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#1 Scott_of_melnsct

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:13 AM

So for example, we're leaving for WSKIF on Wednesday, returning home the following Monday meaning Laurel will miss 4 days of school. I know it's worth it. You know it's worth it. The question is, how can we justify it to the school so they will accept those days as "excused" absences?

At WSKIF there are whale bones and the world kite museum. What else? Anything that will work for all kite festivals?


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

Hands-on field study in aeronautical engineering and design comes to mind.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

So for example, we're leaving for WSKIF on Wednesday, returning home the following Monday meaning Laurel will miss 4 days of school. I know it's worth it. You know it's worth it. The question is, how can we justify it to the school so they will accept those days as "excused" absences?

At WSKIF there are whale bones and the world kite museum. What else? Anything that will work for all kite festivals?

I'm sure there must be some international fliers there this year? If so, it's a cultural exchange, worked for us last year!

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:05 PM

Extended field trip sounds like a winner. Apart from the AE&D, how about the study of marine flora & fauna? (just stay away from the sharks & sea urchins)
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:49 PM

Field test #1: Have her take a break from flying each day at a set time (say 1:00pm - 1:30) to measure the tides - to determine if there is a correlation between the average distance the waves come up on shore to the total amount of sail area being flown in area C at the start of the set time period.

Field Test #2: At the single line kite area - calculate the total length of line used each day and see how many of that total length it would take to reach to the moon.

Field Test #3: How many surface grains of sand in a square inch - a square foot - Area C - Long Beach

field Test #4: go fly a kite - enjoy being on the beach - be the caller in a mega fly (easy on the Pez) - get your feet wet - BE A KID! :lol:


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:42 PM

History - Lewis & Clark slept here

Math & Geography - Long Beach the beach is 26 miles long

Geography, Music, History - the Columbia River

Roll On Columbia
by Woody Gutherie

Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through.
Down her wild mountains and canyons she flew.
Canadian Northwest to the ocean so blue,
Roll on, Columbia, roll On!

CHORUS: Roll on, Columbia, roll on.
Roll on, Columbia, roll on.
Your power is turning our darkness to dawn,
So, Roll on, Columbia, roll on

Other great rivers add power to you,
Yakima, Snake, and the Klickitat, too,
Sandy, Willamette, and Hood River, too;
Roll on Columbia, roll On!

CHORUS

Year after year we had tedious trials,
Fighting the rapids at Cascades and Dalles.
The Injuns rest peaceful on Memaloose Isle;
Roll on, Columbia, Roll On!

CHORUS

Tom Jefferson's vision would not let him rest,
An empire he saw in the Pacific Northwest.
Sent Lewis and Clark and they did the rest;
Roll on, Columbia, Roll On!

CHORUS

At Bonneville now there are ships in the locks,
The waters have risen and cleared all the rocks,
Ship loads of plenty will steam past the docks,
So, Roll On, Columbia, Roll On!

CHORUS

Coast Guard Museum in Astoria

And you don't know Lomg Beach if you don't know Jake!

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:43 AM

I love that song
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