What a wonderful evening! The timing of our book could not have been any more perfect with current events in the news. We shared our pages and autographed books while enjoying food brought in by our wonderful parents. Thank you to all who came and supported us during our year of choosing peace...and all three years together. Thank you for your generous gifts and heartfelt words during the night. I will miss each one of you and am glad we made this book to remember all the action we took, to peacefully make the world a better place.
Support RED NOSE DAY and join a national event to help lift children out of poverty. Visit your local Walgreens and purchase a red nose for $1.00. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise awareness. NBC will have a 3 hour entertainment TV special on this day.
Wear your red nose to school and let's take action together. Click on the link below to see how you can help.
In the UK, Red Nose Day has been going on for 30 years and has raised over 1 billion to help people in need around the world.
I believe in a world free from poverty!
Fridays in May are game day. We use 8th period to work on social skills, learn a new game and have fun!
We were so lucky that while learning about life cycles, we were able to see baby chicks the day after they hatched! Thanks to Claire's mom who is also a teacher and brought in the chicks from her class.
We are ending our last unit for the year, Sharing the Planet, by researching pollution problems and ways we can responsibly take better care of Earth. Students were inspired by the students in 5th and 6th grade who are working on their exhibition projects. They decided they wanted to use presentation boards....and took it upon themselves to buy or make their boards! That's called being an enthusiastic learner! We will share our boards at our book release celebration.
Also during May, we decided to come up with our own homework. We chose to read magazines and respond anyway we wanted. The only requirement was that we had to connect what we read to our unit of inquiry.
Central Idea: Biodiversity affects the survival of organisms
Key Concepts; Change, Connection, Responsibility
Related Concepts; interdependence, adaptations, survival, life cycles
Lines of Inquiry;