Upper Elementary - April 1, 2016

Dear Families:

The last bin of costumes and props, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has just been put back on the shelf in the office! We all had a wonderful experience preparing for our delightful production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. We will always remember the parts we played.

We are focusing on completing our original books with our partners in the primary class, responding to literature questions for the final chapters of Freedom Crossing, and finishing up our units of study in math. Next week we begin a unit on algebra. Many of us have been making progress on our notes for our environmental projects.

This week we studied the reform movements of the 19th century. We read a play about the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York. We discussed the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. We read about leaders of reform such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Sjourner Truth and Harriet Tubman. We realize people and events in New York State have contributed to making the United States a freer and more democratic society.

Cyndy played an April fool’s joke on us. She switched our Spanish vocabulary words to Chinese! We decided to have our language lesson in Chinese today.

Have a great weekend,
Debbie & Architects