Eric's Weekly Update 12-9-11

posted Dec 9, 2011, 10:21 AM by Cynthia Friedman
This week…
This week we studied the principles of inertia, and the laws that govern objects whether in motion or at rest. We also studied life in the Sahara and the journey of a 9-year old Tuareg boy who traveled across the desert in a caravan of camels to buy and trade salt and dates. Amazing! Don’t forget to pick up a nice tree from U-Cut Trees on Saturday or at the school Sunday if you need one for the winter holidays. Please add 30 minutes of reading time per school day if you are tracking minutes for the read-a-thon. Students begin each day (except Friday) with a 30-minute silent reading period. You can add this time to the daily reading log your are hopefully keeping already. Not sure what I’m talking about? Give me a call.

Next week and beyond…
Next week…well, who really knows what will happen? We will be having African presentations on Wednesday and Thursday (see schedule below), but beyond that the students pre-vacation behavior will determine what we will be doing. Sometimes there is just no getting around that part of it.

Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the first day of winter occur while school is out. I will try to discuss these celebrations as time and the students’ interest allow.

Eric and Adriene

 

North/East Africa Presentation Schedule

 

                           Wednesday                                                Thursday

Time

Student/s

Country

Time

Student/s

Country

8:50

Alyssa

Egypt

8:50

Seamus

Egypt

9:00

Joe

Algeria

9:00

Sienna

Morocco

9:10

Annaliese-Opal

Sudan

9:10

Eva

Somalia

9:20

Jasmine-Degan

Uganda

9:20

Miles

Egypt

Break

 

 

Break

 

 

9:40

Mateo

Tanzania

9:40

Maya

Kenya

9:50

Henry/Charley

Ancient Egypt

9:50

Eliot

Tunisia

10:00

Joey

Burundi

10:00

Evan

Morocco

10:10

Alden-Taima

Eritrea

10:10

Alma

Seychelles

Break

 

 

Break

 

 

10:30

Nicholas

Libya

10:30

Wilhelm

Rwanda

10:40

Ixmyl

Djibouti

10:40

Skai

Djibouti

10:50

Alex

Ethiopia

10:50

Amelia

Libya

11:00

Michael

Algeria

11:00

Cyrus

Tanzania

11:10

 

 

 

Isaac

Ethiopia

 

Students will present their information and then take a few questions and receive positive comments.  Presentations should be 5-7 minutes for 2nd-3rd years, and 1-4 minutes for 1st years excluding questions and comments.  The goal here is for students to practice standing in front of their peers.  They will not be grilled for more information or critiqued on the style of their presentation.  I am hoping this will be a positive and confidence building endeavor.  Please email me if you have questions.

 

 

 

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