Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 8:55 PM on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kids get messy and learn something

Exploding volcanoes! Ooblick! Marshmallow and toothpick structures! Marble mazes! Homemade chocolate ice cream!

What connected these and many other fun messes in the gym at Paul Banks Elementary recently? Kids!

Excited and engaged children were on the move from one hands-on experiment and learning opportunity to the next at the annual Math and Science Night. Thank you so much to the many volunteers and staff who made it all happen.

To pull it all off, the Paul Banks Parent Teacher Association had help from the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies, the Pratt Museum, Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, and of course a few amazing teachers who pitched in, Mrs. Boone cracking things up on the Egg Drop and Mr. Young on a roll on the Marble Run.

Above all, thanks to all the families and kids who came, got messy and had fun while learning at Math and Science Night. If you missed it this year, join us next January. Until then, have fun experimenting and getting messy.

Shannon McBride-Morin

Paul Banks Elementary parent