Live with Paul Salopek learning about his epic journey across several continents to tell stories about people and places. And, he answered out questions about how he stays healthy on his journey and why he doesn't listen to music during his walk.
We were out in the community for SVA's first Give Back Day Event. Over 400 students and staff were at locations throughout the South Valley of Albuquerque doing service to give back to our community.
Students are talking about their research questions, what they know, and what they still want to investigate.
Students in Wilderness Initiative is in full swing as Bjorn from the Fish and Wildlife Service visited for our November session.
we worked with the “Think-Puzzle-Explore” thinking protocol today. I love hearing kids’ ideas about how the world works. At the age of 13/14, they are wise, insightful, and curious. And nothing delights me more than learning along with the kids like today when we were exploring the topic of green roofs. We learned a lot, including that, for some reason, I have a hard time saying the word “roof.” So, I now refer to roofs as building lids. Laughing with these fabulous 8th graders.....sigh. You know. It’s everything good wrapped up and tied with an extravagant, intricate, extraordinary bow.
Today in Humanities included letters and cookies. My kiddos were thrilled to receive the first letters from their Peace Pals from Kenya. They excitedly read through their letters and shared with each other. I heard several kids say how they were perfectly matched based on their interests. Sigh. It was a good day. It’s our fourth year working with @global1to1 to connect our 8th graders to students in Nigeria and Kenya. I love this program and I am profoundly grateful for the vision and commitment to international peace and mutual understanding that is the hallmark to this incredible, Albuquerque-based program in addition to a donor within our school community who funds our students’ yearly participation.
Reading Intervention Class
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:20pm (Teacher is sitting at her computer, playing a video for her students that is being projected on the screen. Students watch video of polar bear with undivided attention.) TEACHER
This was the first polar bear I ever saw in the wild in Svalbard.
You made this video?
I did. Seeing this bear was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
STUDENT (Shaking his head)
I want to go to the Arctic.
I hope you get to go someday.
I better become a teacher then.
Thank you @natgeoeducation and @lindbladexp for the opportunities as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow that allow me to make the Arctic come alive for my students.
My Humanities classes are participating in Out of Eden Learn’s new Planetary Health Learning Journey. Today we were thinking about connections between environmental changes and health impacts. It’s always exciting to hear young people talking about real world issues. @outofedenlearn
Assessing student writing today. Assignment = students write an alternate ending to Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day."
I was inspired to write this comment on a student's work.....