Hello Launch Day.
Hello excited students. Hello bottle rockets. Hello sunshine.
Things were going well until we came across the grumpy old man. My 36 eager students walked out to the large field behind the gym carrying a ton of gear (4 launch pads, 1 launch station, 1 air compressor, 4 trundle wheels, 4 altimeters, 1 anemometer, 1 long extension cord and 1 ice chest of water) only to find out that we were not allowed to launch in the physical ed area. So we moved. This delayed our set-up and launch time so instead of worrying about data collection, we launched for fun!
Hello new launch site. Hello heavy duty rocket launcher. You sorta scare me.
Hello silly students. I love that you make me laugh everyday. I look forward to your smiling faces and enthusiastic greetings each time we meet.
Hello rocket in the sky. You are so beautiful. Your trail of water is refreshing.
Hello 6th period Green. I love this photo of you. Many of you came in disliking science. I hope that you have had a great year and that your feelings toward my favorite subject has changed. The beginning was tough and we still have our occasional challenges but we have come so far. You are taller, smarter, more productive, and better behaved. Thank you for getting it together!
Posted: May 12th, 2010 under On Being a Teacher.