So, this was a slimy, long-driving, erosion and MOSS filled day. I had decided that there was no better way to celebrate my birthday than to go down to MOSS Camp with our sixth graders. I arrived Wednesday night in time for a gourmet dinner of cold mashed potatoes, canned green beans and a chicken fillet, YUM! I woke up early and saw a family of deer walking through the camp WHICH WAS AMAZING! We hiked to a beach and experimented with erosion. After hiking back, the students made posters, ate another gourmet meal and had a camp fire where they learned lots of scientific songs. MOSS Camp is such an amazing and valuable experience for our students as well as the adults that participate. A big thank you goes to our chaperones; Gayle Renzelman-Catt, Angie Miller and Mr. & Mrs. Clary for driving students to and from camp. Mr. Clary was especially brave for pinch hitting for Mr. Tousley and supervising the boy’s cabin all by himself!
This afternoon was our first Afternoon Science Experience. Fifty two students participated in the creation of a special polymer commonly known as SLIME. The University of Idaho Chemistry Club facilitated the experiment. Students were outfitted with goggles, plastic gloves and lots of enthusiasm. It was great fun to see the liquid turn into a gelatinous semi solid glob. We received a warning not to get the SLIME on the rug because it is really hard to get out. So, I have my fingers crossed. Our next Afternoon Science Experience will be on October 28th stay tuned for more information.
Please remember that there is no school Wednesday 10/5, Thursday 10/6 and Friday 10/7 for teacher in-service days. The teachers will be hard at work studying project WET.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Marie Axman Ed.D
Principal, Moscow Charter School