Cosmos

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

We wanted to let everyone know about an exciting and free Cosmos-related event at the Central Library1901 Vine Street, on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 4:00pm. (No tickets required.)

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

Astronaut Chris Hadfield logged more than 4,000 hours in space and served as commander of the International Space Station. In a 35-year career that included flying fighter jets, experimental aircraft, and the space shuttle, the colorful Canadian colonel was the first from his country to spacewalk, once broke into a space station with a Swiss army knife, and while in space built a worldwide social media following with his blog and cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity (which many of our students have seen). Hadfield’s many special honors include appointment to the Order of Canada, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, and two schools and an airport named after him. His new book harnesses the wonder and wisdom of his far out experiences to change the way we see life on Earth.

We hope your family can take advantage of this wonderful tie-in to this year's all-school theme!

(Text adapted from material provided by the Library.)

 

Rocketeers!

Kindergarten A created a rocket in the classroom during Activity Time. They were inspired by the all-school theme - Cosmos!

Cosmos After School

As is tradition, ASEP has jumped right in to celebrate and explore the all-school theme. Cosmos has already proved to be a rich and engaging topic, even after school hours!

Children took part in discussions about constellations and began making glow-in-the-dark hanging constellations, which will be ready next week to hang.


A particularly fun and healthy activity related to constellations was the preparation of a special second snack – star-shaped fruit kebobs!

Students learned about comets and are in the process of creating comet images scored into clay (the same way the ancients recorded comets); they will rub colors into the slabs to complete them.