It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering another opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Gummy Bear Challenge.
April is blue for respect.Respect is to show polite regard and consideration. Respect is a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, and important and should be treated a certain way. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.
Cottage Lane’s book of the month, Pinduli, is a surprising story about self-image, self-acceptance, and treating others with respect. After reading, sharing and discussing this special book you will realize how a few tiny words – bad or good – can create something enormous!
Do you think that by hurting someone else’s feelings it made the animals who made Pinduli feel bad, feel better about themselves?
This month please practice respect toward others, adults and the Earth!
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD.) “It is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down Syndrome International (DSI) encourages friends all over the world to raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”
Rock Your Socks tomorrow March 21st to show your support. Visit Mrs. McBride’s website for more information.
Symmetry is everywhere! Click the link below to practice drawing lines of symmetry with geometric shapes.
This week, we have begun our next reading unit on theme, and have been talking about about themes of songs that we love. Part of your homework was to choose your very own theme song for your life. Journal entries are due tomorrow, but please post the title and performer of your song below!
SOCSD afforded an amazing opportunity for students in grades 5-8. Malala Yousafzai spoke to our students about the importance of education and especially for girls. She has a new book called, We are Displaced. Please read or listen (scroll to the bottom of page) to her biography – Malala Yousafzai. Watch an interview with her below.
“Malala is a symbol of hope and an inspirational role model, particularly for girls. On her 16th birthday, she gave a passionate speech to the United Nations. She was inundated with awards, culminating in the ultimate honor in 2014, the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Read more here:
- Kids Rights – Malala
- Biography – Malala
- Time – Malala
- Time for Kids: Heroic Returns
- CBS interview “We are Displaced”
What amazed you most about Malala? Post your comment to this blog.
Welcome to an exciting New Year, and may you achieve all your goals in 2019.
This month’s assembly, Colors of Character for January, reminds us that perseverance is essential to success.
What can you learn from:
- Understanding Talent
- Your Brain on Books
- Ezra Frech Sports Illustrated’s SportsKid of the Year Award.
- The Royal Bee
“YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT. YOU CAN DREAM IT. YOU CAN HOPE IT. OR YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
Post your goal for 2019 and the steps you will take to achieve this goal.
What’s your favorite book? Are you ready to encourage others to read it? Now is the time to use some writing skills and creativity for Mrs. McBride’s monthly challenge,The Book Bottle Buddy Challenge.
Reuse a bottle and get to work! All entries are due November 21st.
This month we celebrate Thanksgiving and Veterans Day. It is important to show gratitude for your own happiness, health, relationships and impact on the world.
Cottage Lane will be growing a gratitude tree. The gratitude tree will show everyone that we appreciate the small things in life, are grateful for everything they have, are mindful of the things that are going right in their lives and hold people in our lives close to our hearts. SAY, “THANK YOU!”
In your writing journal write daily gratitude responses. Feel free to go above and beyond and say thank you to others, write them a letter and share that letter with them. After 7 days of gratitude responses, receive a leaf for your teacher and add it to the CLE gratitude tree. If you need writing prompts, try these: