Whew! Quite a day at the library! Kids began showing up early–about five hours early. I found myself passing out waters and slices of apple, then out in the street teaching a little informal botany, then overseeing some hoop shooting. The volunteers came through like champs, but they first made me wring my hands and wonder if they were coming–because the kids sure were.
So what did we do today? First we read ourselves silly. We sounded like an old time blab school, everyone reading at once. For the read aloud I read a book about the relative speed of animals, machines, and finally, the hands-down winner, light.
Miss Heather continued the building craze at the library: more marshmallows and spaghetti, but this week we built cars and pipe cleaner creations as well. We also experienced the Bernoulli Effect, balancing ping pong balls on the air stream at the end of a straw.
We had 16 kids today–but they moved at light speed so it seemed as if there were more.
When the kids finally biked away Heather, Hanna, John and I stood in the road for a long time, planning future library days. Speaking for all of us, we are whupped, but undaunted.