Saturday, November 17, 2007
Winter officially arrived this week with four to five inches of snow blanketing the city Thursday night. This made for much excitement and fun at recess on Friday. The fifth graders rolled a gigantic snowball that was nearly as tall as them! It took all their muscles to continue rolling at the point this photo was taken.
Posted by Elizabeth Stevens at 4:39 AM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
At school, we've been doing a science unit called Food & Nutrition. In the first lab activity, students tested the amount of fat in common foods by spreading a one-gram sample on brown paper. After two days, we observed our food samples and measured the size of the grease spots on the paper.
Posted by Elizabeth Stevens at 4:48 AM
Two staff members from school threw a Very Scary Party around the time of Halloween and All Saints Day. Sandi and I went dressed as very scary chefs who had a bad cooking accident. To our surprise, our costumes took the prize in the "Most Original" category!
Posted by Elizabeth Stevens at 4:13 AM
For Fall Break weekend, I took a bus to Prague to visit a friend I made this summer at my orientation training. Sheila (center) and her roommates took me to a Czech restaurant on my first night there. After dinner, Sheila and I walked across Charles' Bridge and up a hill near the embassies where we enjoyed a great view of Prague lit up at night.
Sheila and I visited the royal palace where the Czech President lives and works. At noon, we observed a very traditional changing of the guards ceremony. Notice the trumpet and drum players in the second-story windows of the palace.
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