Is there any rainbows? Why is it always dark? Why is there no sunshine?
If the sun’s very close, does it get lighter or is it still really dark?
How do those little things going down, the sun rays, how do they go off of the sun?
How do the planets orbit the sun?
Where do volcanoes come from?
Does the sun have volcanoes? Are there gas volcanoes on the sun?
How do you get up to space?
Why does it not need an engine when it goes into space?
Why is the sun the only star in the universe in the middle of the planets?
Why do the planets only orbit around the sun?
Why is there no gravity?
Are there any planets out there not in our solar system? Like pink or green or white or black? Or poison planets? Are there poisonous planets?
How are planets made? How is a star made? How is the galaxy made?
How can the astronauts see if it's very dark?
Are there volcano planets?
Are there dusty planets?
How do you make stars?
How do you make the whole space? How do you make the Milky Way?
How do you make the whole universe?
Does the sky change different colors in space? Like the sunset?
Is there any grasshoppers in outer space? Is there any grass?
Is there water in space? Does it rain in space? Is there any air in space? Is there clouds in space?
Later in the day, we had a master guest visit from Austin's grandparents. We had three clues about their identity:
1). One guest was a pre-K teacher for 35 years
2). One guest was a famous college football player
3) Both are from North Carolina
Based on the clues, Austin guessed pretty quickly who they were, but he was thrilled nonetheless. Austin's grandparents read (and gifted to) the class a beautiful story titled, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch about a lonely man who received an anonymous Valentine's Day gift and was so happy that he began to commit acts of kindness and cultivate deep friendships throughout his community.
As we approach Valentine's Day, the story was a beautiful reminder of the true meaning and power of love, and how we show love to those around us through acts of caring every day. It was also a good reminder that love and friendship are not things we should take for granted. As Austin's grandmother reminded us, "Sometimes people think nobody loves them. This Valentine's Day, be sure to tell someone you love them." We are so grateful to Austin's family for their visit today, and for the inspiring lesson about love.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.