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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bird Man of Alcatraz

That's what I call one of my 6th graders because he just can't SIT in his desk. He hovers. He floats. He perches like a bird in his seat - - - so he's my little Bird Man of Alcatraz.

He's fun, bright, and energetic.

Every year I assign a "Cell Project" in which my 6th graders have to create a model of a plant cell and one of an animal cell.

They've brought cell models made out of everything imaginable - - - candles, odds 'n ends from their dad's workshop, cakes, cookies, modeling clay, 2 liter soda bottles, pudding with fruit, and t-shirts.

But the Bird Man of Alcatraz is the FIRST to ever bring pizza cells!!!!

Of COURSE he got an "A"!!!



Deven said...

Way to go, Bird Man!

I can't find my blog said...

I'm sooo bookmarking this!

Anonymous said...

Creative kid, he will go far in life!!:)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Keetha,
That is so clever~ my kids had to do that same project in sixth grade! The only difference was they had to use a styrafome ball and we had to carve and color out the shapes. I remember trying to help my daughter with the carving and going through about 4 balls because they kept crumbling apart. I like your idea better. Cindy

Jackie said...

so cute !

Cindy said...

What a neat kid! I like him! Just from how you described him.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

What a bright kid! Complete homework and serves up lunch! Yessss!

Lori E said...

Oh pizza, is there anything it can't do?

Tonja said...

How cute!

Jewel said...

I can't believe my little Spence is in 6th grade!! =[

If you give him a gameboy, he will sit still.

Kristin - The Goat said...

What a great idea and I'm sure he was so excited to show you what he did!! I can just see it.

Martin LaBar said...

Of course. Was that his idea, or his mama's? Serious cell walls/membranes.

Gerson & Betsy said...

Did you get to taste it? :)

Anonymous said...

Way to go spence!

Shannon said...

Was he trying to bribe you with food?

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Spence sounds like a very intelligent person a, but very smart and creative.

LV said...

What minds the children have today. They are so creative and smart. Nice post today. If you have time, stop by.

The Hollands said...

yay Spencer!!! He's a sweet little bird man...and smart too!! :)

Raise Them Up said...

Keetha! I love you! My fifth grader has been looking for a creative way to make his cell project and this is SO PERFECT!

School is not his strong hold, but FOOD IS! Lol!

But where are his labels?? :)

Vickie said...

I enjoy Spencer AKA (bird man) too in Bible Class.