Katherine has a science-obssessed classmate who has been doing fabulous activities with his dad. Then they bring them to school for everyone to try. They are the originators of the Volcano Day festivities. Today, they brought in their newest project - rockets. The kids made very simple rockets out of plain copy paper and scotch tape. Then they went outside, put the rockets on a homemade rocket launcher, counted down, pushed a switch to set off an air compressor, and watched the rockets shoot a hundred feet in the sky. It was terrific! I brought my students out to watch and we cheered the kindergarteners on.
I have loved having Katherine next door to me at school this year. I've been able to drop in daily, just to see what she's doing. She comes by once or twice a day for a quick hug. And I can be a part of the many impromptu "parties" that her teacher invents. Like Rocket Day.