Newsletter 8 – 9/30/18

Weekly Highlights

This week we wrapped up our unit on PUNK! On Friday, we encouraged students to “be themselves” in their attire to uphold what our main character in our read aloud talks about. It was incredible to see the vast array of new looks, and about half of our class who wore the same things they do everyday. We are grateful that kids shared themselves with the group.

As a part of celebrating punk day, kids wrote the soundtracks to their lives by creating a set of songs that describes everyday events. The titles are hilarious.

We also began a reflection on our first P3 unit to see how kids responded to the connections between punk and borders/boundaries/limits.

In CPR this week we focused on studying emotions. We talked about emotions beyond happy, mad, glad, and sad and got into the complex emotions as well as when we feel multiple things at once.

Announcements

This week we don’t have school on Friday, because it’s conference day. Then we go on a two week fall break – can’t believe we’re already a fourth of the way through the year!

We will not be sending a homework assignment home this week.

We will celebrate zines after the break. This will allow time for us to duplicate them and work out all the copy errors we find. Please let us know if you’re interested in volunteering some time to make copies 🙂

Questions to Ask Your Child at Home

  • What were the song titles you created for your punk soundtrack?
  • (from CPR) – What is a time you noticed someone was upset? How did you help them?
  • This week you had choice time for the first time — what did you choose to do and why?
  • What are some of the goals you have for the rest of the year?
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