Sammy Lee is our current American Hero. His life is absolutely incredible, not only did he learn to dive in restricted public pools and later a pit filled with sand, he also received his medical degree, served in the army, won two gold medals and […]
Month: September 2017
Today we received our agar dishes! We collected germs from 5 locations: the trash can, the bathroom floor, Akiva’s nose, Catarina’s mouth and our drinking fountain. We took guesses as to which location has the most germs and we will check when we get back on Monday which location is officially the grossest!
Update: Our germs have grown and bloomed. The results were truly disgusting. Far and away, the grossest and highest collection of germs is the drinking fountains, followed by the trash cans, then Akiva’s nose, the toilet floor, and cleanest of all and barely registering any germs is Catarina’s mouth! Photos will be uploaded soon!
We have spent this week tackling some serious issues by covering the incredible life of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave, she escaped her masters to the free states in the north only to return 19 times. She spent the later part of her life fighting for suffrage. She was an absolute powerhouse figure in American history and he life should be celebrated more often.
We discussed the slave trade, what a life of slavery really meant, and the massive divide in our country about slave ownership. These are all difficult topics that should also be unpacked at home.
Today we started our first longer read aloud with ‘Sideways Stories from Wayside School’, from author Louis Sachar. It’s a series of interconnected chapters about a ridiculous school that was accidentally built sideways. It’s one of my favorite read aloud books. Ask your children about the Mrs. Gorf chapter where she turns the students into apples by wiggling her ears.