This past week the children in Primary A, B, C, and D have been reading and talking about Martin Luther King, Jr. We also kicked off our annual classroom Martin Luther King service activity, a Read-athon to benefit Reach Out and Read of Greater Philadelphia, an organization that partners with doctors to prescribe books to children and encourage families to read together.
In 7th grade cultural studies, we have begun our Seeds of Change unit. What exactly is a seed of change? It is an object that was "launched" during the Columbian Exchange and proceeded to alter the course of history. We are focusing on five such items: corn, horse, disease, potato, and sugar.