Today the students in Eli's Highly Capable class launched their rockets!
(Are you wondering what Highly Capable is? Well, I think that's our school's politically correct label for "academically gifted" kids. Maybe they're afraid that if some kids find out that other kids have gifts that they didn't get, then they might stage a coup and takeover the school until they get gifts too. Or something. If it was up to me, I'd just call them the Nerd Herd.)
He spent weeks learning about rockets and then he made his own. He made it from a kit which I was thankful for because if he didn't have that, I'm sure he would want to try to make something with Mt. Dew, Sweet Tarts, bubblegum and Lego's. And I'm sure it would involve me staying up until 3 o'clock in the morning trying to help him finish it.
It's was finally his group's turn to get their rockets set up.
Don't they look great? And when you launch your rocket, you really hope that it doesn't land on the other side of that fence because no one really knows how to get around to the other side.
Whoa, not so fast Mr. Man! Wait for directions! We don't want you launching anything at Russia. That wouldn't be good politics.
And finally, three, two, one...BLAST OFF!
I completely lost sight of it as soon as it launched but I finally found it drifting back to earth.