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Week 1
This class is 7 weeks long but we only meet for 45 min each day.
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After a quick lesson on a straw hoop plane, we get to test them in the All Purpose Room (gym)
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The kids quickly discovered that they can get better air time if launched from atop the stage!
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There's always *one* in a class... LOL
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All of the kids have a tendency to want to throw their planes UP.  It takes a while to coach them in the proper methods of launching a glider.
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This glider makes wide loops if thrown too hard.
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Before long the kids are getting the hang of it and their glide times are improving.
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Another barrage of planes heads my way!
Next week we have no class and the week after that I will be out of town so we won't get back together until week 4
Week 4
Not many pix from this week!
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We explored balsa airplanes
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And puddle jumpers
Week 5 & 6
We spent 2 weeks with the foam airplanes
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Here the kids are building them.  We had some shaped like conventional airplanes and some shaped like space shuttles
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Learning how to best throw them was the biggest challenge
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A few spent a good deal of time making sure everything was just right, including the stickers.
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But, in the end we were all tossing them around the All Purpose Room (APR)
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Kids tried several methods of flying them, experimenting with what the crafts would do.
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They loved having the ability of tossing them from atop the stage.
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Love getting these shots of all of the planes coming right at the camera.
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This created an interesting logistical problem until the janitor offered a broom stick...
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We got some good air time in the warmth of the APR.
Short movie
The kids all toss their planes right at me

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