During mid week lunch the kids found obsidian, geodes, and other rocks behind the Randall - the same kind of rocks that Paleolithic people used to make tools. Next time you are in the classroom, check out their collection. The kids are all eager to make their own arrowheads and rock tools with these new found treasures. (Side note: it turns out these rocks were dumped there from the now-defunct lapidiary lab)
It is worth talking to your kids about Petra, the early paleolithic girl that they are reading about in the EEI curriculum. She will be contrasted next week with Peter, a late paleolithic boy. The class got quickly engrossed with Anooka's Answer, a coming of age story set in the Stone Age.
Finally, Dwight, our Digital Sound Arts Teacher, introduced the class to GarageBand which was a big hit. This week, he got the kids up and running on their new guitars! We definitely have some budding musical interest in this group of students, and will seek parent advice on how to support and extend this type of enthusiasm.