My college professors always preached that teaching was equally a science and an art. I have come to terms with this idea through the last two years and I can say with 100% confidence that teaching ten year olds the week before Christmas is definitely an art. It's all about survival, ladies and gentlemen!
Today I decided to try an experiment I saw on Pinterest... and, it's magic. Everyone likes a little Christmas magic, right?
Start with a plate of milk. (Skim milk works best.)
Drop about four-five drops of food coloring into the center of the milk.
Then, take a dropper and drop a single drop of dish soap into the center of the dye.
BAM! You can only imagine the shrieks that occurred in Room 209 after this.
Now to make this even more festive, I had each child cut out a coffee filter snowflake and dip it into this magical liquid. Now our snowflakes turned out a littttle more brown, but here's the jist:
Now, watch the magic for yourself: