I had an outstanding afternoon with the awesome 3rd and 4th grade students of Bella Vista Elementary. Click on any image to bring up a slide show.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
An afternoon of bliss with my new boy, Sailor. Tap on the first image and enjoy the slide show. Thanks to Tim – The Forester Artist – for the great shots.
Digital Limited Pallete with Mary A Livingston – Children’s Book Academy
I have a new post up over at Children’s Book Academy. What are your thoughts about the level of digital interaction in children’s picture eBooks?
Whimsday Bliss – Sailor
Whimsday Bliss – Pet Pig
A childhood friend has a birthday this week. It got me thinking about my favorite birthday as a kid. On my eighth birthday, my best friend, Cynthia, gave me a runt piglet. He required bottle-feeding much to my delight. Whenever I got the chance, I snuck him into bed and cuddled him all night. The only photo I have of him is from the back, so here’s a work in progress of Porky and me.
I know I’m a few days early, but Happy Birthday, Cynthia…I’ll never forget the precious gift you gave me all those years ago. Happily remembering pet bliss.
2014 Sierra Cascade Logging Conference Education Day
Kids make science experiments fun! Do you know what an Electrostatic Precipitator is and what it does?
What a great time! Awesome kids really make for a great presentation. Last week I presented to over 350 third to sixth grade students on what an Electrostatic Precipitator is and what it does. After two hours of talking to seven different groups, 15 minutes at a time, my voice was shot but my spirits high. This year’s students really engaged and participated making it memorable for all.
Many brave girls stepped up to assist collecting a static charge.
Student volunteers help demonstrate static electricity.
Dark balloons show the dust best.
Students are surprised by the attractive properties of static electricity.
Forestry Friday … Sierra Cascade Logging Conference
My solution to the static hair part of my presentation…volunteers. They were all good sports and knew ahead of time what would happen. The students this year were the best ever. I was so pleased with their interaction.
It’s time, once again for the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference here in Anderson, California. It is an opportunity loggers, foresters, equipment sales folks, school kids, teachers and the public to all come together. It’s like going to the county fair where you can bump into friends that you haven’t seen since last year.
Today was the first day of the conference and also Education Day. Over 700 4th and 5th graders tour the exhibits and learn about forestry and the timber industry. Each year Mary teaches a science lesson related to one of our picture books and the kids love it.
Whimsday Bliss – Presentation Prep
I’ve been told that my presentations to students get pretty animated. Doesn’t look like this year will be any different. Tomorrow, I’ll be demonstrating Electrostatic Precipitator to nearly 400 school kids. They’ll divide into 8 groups spread over the morning. I predict lots of funny faces and a bad hair day!