We may not be meeting this week, but I feel connected just the same. My family feels such gratitude for the numerous communities we are surrounded by. This holiday may be tarnished a bit by unjust beginnings, but I see it as a time to cook with love, connect with my family, exchange thanks with friends and family and pray for peace and compassion around the globe.
May each of you find time to let those you love know the difference that they have made in your life.
Some of us have experienced intense transitions. Remember that change is the beginning of growth. And after growth, when we are brave, we find Wisdom.
Some of us have experienced loss. Remember that in losing anything or anyone, the gift of who they were for us and the love and guidance will always remain. And in allowing our children to witness love, loss, grief, and recovery; the loss holds even more purpose.
Some of us have experienced wondrous connection with others and with nature. Find the time to give this connection more airtime. That is the reward for enduring, surviving, investing, resolving, and living life. Take time to enjoy.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. May this holiday and the next ones offer you new memories to treasure and plenty of people to hug.
Love from Jessica, Aran, Ula and Esme
BRING a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT to SHARE & SHOW (KIDS can use their Parents as Assistants)
Everyone has a Silly Science Experiment they love. In addition to the Microscope and slides and the Magnet Station I set up, I also had a “Build your own Gak station.” So many kids presented amazing elements of Science. So fun to learn about it all. Here are some of the highlights.
The Deltacs will have some Crazy Cool ones to amaze and make learning about chemistry and physic incredibly memorable.
As that is the goal, right?
And of course I will have supplies to make GAK – that crazy slimy substance made from Borax and School Glue. Or your could use cornstarch to make OOBleck. Or here is the recipe to make your own silly putty (you need liquid starch).
Seeing life under a Microscope counts as impressive science too. I will bring one. Bring something (or collect from park) something to look at under the microscope. Paper and pencils will be provided to sketch what you saw under the microscope.
From these great experiments we will learn about atmospheric pressure, construction of comets, exothermic reactions, endothermic reactions, molecular viscosity, subatomic structure, surface tension, meniscus and more.
* Note to Parents: the above scientific terms are just words like LADYBUG, AVALANCHE, and REFRIGERATOR. One day you didn’t know them and the next day you were equipped with a word with alot of syllables to communicate what you saw. Your kids will be learning what they have observed and now have a word for it. Don’t let the fact that we use these words in laboratories, universities and scientific journals prevent your family from enjoying them.