Concluding our Forensics Unit
We started off class this week with each group or student presenting their theory as to what occurred the day of the crime. All of the theories included Kendra and Vera, but not always as willing participants. Felix was portrayed as having gone crazy based on what was in his cola to a fully aware participant of staging his own death.
Certain details were linked in various theories that I had never even thought of! Very thoughtful ending to a very mysterious unit!
Exploring Local Ecology
Next we moved onto our Ecology Unit. Pastor Matt joined us in our walk across the street as he had a spot he highly recommended. He is very knowledgeable about the area and the natural surroundings. What a beautiful area we get to explore! He led us to a small creek area surrounded by trees and bushes. Since we only had a small amount of time I had the students spread out and find a place to sit quietly with their notebooks for five minutes. After making sure groups of students moved far enough away from each other to discourage talking, they wrote or drew their first impressions of the site. I found it very interesting to look around during this time. All the students were engaged with their notebook, pausing to look around as they wrote. It reminded me how they don’t often get a chance to sit quietly in nature. At that moment I decided to make sure that this is a part of our weekly study.
Please make sure that your child has a pair of shoes that can get wet and muddy. They should also wear socks and long pants, along with a jacket and hat. Please apply sunscreen beforehand and do a tick check at home after Mosaic. Some students were getting scratched up on feet and ankles that had no socks or were freezing because they didn’t have a jacket. I felt badly, but I can’t change the plan because some students aren’t prepared. Continue to bring notebooks as this is where their observations and studies will be recorded.
Looking forward to spending a good amount of time outside enjoying the weather!