January 19, 2018

Week 35 by Travis Ronfeld

This week in Mr. Leone’s class, we have finished our nutrition brochures and visuals, and are almost ready for our puppet show! I think that everyone is really excited and nervous at the same time. Every group has finished their script and is currently striving to make their puppets presentable. In addition, Mr. Leone has started decorating a theatre for the groups to present with. All in all, it seems like there are going to be some good shows next week!

All throughout the week, we have been building paper airplanes and spaghetti noodle towers and recording the scientific results of various challenges. First, we constructed paper airplanes and tested how far and how fast they flew. Next, we built towers out of spaghetti and scotch tape to hold up a marshmallow. Than, we built another tower made to hold stacks of paper. And finally, we made another tower to compare with the last one. There were several creative, if not disastrous, ideas.

And then there’s the new read aloud. Mr. Leone’s been reading Al Capone Does My Shirts every day in hopes of finishing it by the end of the year. With luck, he might be able to finish it in the next two weeks. It’s about a boy named Matthew, who is commonly called Moose, who tries to survive his life on Alcatraz with his mom, dad, and sister, Natalie. But soon he gets into trouble with his dad, and the warden after being believed to have been part of a money making scam. But the rest, you have to figure out.

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