On the white board:

“This then is the first duty of an educator: to stir up life but leave it free to develop.” ~Maria Montessori

AM:

Poster Factory (Literacy/Writing/Reading/Expression)

Olympics (History/Story Telling/Question and Answer)

Today Jake shared a bit of his family history about his great uncle who was an Olympic swimmer but who boycotted the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Writing Cursive with “Quill Pencils”

Colonists and Independents Book (Literacy/Recall/History/Facts)

Timeline (Literacy/History/Facts/Time)

Cursive Writing (Literacy/Hand Writing/Reading)

Snack/Lunch (Community/Negotiation/Health)

PM:

German Flag Making (Black/Red/Gold (History/Art/Ideas/Definitions/Literacy)

Guesses for Gold:
Starlight
Gold
Sun
Solstice
Riches
God
Money
Generosity
Liberty
City
Land
Money
Love
The sun will be light everyday
Nature
Art

Gold represents Generosity
“To give something.” Holden
“To give money.” Jake
“To be nice.” Izzy
“To give and not need anything back.” Maya
“To be rich.” Carter
“Being nice to people.” Coho
“Helpful.” Ellis
“Being polite.” Hannah
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Guesses for Red
Sun
Lava
Fire
Blood
Love
Flames
Anger
Celebrate Flames
Bloodshed
Heat
Flowers
Heart
Jesus
God
Peace
Wholeheartedness

Red represents Bravery
“To go in a deadly path.” Holden
“To do it even though you don’t want to.”Jake
“To do something super deadly.” Tim
“Giving your life for something.”
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Guesses for Black
War
Ships
Life
Darkness
Night
Bravery
Pretty

Black Represents Determination
“You really wanna do something.” Hannah
“Steady on.” Holden
“Really wanting to do it.” Holden
“Focused.” Izzy
“Thinking you can do it.” Nora
“Thinking it through.” Izzy

Rocks, Crystals and Minerals (Geology/Story Telling/Sharing)

American History Biography Book (Literacy/History)

K’nex (Engineering/Science/Negotiation/Community)

Cats (Imaginary play/Community/Negotiation)

Workshop (um, that’s not even a bayonet turned into a double sword – don’t worry, it’s revolutionary history people) (History/Engineering/Ingenuity/Resourcefulness/Persistence/Rebellion/Full-Throttle Happiness)

Jobs (we also changed our jobs around today and here is a great article on the importance of chores!)

Thursday is week three of swimming (please send bus fair, we are busing back this week and next)

Over and Out!

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