This month our students are learning about many different things that can fly. To help them better understand one of our lessons (“Flying, Gliding, and Floating”) my teaching partner Yuri helped them make a parachute craft using a piece of plastic, some string, and a few cut-out figures. Then, at the end of the day last Friday (November 9th) we took them out in the school’s courtyard area so they could stand on the benches, drop their parachutes, and watch them float around. Everything went according to plan until some strong winds came through and swept two or three of the crafts way up into the air and over the building.
I was able to find one of them, but the others have floated away to oblivion.
After we were done cackling like hyenas, Yuri and I comforted the kids by telling them that they’d simply made their crafts TOO well.
Imagine someone coming to you, dear reader, and offering you a million dollars for one of your memories. They would give you the money and you, in return, would no longer have any recollection of the memory you sold. Now, answer me this — what memories would you not take a million dollars for? I believe this may be one of mine. 🙂