Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Co-op Classes For Today

6H2O + 6CO2 > C6H12O6 + 6O2

This is the math I will be doing with 6 boys later today. This is plant math: six molecules of water (6H2O) plus six molecules of carbon dioxide (6CO2) produce one molecule of sugar (C6H12O6) plus six molecules of oxygen (O2). So, why is it that when I reverse this equation and I consume oxygen and sugar I produce carbon dioxide and fat pads? (I won't be asking this question in class) We learned about seeds and planted a few last week and now we will be talking about what the seed does next as a plant with soil, sun, water, air (all four elements), photosynthesis and transpiration. We will also be sticking celery and lettuce (and maybe carnations if I can get to a store) in water colored with food coloring so we can see how plants pull in water.

For drama class I am going to give the boys small poems to memorize for dramatic recitation. Not only will they memorize it but they will show expression, use physical action and emotional variation when they recite. I am excited to see what they do with it. This is the poem I will be performing for them as an example:

When Daddy Carves the Turkey
When Daddy carves the turkey,It is really quite a sight,
I know he tries his hardest,But he never does it right.
He makes a fancy show of it,Before he starts to carve,
And stabs in all directions,While we're certain that we'll starve.
He seems to take forever,As we sit and shake our heads,
By the time he's finished slicing,He's reduced the birds to shreds.
He yells as loud as thunder,Just before he's finally through
For when Daddy carves the turkey,Daddy carves his finger too!


Family Adventure said...

I would love to see you perform that poem. It's too funny - and so true!

- Heidi :)

Cocoa said...

My MIL has a book of silly poems and that one's in there. I love to be able to see those boys perform it without getting giggly.

Jen said...

Hmmm...well, good luck with the math. Chemistry bewilders me.

Me and Them said...

Still wishing I could be in that co-op with you....

Cellista said...

I too wish you were here doing a co-op. Your classes sound awesome.

Amber said...

SUCH the cute poem. Though I think it is describing my carving attempts, not my husband's!