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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Astro Pal Slinky's Last Black Hole


Hi All, I sent along these photos....our poor little "slinky" astronaut officially was torn apart yesterday as she gave her last hurrah during a classroom demonstration of being spaghettified and pulled into a blackhole.....a short memorial services will be held Friday before field trip groups arrive. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the CMSEC center for Space Teachers Science Honors Evolving into Ludicis Annedotes (St. Sheila fund).

Our deceased, but heroic little astro-pal is symbolic of what it is like to teach second-half school year sixth graders. Sixth graders this time of the year are morphing (really the best way to describe their condition) into: discombobulated, distractable, hormone-poisoned, semi-a "dolts", trying to find their way in life. Teachers and students both are "stretched to their limits" trying to teach and learn.

Being "Saint Sheila" and According to Kyle Herring, apparently I have powers that would help here.....I hereby deliver to all teachers of teenagers AND teenagers trying to learn with an extra "patience potion"...to somehow manage & complete the 2008-2009 school year successfully.

And now our final thoughts on our Slinky Astronaut:

CMSEC DISCOVERY CLASSROOM
ASTRO-PAL
2008-2009

Our Astro-Pal was stretched too tight.
SHE SNAPPED AND BROKE….
JUST LIKE A KITE.

We’ll miss her daily exhibition of Science.
“TO INFINITY AND BEYOND”….
YOU WENT WITH DEFINACE!!!!!!!

To the “Final Frontier” we out send your
“ pattern”……
We think you’ll end up encircling Saturn!!

Adios, dear Astro-Pal!!
Thanks for the memories!


DONE. patience potion delivered.
Sheila Keller-Powell
Space Center Educator
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