This month’s superpower is Patriotism. The Poppy Lady by Barbara Walsh is our book of the month. It is About Moina Belle Michael who helped establish the red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for veterans. The following video is the the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae written in May 1915. This video is in remembrance of all those who have lost their lives during war.
A Poppy is to Remember is another tribute to our American service men and women, as well as to those from other nations who have fought side by side with them to restore peace and freedom in troubled regions of the world. Even as they fought and died together, let us also remember them together.
As a tribute from you to all the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for freedom try these activities:
- Write a cinquain and post your poem to this post.
- Participate in this month’s challenge – THE POPPY CHALLENGE
Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Masks are due March 23rd. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Mask Challenge: Who am I?
Tonight is the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. There are so many opportunities to learn about winter sporting events, countries around the world and athletes. Here are a few links:
- Mrs. Ramirez friend, Stacy Spletzer, is working with athletes for WADA. Watch her videos and send her questions here, Greetings from the Winter Olympics.
- Mrs. Wagner’s Winter Olympics Online Scavenger Hunt. You can find fun facts, create Olympic rings and/or learn the science behind sports.
- The official 2018 Winter Olympics website – PyeongChang 2018 will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Find voting results and all the latest news as South Korea prepares for the Games.
Compassion is caring about others more than yourself.
Will you ask someone to join you at lunch? Will you reach out and play with someone at recess? Will you listen more to those around you?
Be a “Soup-er” Hero and bring in a soup can and another item for our local food pantries. SOCES is asking 3rd graders to bring in canned vegetables, 4th graders to bring in peanut butter or jelly, and 5th graders to bring in canned tuna, chicken and other canned meat.
Eve Bunting’s Train to Somewhere is our book of the month. Many orphans were placed with caring families across the United States. Read to find out if Marianne is chosen to be with a compassionate family.
Remember our Compassion Twins message for this month. “Show Love. Be Kind. Keep Compassion on Your Mind.”
With thanks to Jude and all of my students for making this terrific video. Although I was an unwilling participant, I have to admit I love the video. You are awesome!
Forgiveness is Cottage Lane’s Superpower of the month. At our assembly, The Forgiver reminded us about the importance of forgiveness and new beginnings. Please visit the Forgiveness Assembly page for additional songs and videos.
Below is our poem for the month, “New Beginnings”. A New Year’s Resolution is a tradition which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, beginning on New Year’s Day. One way we can better ourselves is to forgive.
As a school community we will place our thumbprints on a dove. These doves will represent the peace in our hearts that will bring peace to the world!
Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Entries are due January 26th and must be decorated to show your uniqueness and/or passion. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Snow Person Challenge.
It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Paper Mache Gift Challenge.
This month the Hulk challenges to use our Superpower, Gratitude. Kid President has a few ideas for us too.
Here are three challenges:
- Call that special person on the green slip and let them know how grateful you are for him/her. Return the slip to school and link it to our gratitude chain.
- Bring in an item for our Food Drive.
- Be inspired by The Secret of Saying Thanks and keep a 21-Day Gratitude Journal. Read and listen to our book of the month here – Secret of Saying Thanks. Comment 3 things you’re grateful for. They can be super simple—and nothing is too small. For example: 1. Favorite cereal this AM 2. Warm bed to sleep in 3. Funny chat with my brother. Do this for 21 days, But you can’t list your family members by name over and over. You have to write different things each day—this is how you learn to flex your gratitude muscle.Why 21 days? Scientists believe it takes that long for something to become a habit. Good luck!
It is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering an opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Out of the Box Cardboard Challenge
Visit our other website, Kids Against Climate Change. Read. Watch. Do! Leave a comment. Submit a picture or video. It’s about your future!
2017-18 Circle Line Trip
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