It was so beautiful outside yesterday that after the kids were done playing with their flubber I got the bowl I'd been saving in the freezer and set up a mini-excavation site on the back porch. I told the kids they could use salt, a spoon, and warm water to try and figure out the best methods for extracting all of the little things frozen in the ice. I also announced that the person who collected the most would win a prize. They loved it--and they learned a few things too about the states of matter. That is our theme this week!