Mountain View Elementary this morning! I presented the Antarctica Expedition to an assembly of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders, over 200 Bengals! The questions and insights were brilliant along with a very thoughtful comment from one student around other ways to recycle through worm farms. Just fantastic!
Below are answers to questions I promised to follow-up for the kids…
Where did the name Antarctica come from?
Antarctica is at the opposite end of the earth from the Arctic, so, it is the Antipode of the Arctic – ANT-ARCTIC. The word Antarctica is based in the Greek word for bear: Arctos. Arctos is the name of a constellation visible from the northern hemisphere. The northern polar region is named Arctic, after Arctos
What other types of whales did you see besides Humpback Whales? Minke Whales
There were a few students who experienced this presentation twice, once with their parents at HP a couple of weeks ago and again today at Mountain View. Thank you for listening to the presentation twice and it was very nice to see your familiar faces in the audience today!
BIG Thank you to Debbie Donovan, the Principal of Mountain View Elementary. I saw your very kind comment on this blog this evening and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with the kids at Mountain View! What a fantastic school!
Lowell Elementary is amazing!
I continue to be so grateful to the faculty, parents and students of this terrific school. Everytime I go to another school to present the expedition experience, inevitably a teacher or the Principal comments that they have talked with Lowell Elementary and are looking forward to hearing the Antarctica presentation based on their recommendation. Thank you again and again to Lowell Elementary!!
Also, what a great surprise when I arrived back at my home office this morning after the presentation…a wonderful and remarkable work of art of Antarctica from Mrs. Howerton’s 6th grade class was waiting in the mail. So very thoughtful of all of you to make this card and have everyone in your class sign it. It’s just perfect!
I’ve read all of your thank you letters and enjoyed each one so much! You all rock!
Tomorrow I am speaking to HP’s Sustainability Network and on Friday, 3rd through 6th grade assembly at Hidden Springs Elementary School.