Happy Banned Books week! The 7-8s started the week with a celebration of intellectual freedom and a discussion about censorship. They also continued their work on their Michigan Student Caucus posts. They have been both crafting their own posts and replying to the posts of others (students from our class and students from other schools in Michigan). The next step is to create a media artifact (podcast, poster, infographic, etc.) to teach others about a particular problem of concern to them (and other young people in Michigan). To support their understanding of how government works, we’ve been reading about different types of governments (throughout the world and throughout history) and, in our country, how state governments function.
We've also been thinking about how new people (and, more broadly, groups of people) become part of the United States. We read and analyzed a poem related to this subject: “Amendment” by Christina Davis and visited a poignant exhibit of photos and narratives by refugees who have resettled in Ann Arbor. We're looking forward to returning to this theme throughout the year.
The joy of fall that feels like summer
A very professorial J.M.
Grateful to live in a city that celebrates the stories of others
Rope making demonstration (W.S. made a model of the tools we used at Tillers) during morning meeting
More morning meeting
Even more morning meeting
Another group sharing their experiences at Tillers with the rest of the SK community