We’ve had a pretty exciting week as we came back from winter break! Be sure to check our blogs, and:
–We watched the “I Have a Dream” speech and made a video with the 4B students reciting the speech (watch us above).
–Another hangout with our science mentor Lauren Eckert in British Columbia in which we discussed human impact on the environment. What was our area like 200 years ago? We started to think about that, and about the benefits and problems of our impact on the world around us.
–We started to read about baseball player Jackie Mitchell, a 19-year-old girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in a demonstration game. We learned about primary sources and some students started to look at some contemporary news articles about “Mighty Jackie.”
–We started to think about our Photo Ark projects in which we will photograph animals and write about them, learning from photographer/writer Joe Sartori.
–We practiced multiplication, division, and word problems of various types. Next week: Fractions!
–We started to learn about the Civil War, discussing slave rebellions, the middle passage, and people including Nat Turner, Gabrielle Prosser, the Amistad rebels, Denmark Vesey, and John Brown.
–We have a new member of the class–Savage Bubbles the leopard gecko. Charming escaped in my apartment over break.