Cue the Title Sequence Song...
She's a sweet and innocent looking gal with eyes for Slate. As most of the girls have...
Here's how it happened:
We started with three limestones from the yard. Limestone is abundant here. This picture of my kids is to show you the patio fireplace made of limestone. It is soft and chalky. I think it is really pretty. The kids aren't bad either... :)
I made these pet rocks for examples to bring in to school. Our study of rocks is coming up in the Spring. After we have conducted our rock experiments I have my students all bring in a fist-sized rock from home.
First they make their pet rock. Then they name them.
I always act like they pick the BEST names ever!
It helps make our study of rocks memorable and it definitely motivates them to write!
I have a confession...I think I threw out my previous pet rock. I had made one the first time I taught rocks for science. He made the move to Texas from California five years ago, but this year he is nowhere to be found!
I like to imagine him skipping with his blue yarn hair blowing in the breeze along the Guadalupe River so let's go with that happy memory and move on!
Maybe he will turn up as Slate's long lost brother in a future episode and it will cause a rift or a love triangle...we never can be certain....