Today we talked about costumes for the parade on Thursday. We put our costume in a bag, we mark our name on it and we put it in our cubbies when we get to school. Then, we leave it there until after computer lab. We will put our costumes on and get ready for the parade after computer lab time. You are not allowed to wear hair dye or face makeup, nothing that is bloody or gory, no masks, and no weapons of any kind. Costumes should meet school dress code requirements. If you are not organized do not bring small costume parts. These are things you can bring and can’t bring for Thursday, October 31.
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Simple machines make work easier. A pulley is a simple machine. It uses a rope and a wheel with a groove to lift things. Some example of a pulley include a flagpole, blinds, and wells. Another simple machine is a wheel and axle. This is a wheel that turns around a rod. We see wheel and axles everywhere. Bicycles, strollers, and skateboards are examples of simple machines. Simple machines help people do extraordinary things.
Today we learned about what park rangers do from a real park ranger. We had a visit from Ranger John, who works at Henry Coe Park. He told us that he helps to protect the park, and the people and animals in the park. He also presents information to groups. He makes sure the park is safe by patrolling and talking with groups of people. He gets people the help they need and makes sure the forest doesn’t burn down.
Ranger John wears a utility belt as part of his job. On the belt he has 10 things that help him in his job. First he has pepper spray, a gun, a baton, and handcuffs. This helps him stop people from doing bad things. He also has a radio and a phone, to keep in touch with other rangers. Some other items on his utility belt include a flashlight, gloves, ammunition, and keys to the park.
Ranger John brought animal skins for us to touch. These pelts came from local animals that died naturally. There were also two skull bones for us to look at. In addition, we were able to touch and hold deer antlers. We talked about some of the animals that live in the local area.
Ranger John’s visit was a great way for us to learn more about the job of a park ranger.