This week in Morado was the culmination of our month-long exploration of migration. Seedfolks on Tuesday was an amazing one-woman portrayal of 22 characters in a Cleveland neighborhood who found connections with each other despite coming from widely differing places. We saw Jacob Lawrence’s 60 -panel story of The Great Migration which his parents were a part of. We discussed biographies and wrote our own versions.
Children learned about the parts of a leaf this week. Many did follow-up work for remembering prepositions or other parts of speech. Many read daily to a teacher. Fractions were a popular choice. The material for making a bar graph was also used a lot. Several people wrote stories. Some of the children turned dishwashing into an Olympic sport—those dishes were clean!
We also had a good discussion about respecting personal boundaries and keeping private parts private. We defined “safe” and “unsafe” touch. We asked the children to name several adults they could talk to if they ever feel uncomfortable with another person’s behavior. This is an important conversation to have with children regularly to help keep them safe.
We hope you have a fun Spring Break and come back refreshed.
Ben, Mary, and Ali
Mr. Ben, Ms. Mary and Mr. Robin
El Salon Morado Lead Teachers