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Bubble Blowing at its Best!

With the rainy weather comes a great time to blow bubbles.  Why?  Because the humidity in the air keeps the bubbles wet longer, letting them float along in the breeze for a good distance.  You don’t want to blow bubbles in the rain, but before or after a rain shower is a great time for long lasting bubbles.
This is a great science experiment for you to try out with little kids when it is humid outside- Be sure to follow the directions for letting them sit out and age a little as mentioned at the end.
See more bubble photos HERE
Here is a recipe for making your own bubbles –

2/3 cup Joy dishwashing soap
1 gallon water
2 to 3 tablespoons of glycerine (available at the pharmacy)

Gently stir the ingredients together and leave the solution in an open container overnight. We believe that this gives the alcohol on the dishwashing soap a chance to evaporate some. In any case, the solution seems to get better with age. If you substitute some other soap for Joy, you will have to experiment with the rest of the formula… but that’s the fun of experimenting!

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Communication is Key…

Last week and into today, we talked about communication and why it is so important to ask questions if you are confused about something.  Sometimes re-wording and asking again will help the person better answer you, just as a teacher sometimes has to re-word an answer to have it make more sense to you, or have another student explain it from their point of view…

This little video is a great lesson in communication and how the way we say things is not always the way things are heard.

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Back to School Night a Success

A special “Thank You” to all who joined us last night for back to school night!  We had over 88 parents come through the FACS department, and had several parents complete the FACS 4 FUN permission forms for the month of October.  We will be sending home notes for when your child is signed up – If you complete a form at Back to School Night, your student will be assigned for the first date on October 6th.  We have not determined our activity yet, but it is sure to be a fun afternoon of learning and food preparation.

As an additional note, we will be adding recipes to this blog for you to enjoy, and we hope to get great feedback from those of you who participate! 

One thing we would like to do before we start is to see what kinds of things you would like to learn about, and then we will try to accommodate those requests!  We look forward to seeing you in October!

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