We began our work on the musical with students from HMS School this week. The musical is called “The Same Sky,” and students started learning some songs and the plot on Thursday. On Monday afternoons, Andrea (who wrote the musical and is directing it) and Mary (who figures out our movement with HMS students) will be with us to practice. We’ll continue to go to HMS on Thursday mornings. The daytime performance of the musical for TPS students will be on Monday, March 20. at 10:30 a.m. The evening performance for families will be on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m. (There will also be a dress rehearsal for HMS students prior to the 20th, but that hasn’t been scheduled yet.) Ask your child about working with his/her partner, as well as what the musical is about.
Our Junior Unit Lunar New Year Open House is at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2. There will be a musical performance in the Garage followed by a chance to see some classroom work. We will need to leave at 10:30 a.m. to go to HMS, so that is when the Open House will end. We look forward to seeing you then!
There is a pretzel sale on Monday. Pretzels are $1.00, and mustard is 25 cents.
Our past two Bodies Curriculum lessons have focused on male and female reproductive anatomy, including the journey of egg and sperm through one's own body and the way a baby develops from both cells. Understandably, this has raised questions for many students around how sperm and egg meet. Because we are not covering sexual intercourse in this curriculum, we have told students that these are great questions that they can discuss more with their families. Your child may be coming home this week eager to discuss these questions with you.
We watched and discussed a video (from author John Green) this week about human history and how it doesn’t necessarily move in a straight line (as well as how what we think of as history is barely any time relative to how long humans have been on earth). It’s an interesting thought. Here’s a link:
Have a good weekend!
Laura and David