Happy Earth Day! We celebrated by writing wetland poetry and singing songs with Eric Ode. We kicked off Passion Project season by getting books from the library and taking turns stepping onstage at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse so we could imagine the culmination of our work. Almost everyone has completed their project agreement so they can begin work.
We started new literature circle books, which need to be finished by May 12. Third-years had a choice about whether to add a book to their schedule since they are joining the Upper Elementary for literature circles. Some of the lessons this week were: writing an outline, types of lines, animal and human migration, life cycles of plants, and the second Great Lesson (for those who missed it in the Fall.) Some also used their math skills to interpret an interesting article from the Seattle Times about wild tiger populations. For the Hop-a-Thon, we joined the Upper Elementary to count each other’s hops. The pledges children gather will raise money to cure Muscular Dystrophy.
FYI, we have decided to move Music to Tuesday afternoons.
Have a good weekend,
Ben, Mary and Khavitha
Mr. Ben, Ms. Mary and Mr. Robin
El Salon Morado Lead Teachers