It was a busy day day with two guests today! First, Mrs. Amanda Marrinan visited our classes. She is a Year 2 teacher from Brisbane, Australia. She will be receiving an award at the end of the month as an educator using technology in K-2. We've been reading and learning from her classroom blog and videos and trying some of the tools her students use. Thank you 2M Gems and Mrs. M!
At lunch time Mr. Stewart came in uniform and provided lunch for the 7th grade. He is in the Air Force Reserves and is an air traffic controller. He frequently visits our classroom to share about his work and travels to Afghanistan and Haiti.
This time Mr. Stewart brought MREs for the students. MRE stands for Meals Ready to Eat. The military supplies these to the troops. There were several different meals to try, including lasagna, omelette, chili, veggie burger and more. We learned how to heat them up by adding water to the special packets. It boiled the water in less than 30 seconds! The packets contained iron, sodium and magnesium. The packages contained everything you would want for one meal including a spoon, drink, dessert, candy and gum!
Thank you to both Mrs. Marrinan and Mr. Stewart for making it a special day!