Harvest Supper, Alliteration, Science and Golf

The McGuffey Harvest Supper and Annual Meeting is scheduled Thursday, October 4, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Please bring a yummy dish or dessert to share in the potluck meal plus plates and utensils for your family and guests. We’ll provide the grilled hotdogs and beverages. We need volunteers to set up ahead of time and to run the grill. Please contact Al to volunteer. On the agenda for the Annual Meeting: budget review. Sounds like a winner!

We’r having fun in grades 4-7 Language Arts! ‘She sell sea-shells by the seashore’ , ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’,  ‘Bed Bath and Beyond’, ‘Dunkin’ Donuts’, ‘Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Marilyn Monroe’.  What do these have in common? — Alliteration.  The term that describes a literary stylistic device.  Here is a few that we came up with:

  •       One weird worried wombat whistled while walking along.
  •       Four frenzied frogs fly with fairies.
  •       Firefighters fought four fire breathing friends.
  •       Four fat frogs flocked forward fearlessly foraging for flies.
  •       Seven seeds soared through skies streaked with smoke.
  •       Four falcons fiddled furiously.
  •       Three thrushes thanked Thea.
  •       Seven squirrels slept soundly since summer.
  •       Seven serious cyclops sabotaged several snakes.
  •       Silly snakes slurp soup.
  •       Three thinkers think thoughts.
  •       Two turtles tango with their ties.
  •       Five fearless falcons flew with feckless force
  •       Six sisters singing songs and saying stuff

How many cubes can you see in a mirror? Well, what if you have a hinged mirror? Fourth and fifth grade science students experimented with hinged mirrors and angles on a protractor this week. They explored the relationship between mirror angle and the number of reflections. Turns out you can see an infinite number of cubes if you could just still see when the angle is 0˚.

Grades 4/5 math played a game called “Golf”. The students roll two twelve sided dice and combine the numbers to make an equation. The goal is to get the lowest score, which is all of your answers added together at the end of the game. An added twist is that the game board is made of various numbers (options for the answers to the equations), and once one of these is used as an answer it is covered up and no longer an option.

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