It turned out to be a beautiful Wednesday morning as the MicroClimate Weather Van made its weekly appearance - this week in Mission Hills. Temperatures were already in the upper 60s by 9am. (Just an interesting aside: Grant Elementary has a low-water low-maintenance area of landscaping that's taken care of by Mr. Martocchio and his K class. . .it's very impressive! And doesn't require a lot of weeding.)
Today's Weather Wednesday visit was to Ms. Carroll's Kindergarten class at Grant Elementary in Mission Hills. These kindergartners have a "Wow Wednesday" each week, and I was honored to be part of that WOW this week! Everything started out with the daily message, so helpfully recited by Amelia (and repeated by the rest of the class):
These Kindergartners are WAY ahead of their time at Grant. One of the questions during my question-and-answer session had to do with an application for one of the five year old's laptop computer. Well, maybe not WAY ahead of their time, but certainly it's not the kindergarten class I can remember. Although there were no laptops present today, the students have lots of computer time available in the classroom (and several of the computers!). These have been used to check on the weather, amongst other things (so I was told).
Of course, at this age students are more likely to tell stories than ask questions about the weather, but there were some great questions today. Such as how we're able to forecast what the weather will be? They had a chance to come out to check out the MicroClimate Weather Van on the playground, along with its fully-functional weather observation station on top.
A great group of students! I haven't been to Ms. Carroll's class in about ten years, but am hoping they'll have be back sooner next time. Thanks for hosting, kids - and here's to nice weather for the Grant Golf Tournament tomorrow (it should be EXCELLENT for your fundraiser).