This week, students began working with our new Dash robots. Each class split up into teams, and got to meet their robots that were named after the letters in the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc…).
Students are working on programming the robot to move around, look around, and even tell jokes! Stay tuned for more information on what students are doing with their robots.
Award winning author, Doreen Rappaport, visited with fifth graders to discuss “42 Is Not Just a Number.” Ms. Rappaport wrote this book about Jackie Robinson to help youngsters understand how Robinson was a trailblazer for the Civil Rights Movement, and how his story has created ripples of hope for minority groups around the world.
In order to support our troops in honor of Veteran’s Day, students in our school are writing cards to troops that are currently deployed in the army. It is our hope that these cards bring love and support to those that need it the most. We would also like to thank all of the current and former veterans that served our country to protect our freedoms!
Our music room has just received a brand new piano from Sing for Hope. This organizations has artists decorate pianos that are placed in public spaces for all to play. At the end of the residency, the pianos are then gifted to schools. If you are in the building, come by our music room and check it out!
This year, our school has once again partnered with Behind the Book (BTB), an organization that works with students on writing their own professionally bound books by having authors and artists visit the students to provide guidance and support during the book writing process. Myra Hernandez from BTB brought author Sara Fabiny to Mrs. Ramirez’s 3rd grade class to read a chapter from her book. She then took time to explain the writing process, how to do authentic research, and started the process of having students write their findings while being mindful to avoid plagiarizing. Writing coaches came and helped students research using books and resources.