The students in our class had a chance to share their interests with our class through our “genius hour” share periods. Many students created slide presentations over the weekend to present along with hands-on activities. Here are a few of our students sharing their special interests.
Empathy is the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions.
- Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
- Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes.
- Empathy makes the world a better place.
Practice empathy by being observant of others, using active listening and donating a pair of new or gently used shoes for Soles to Souls.
Our book of the month is The Yellow Star by Carmen Deedy. After reading and listening to the Legend of King Christian X of Denmark, explain why the author titled the book The Yellow Star. What does the yellow star symbolize?
Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Everyone is out looking for great deals on holiday presents. Don’t fall into this shopping craze. Use some imagination and creativity with Mrs. McBride’s monthly challenge, The Paper Bag Challenge. Save money and the environment! All entries are due Monday, December 17th.
Please visit The Paper Bag Challenge blog post for additional information, ideas and resources.
Veterans Day 2018
Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Our book of the month, America’s White Table. Listen to the significance of each item placed on the table and how Katie comes to understand and appreciate the depth of sacrifice that her uncle, members of the Armed Forces and their families have to make.
It is important Americans give thanks for their freedom. The perfect way to do this is by thanking our active troops, our veterans, our heroes. It is important to show gratitude toward those who serve. Consider writing a card to send to a veteran.