Friday, September 5, 2008

The Sun Is Shining...

I don't think I've seen the sun since Saturday. It is so bright outside right now. But it wasn't that way yesterday afternoon. M (percussion section: bells) had to be at the football game at 5:00. During the 7th grade game, I noticed that clouds were coming in from the west. With 10 seconds left in the game, the bottom fell out. The 8th grade game was still played, but we weren't there to watch it.

The band had to load all those instruments into the buses in a torrential downpour to go back to the middle school. We were soaked by the time we got to our car. I was so glad that we had gone by the store to get L's science project supplies before the game: foam balls, black project board, craft glue (we already had the paint).

This morning, she took her poster to school showing the sun and first 3 planets as well as the phases of the moon. She loves to paint and the sun was really spectacular: 1/2 of a 6" foam ball painted bright yellow with a bit of orange blended in here and there. The moon phases were pretty basic: all 2" hemispheres, 1 all black, 1 left all white, and 3 in varying degrees of black coverage. Her idea to label the planets was to make little flags of white stickers with the name printed on it, folded around a toothpick, stabbed into the foam. It looked great and most of all, she was pleased with it.

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