Thursday, May 23, 2013

Exercise, Enterprise and Animals!

It has been another busy week in the Bair's Den! We started off on Monday with our first intermediate field day. This day long event, similar to a track meet, is part of the Phys Ed curriculum. Ms. Shenk and Mr. Klose, along with many parent volunteers, work very hard to make this day a success. While it was VERY confusing at first, once we got into the swing of things we were all able to find our events, and many kids in our class earned many different ribbons. You can check out Ms. Shenk's website for a slideshow of our day.

Tuesday we were back into the swing of things, but there was no slowing us down. Since everybody finished their state research it was time to get into our regions groups and start synthesizing the information to create projects about the 5 regions of the United States. Groups of two or three got right to work combing the information from all of the states in the region to come up with a summary about one of six topics: location, physical features, climate, natural resources, industries and culture information. You can see from these pictures our teams were working VERY hard!

Wednesday, we celebrated the end of our 4th Junior Achievement sessions by simulating what it's like to have a world-wide supply chain. We used our supply chain to build a computer, and we had to figure out what to do when our one supplier was having a strike and couldn't get us the part we needed. During the past 5 weeks, Mrs. Kimball, our JA volunteer from Hershey's Foods, did an excellent job teaching us about entrepreneurship and running a business. We also appreciated the fact that she brought us yummy treats from Hershey each time she visited! Thanks, Mrs. Kimball, for a job well done!

Our busy week continued on Thursday when we took a short walk to the Fairgrounds for a presentation by the high school agriculture students. We visited 10 stations, and the high school kids did a great job teaching us about large and small animals, agricultural businesses, machinery and our environment. We're so lucky to have high school students that care enough about our community that they are willing to do so much extra work to teach us about things they enjoy. Check out the slideshow of our morning at the Fairgrounds!

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