7th and 8th graders spent this week continuing their work in their book clubs exploring how examples of injustice can be illustrated in literature. During our integrated arts time, they learned about how museums and galleries are curated and then practiced those skills by thematically organizing household items. They will revisit this process later in the year as they curate a gallery of their own artwork centered around our injustice theme. We also started preparing for the Global Read Aloud (starting the first week of October) by making introduction FlipGrid videos to share with our partner classroom in Maine. They shared their videos with us as well, and we will get to know them better as we get closer to starting the GRA.
Aside from our workshop time practicing Geography, grammar, and discussion skills, 5th and 6th graders also continued exploring the elements of communities this week. It was a short week in 5/6 Humanities due to a half day on Thursday and no school on Friday for student-led conferences, but we still accomplished a lot! On Tuesday, we watched the film Coco and took time to analyze the family, social, professional, and local communities of the film's main character, Miguel. On Wednesday, we took some time to compare Miguel's communities to our own, and we will be exploring more about communities and our membership in them next week.
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