This week leading up to Valentines is a special week we like to call Rivendell Has Heart week. Jessica, our school counselor, made these Kindness Bingo Boards for the Middle Kids and we are encouraging students to fill up the board with acts of kindness! You should also check out the heart display hanging in the Commons that all the kids made in Art Class with Tina – it is beautiful! Go with your student and find their heart.
Timeline for the upcoming Science Share and Science Fair:
Last week: Overview of the upcoming Middle Kid Science Share project and ideas for projects was sent home in folders.
This week: Work on and research project ideas. Think outside the box. NO VOLCANOES. There is a difference between a fun demonstration and an experiment that answers a question. We are looking for the latter.
Next week: We will send home a sheet where kids need to record their 1) Question 2) Hypothesis and 3) List of Materials. Please spend this week gathering materials and preparing to do the actual experiment.
Week of Feb 19th: Kids will record their 4) Procedure, perform their experiment, record their 5) Observations and write up their 6) Conclusion.
Week of Feb 26th: Middle Kids with projects that take longer may need this week to complete their experiments and observations. Regardless, this week will be available for finishing up projects and preparing for the in-class Science Share Recitation that will be happening on Friday, March 2. Some sort of visual will be necessary to show the class during Recitations. Some kids bring in photographs, others bring in the actual experiment. Middle Kids should be confident enough to talk freely about the process and results of their experiment. This means they should have the lead role in performing the experiment.
Week of Mar 5th: 3rd graders are required to display their projects in the Commons at the Rivendell Science Fair. They must follow display guidelines that were sent home. 2nd graders are welcome to enter the Science Fair as well if they desire.
Good luck! Let us know if you have any questions.