 

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