Newsletter 23 – 3/9/18

Weekly Highlights

We had a great week – we started working on a community project, a classroom almanac.

We had our final geography quiz, and were amazed with kids’ reaching their goals! Most kids were able to take a photo of their quiz and put it on Fresh Grade, and we will follow up with a post after break.

We also spent a tremendous amount of time writing two perspective poems. These poems were focused on bullying-related situations that have come up in our classroom as well as some from other schools. Considering that two distinct characters with unique & empathetic perspectives needed to be heard, students spent 2 workshop sessions crafting their poetry.

Lastly, we worked on a timeline related to Black History. Students read through a timeline with some teacher support and reflected on 6-10 events using the words: justice, power, empowerment, and access. We used a clip from Cars 3 to frame some ideas related to oppression and privilege.

Announcements

You can find the James and the Giant Peach music here. We are going to ask that for “homework” over spring break, kids finish memorizing their lines & lyrics – we will have about 3 weeks until show time when we get back.

5/6 show, “James and the Giant Peach”- Tuesday, April 17 at 6pm (Hopes line) and 7:15pm (Dreams line) at the Ivy-Tech Waldron stage.

Snack schedule:

Last names Allen-Crouch – 4/16, 5/14
Last names Daniels-Lawson – 3/26, 4/23
Last names Leinenbach-Port – 4/2, 4/30
Last names Pulley-Wright  4/9, 5/7

Please remember that you can order from scholastic to support our next round of book clubs!!!

Questions to Ask Your Child at Home

  • How did you feel about the process and your progress on the Africa country quiz?
  • What can you share with me about Black History?
  • What was the poem you wrote that you felt most proud of?
  • What did your peers & classmates say your strengths were? What do you think your strengths are?
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