We had a great weekend despite the cold weather and rain. We had a nice hike along a river and skipped stones, worked more at starting a fire with a "fire bow", and played floor hockey (rain sent us indoors to the gym on Sat. afternoon). It was a nice weekend!
MS. ROGNSTAD'S 5TH & 6TH GRADERS WROTE EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPHS
THAT TELL US "HOW TO DO IT!"
HOW MATCHES WORK by Emma
This is how matches work. Matches have phosphorous on one side of the match. Phosphorous is something that if it gets friction it burns. You rub the side of the match that has phosphorous against the match box. The match box is made to have rough edges. Don't try to light a match on the white smaller side which hold the matches because it doesn't work. On a match the red side on the match is where the phosphorous is. That is how a match works.
HOW TO THROW A FOOTBALL by Andrew
The first step is to stand up and your feet should be apart from each other. Hold the ball (with your strong hand) by putting your pinky between the 2nd and 3rd stitching. Now turn your body to one side (optional) but look forward. Put your weak hand on the ball and bring the ball up (still with pinky in place) so that it is level with your chest. Next, bend your elbow down. Then pull your strong arm back and throw the ball forward, so the ball is rolling off your fingers. Try to throw the ball higher and it might make the ball fly farther. Then you should do the steps faster. Good luck!!!!
HOW TO MAKE SMASHED POTATOES by Angie
Cut off the skin of five potatoes, then cut them in half. Boil the potatoes in water in a pot until they get soft. Then take out all the water out without the potatoes, But be careful not to spill the hot potatoes. Put all the potatoes in a big bowl. Smash them until there are no big clumps of potato pieces. Put some butter. Put about 1 cup of milk in the smashed potatoes. Put 2 teaspoons of salt in it and mix it. Eat it!
HOW A GRAND PIANO WORKS by Heather
To make a note on the piano you press down a white key on the piano. When you press down a white key you can see the piano hammer hit the string under the piano the string vibrates like a guitar's strings. Under each piano key there is a string and above each string there is a hammer. Each key has it's own hammer which hits it's own string. Each key also has it's own note. There are white keys and black keys on the piano. The keys on the left are low notes and the keys on the right are high notes. You can create many beautiful songs on the piano.
The high school physics class is in a unit on momentum and energy. When a fast-moving object hits another object, its fate depends on how long it takes to come to a complete stop. A skydiver whose parachute fails to open might survive if they hit a haystack instead of bare ground. For the egg drop, the students had to design a container that would protect a raw egg so it would not break when dropped from the patio on the roof of BCA. Two of the students’ eggs survived, and two didn’t.
A few weekends ago, the secondary kids and teachers headed to a great lodge, Casa Elim, for a weekend retreat. Pastor Adam, from California, flew over just to teach us and hang out with us. Here are some of this years scenes from this anual event.
Ode to Arnold Schwarzenegger by Kyle Nelstead (senior)
I sing of arms and of the man, A weightlifter from Austria Now become quite American And gov’ner of California. You’ve probably seen his movies And Mr. Universe title And if his campaign goes sundry At least he will have his might still. As a boy he grew up oppressed And somewhat abused by his dad But this never caused him distress; He dealt with what little he had. Suddenly, like flowers in spring Good ol’ Arnie burst on the scene. After his run with weightlifting He then appeared on the big screen. When he moved here he had nothing Except a goal: he wanted more. He’s had his American dream Now he is the governator. He’s now a cultural icon Everyone knows his movie lines He’s Republican like Nixon Yet for environment he pines. His face is chilsed as a cliff His grisly hands do strike terror, His legs are just as iron, stiff He is, after all, the Terminator. Though some may mock his politics And call his ideas crazy At least they all enjoyed his flicks So “Hasta la vista, baby.”