Frog Fridays: Making Windmills

Today at Morning Meeting Frogs pretended to put their hands and feet in
green, gooey slime and then they shook all of the slime off, counting down
from 5.

Afterwards Green Tree Frogs colored pre-cut vulture wings with Ms. Saba.
First, Frogs used crayons to decorate the wings all sorts of colors; I saw
one wing that had black on one side and brown on the other side.  Then,
Frogs taped a popsicle stick to the wings so the children could fly the
wings easily.  This comes at a perfect time as we have seen lots of
vultures recently.

Northern Green Frogs read The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by William
Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer.  As I said Monday, it is about a boy that
learns by reading textbooks how to make windmills to provide electricity
for his community in Malawi and beyond.  After reading the book, Frogs
used colored tape and paper plates to make windmills.  Some kids ripped
part of the plates to make different pieces of the windmills.  Others
turned their windmill into a kite by attaching one piece of tape onto the
plate that trails off it.

Frogs and Jumpers enjoyed playing Hawk and Snakes with me for a while at
Toad Mountain.  First, I was a Red-Tailed Hawk that pretended to chase
cobra, copperhead, and rattle snakes around Toad Mountain.  The only place
I could not chase the snakes was into the tunnel as my wings were too big.
After a while, the tides turned as all of the snakes realized they could
team up together and chase me; in no time they cornered me!  Other
children enjoyed watching the workers who continued to make strides on the
garden.  Of course we had a lot of kids taking turns on the swings too.

One center today was small legos—there were lots of lego planes flying
through the air this morning!

Sincerely,
Mark Hekemian
Frog Lead Teacher

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