This week in humanities class we prepared to write Research Paper 3: Black History Month and discussed the selected readings from our Latin textbook, Ecce Romani. Students researched and presented their findings about their civilization’s economies, and next week we’ll be discussing labor and social classes. In science class, students continued their study of different body systems (this week they focused on the cardiovascular system), and in health class, Brian and the kids discussed boundaries and romantic feelings.
Today Alethea is out so we did not have Mathtivity. Instead, we used the time to do some much needed processing and teambuilding. Hattie and all the kids who have transferred mid-year met to discuss and process some of the reasons why they transferred schools and what it’s like to join a new community. Becca and the kids who have been here all year discussed what it was like to lose three classmates in the fall and then gain three in the winter, how they feel about the fact that so many kids will be graduating, what the graduates are nervous and excited about for next year, and how they feel about the fact that we may be getting one or two more new students after February break! What a year! All the kids and Hattie are then enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather with an outdoor skills workshop activity from This Book is Anti-Racist down by the water, and now the kids are building bat boxes with one of our student’s dad.