It’s been an awesome couple of weeks watching our community start to form. We kicked things off with the First Great Lesson and students have been replicating the experiments and will present the story of the Universe to their peers tomorrow.
We launched Hispanic Heritage month with some biography writing. Room 8 students really enjoyed these last year and the fourth grade students have been learning how to take notes from a text and structure a biography.
One of my favorite ways to get kids excited about mathematics is a week of inspirational math, where students learn about growth mindset and are offered a new, challenging math task each day. The kids loved learning about the Hailstone Sequence and patterns in math.
Finally, we created a Vision/Mission for Room 8 and will be crafting a class constitution over the next couple of weeks!
"When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."