Area, Hoot, oviparous animals, and a chain of caring was the theme this week. As I visited classrooms, I witnessed amazing units of study. Do you know which animals are oviparous? If not, just ask a TK student. From the tiniest fish eggs to the largest ostrich egg, our TK’s know so much! In third grade math, students were determining the area of rectangles that were divided into parts with missing addends. They used problem solving skills to determine the total length of the sides and then figured the area of each section. They then added the two sections to find the total area of the rectangle. It was awesome to see their energy level, understanding and engagement in solving these complex problems.
Does outside appearance determine a person’s character? Can people be misjudged when others don’t know certain things about their peers? That’s a question our fourth graders were grappling with as they were discussing the book, Hoot. In addition to fourth graders talking about the “perception” of others, all our students had the opportunity to create and link a paper chain. As a symbol of solidarity and show of every student’s commitment to being safe, feeling safe, and caring for others, each child wrote a sentence of affirmation on a colored paper link. At our assembly on Thursday morning, all the links were connected into a large chain of caring. It was displayed on our fence and then moved to the front of the school for all to see. I hope you have a chance to view it—it’s wonderful.
Finally, I hope to see you at the Gala! The theme, Prom through the Decades, is fantastic. Dress-check; shoes-check; hair appointment-check; corsage-check!
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