What did you do in school today?

Today it was Friday and after a busy week where we all worked hard, Teacher decided that we deserved extra ‘Golden Time’. Having worked at our maths and literacy, then we…

…did science.
We learned about the interesting reaction that occurs if one mixes baking powder and water in a small plastic container (with a lid).
We conducted this experiment in the yard. This was just as well as the results were ‘explosive’.
We talked a lot about the importance of safety when doing science. We observed these rules and we all emerged unscathed.
If you want to try this at home UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION here is a link

Integration being the key to an holistic education, we continued on the theme of safety and revised the Safe Cross Code employing the following link.

Then we watched a section from the Fantasia movie by Disney.
We watched unicorns and satyrs dance to an air from Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.
Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony from Disney’s ‘Fantasia’.
The mood on screen was one of happiness.
Then Teacher replayed this section of the dvd.
The difference was she played a different backing track; ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’ by Wagner.
Wagner’s ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’ from Disney’s ‘Fantasia’
This time the unicorns and satyrs looked nervous as if they were expecting something dangerous to happen.
In this way we learned about the effect music can have!

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