We have had a number of email contacts with Dennis. Our students
had lots of questions for Dennis and he had lots of answers. The
kids really like Dennis' writing style and are enjoying these initial
contacts a lot.
2. We did
our initial survey a while ago, I just need to send it to you which
I will this month. Sha's class has 9 students (the Adopt-a-Boat
teacher at World Elementary). This is our initial focus group for
the Adopt-a-Boat program for this year, but if this works as well
as I anticipate we may widen this to other classrooms next year.
3. Dennis is
planning to visit our school sometime in the next few months. We
are working on timing....
4. We are waiting
for 2 weather stations to be set up to work in our major curricular
5. During a
conference, I met 2 teachers from a 5th grade class in Portsmouth
which is exciting because that's where Dennis docks. We may be connecting
with them thru email and talking with them about what we're doing
in the Adopt-a-Boat program. They too are covering weather this
year and the teachers think their kids may have questions for us
about weather relating to our activities! This may substantially
add to the number of students benefitted by our Adopt-a-Boat activity
if this connection works.
6. Dennis also
emailed us the link to a web site on fish which we are using with