Today we were able to see Me… Jane, the musical about the life of a young Jane Goodall as she grows to love and study the animals around her.
While a majority of the planet is covered with water, it is undrinkable due to the presence of salt at a rate of 36 parts salt to 1000 parts water. That may not seem like a lot, but it means that you would be able to wash down 4 family sized bags of potato chips per cup of water.
We read Ada’s Violin, the true story of a small town that constructed their own instruments out of collected trash.
We are officially collecting used plastic water bottles to be used in an art project for the class! If you have work events that use a lot of water bottles would you please consider collecting them for the hummingbird class!
Tomorrow we are taking the metro all the way to the Montgomery County Recycling Center. This is a huge part of our conservation unit, and allows us to see where our recycled goods end up, not to mention how many people are involved in the process of recycling!
We are headed to the Renwick this Friday at 9:45! Our tour begins at 10:30. It’s one of the oldest museums in DC, built in 1859 when it was referred to as ‘The American Louvre’.
We are collecting food donations for Martha’s Table! The Hummingbirds are in charge of collecting dried fruits, healthy snacks and nuts! The class that collects the most gets a free dress day as well.
Emma’s mother, Patricia, came over to our classroom to do an amazing art lesson where the children were able to design their own Dias de los Muertos sugar skull drawings. Sugar skulls became popular decorations when the Mexican churchgoers couldn’t afford imported European church decorations. They are intricately made and decorated, and left on the gravestone as a gift to that spirit. Please stop by and see them!
Happy Diwali everybody! Diwali is the Hindu festival of light that to honors Rama-chandra. Thank you to all of the volunteers that made our Diwali special!
Today we went to the National Portrait Gallery to explore several paintings for hidden symbols, meanings and stories. We were even able to find a few American Heroes!