Friday, March 16, 2007

*From the 'PickleMonster Dictionary' - to shoom is to travel really fast.
It is faster than a run, but not as fast as a vroom.
A vroom is like a rocket blasting off!

Today, Andrew read us a book called 'Dan, the Flying Man'. Dan was like a superhero, he had jet boots, wings and a propeller so that he could fly. All the people he flew passed chased him; they wanted to fly too.

We did a science experiment to see if we could make a straw person fly.

First we had to tie a piece of string from one side of the room to the other. We had 2 straws on the string - the first straw was Dan and the second was one of the towns people who wanted to fly too.
Do you know how we made the straws fly? We blew up a balloon and taped it to the straw. When we let go of the balloon, the straw shoomed* up the string, just like Dan from the book.

We blew the second balloon up even bigger, and it caught Dan, just like the people in the book caught the Flying Man.

I wonder if I tie a gigantic balloon to me, will I be able to schoom* up a string just like the straw Dan?
Love AJ Pickle


  1. Boy you do some fun things at your school...

  2. that is a very interesting story AJ. so glad you got to do the experiment. wonder will you ever get to schoom? xxxxxx


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