Renaissance Day Update
Friday, April 28th, MMS 6th graders will spend the morning rotating through
stations to learn about life during the Renaissance period. Students may wear costumes to school or change once they arrive. Students not in costume, or who wish to change out of costume after lunch, must be in school uniforms. Points are given for costume creativity, so don't miss out! See the links below for ideas.
Ideas for Costumes: Costumes can range
from the very fancy to simple. You may be able to alter clothing you no
longer wear instead of starting from scratch with material. Twine, cord,
burlap, felt or other natural materials will look more authentic than store-bought or
machine sewn. The more handmade, the better!
Use a discarded adult-sized shirt, and cut away the collar, sleeves and machine-sewn hems to make a vest or shirt. Use twine or cord to lace up the front. Example: Laced up vests
Old, worn, oversized (or way too small!) brown or dark jogging pants can substitute for "breeches."
Videos: How to make a Blouse
Read first: http://www.renfaire.com/Costume/costume-guide.html
More: (Some good info, but linked sites
may no longer exist.)
April 23-29 is National Environmental Education Week
Links for EE Week: Between now and the end of the school year, we'll try to explore as many of these as possible. Our lessons will tie together energy sources (Science GC Unit 7) along with data collection (Math GC Unit 6). We'll also pull lessons from our own Louisiana Youth Wetlands Week curriculum courtesy of the LSUAg Center.
information, visit the National Environmental Education
New York Times article: Growing Up Denatured
Smithsonian's Field Book Project
Identifying Poison Ivy - LSU Ag
Encyclopedia of Life
La Wildlife and Fisheries - Fish ID
La. Wildlife and Fisheries: Links
LSU Ag Center - Fisheries
Fish Base (world wide search) -
Search by country and click "all fishes." Once you see the
list, click on the "show photos" button and try the different filters
to sort out threatened or dangerous species, for example.
The Decline of North American
Review - scientific process
(see their Louisiana BirdFest page)
National Park Service - Louisiana
BlueBonnet Swamp Nature Center
Water Data - Pacific Institute links
How to Photograph a Whale - Lisa Denning