Today was our last science day to make something that floats or glides or spins in the air. It was my favorite, "Loop Plane", that I found in one of my first children's science books years ago. We use a straw, 2 - 1" strips of laminated paper (one 5.5" & one 8.5" in length). We use transparent tape to attach a strip at each end of the straw - perpendicular to the straw, but parallel to each other. Two more pieces of tape are needed to bend and secure each strip into a loop, with the straw inside each loop. Two past students, 5th graders now, came by while we were putting our planes together and commented on how they still have theirs.
"Really?", I asked.
And Austin replied, "yeah, you can tape those strips over and over again."
Nice to get that kind of warm, fuzzy, feedback on a day when the short people have been on the grumpy and noisy side.
F has been particularly tired the past several days, but she was up again today to make us dinner. Tonight she made gluten-free pizza crust and heaped asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, chicken sausage, pesto and cheese on top. Very tasty, indeed.