Dear 3A Parents,
Thanks to those of you who signed up for conferences on the Doodle links that were sent out last week. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do -- and check last week’s Friday note to find out which teacher your conference should be with.
It is exciting to be getting more and more into the meat of our theme of Building a More Fair USA! We hope you heard about last week’s role play that helped us learn about redlining. This week we brainstormed a long list of strategies people have used to bring about positive change. One of those strategies is taking a case to court. We read I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, a captivating book about the Supreme Court Justice who became a lawyer at a time when few women did because she wanted to fight for what she thought was right. We also read The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage. Today we read Separate but Not Equal, a story about the fight for school desegregation in 1940s California. Ask your child to tell you about these stories!
You can also ask about:
- our new read-aloud, The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez;
- strategies we’re learning to solve division word problems;
- water vapor -- What is it and how did we investigate evaporation this week?
- Lucid Press, the publishing program we’re using to create our nonfiction books;
- the geography activities we did to learn the continents and oceans;
- Family Circles today.
Have a great weekend!
Miriam and Josh