Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Windowsill Gardening

Red white and blue for Independence Day!

What a whirlwind. I can't believe that after 39 years I have officially retired from teaching! But don't think that retirement is going to slow me down...In fact I have a host of hands on learning and teaching opportunities already scheduled! The week after school, I taught a three day course to teachers on developing Makers Labs in their schools. We made hands on projects. We visited two Makers Labs in our area. We had fun while learning.

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After this course, these teachers plan to initiate Makers Labs and Maker Spaces in their school buildings.

I also participated in a Fourth of July Celebration for 60 students at a local school to learn about Thomas Jefferson and the tinkering and inventing that he did. Then we made hydroponic planters from deli containers. The kids went crazy over them! I painted theirs red white and blue to fit the theme.

Check out how quickly this lettuce is growing! These photos were taken just one week apart!