lunar eclipse & red rover

From: L*y Marske <>
Subject: lunar eclipse & red rover
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 17:04:59 -0700

Hi Charles and Dave,
     I was on line creating a Mars resource list to hand out to teachers 
who are interested when I saw your messages.  Charles, I replied to you, 
but when I saw Dave's message my mind started to churn especially since, 
Dave, you said you too are a 6th grade teacher.  Are you too Charles?
    Anyway I told Charles I might make the lunar eclipse an extra credit 
assignment for those who are interested, but the idea of gathering and 
sharing some kind of data would be great.  I don't exactly know how to go 
about it, but we could put our heads together and think of something.  I 
mainly only have access to internet here at home, but I might be able to 
get some sort of access at school if I sign up way ahead of time.  In the 
future our grade level is supposed to have access.
     So another topic is Red Rover Red Rover.  I am in the process of 
applying for grants to get funds for Red Rover.  I would like to find 
other teachers, students who are also going to do it so we could go on 
line to control each others' rovers.  The other teacher advocate from 
Iowa, Joe Dolan, and I do plan to do the project together, but I would 
really like to participate with others from other states too.
     Where are you two from?  I could look it up, but I'm too lazy.
      I have given my students an ongoing assignment, taken from one of 
the guides we got at the conference, to be tracking Mars.  I went out one 
Sat. night from 3:00 am till 6:00 am to find it and I think I did.  It 
was awesome.  Some of my students have also been successful  and I hope 
more will be.
    Anyway I'm open to any kind of sharing of experiences and/or sharing 
of information in any kind of format including simple pen pals.  I also 
teach reading and language arts so we could capitalize on that area too.
Lucy Marske
Sioux Center Middle School
Sioux Center, IA  51250