3B Weekly Note

Dear 3B Families,

We had a week full of special guests! 

Samuel’s father, Philippe, came to share about his family’s immigration story from Colombia to Texas. Philippe also read Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation to introduce to the class on how the Hispanic community came together to end segregation of schools in California. We had great discussions about what it means to be American and the challenges immigrants and particularly, refugees, face today. 

This afternoon, Leila’s mom, Stephanie, gave a presentation on her transnational life experiences around the globe. We learned about her growing up in France, New York, Sudan, Uruguay, Spain, and Japan and got to taste foods from those cultures. Students also had the opportunity to practice Japanese calligraphy. It was quite a treat!    

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure you sign up for the spring conference which will be student-led.  http://doodle.com/poll/detnfesurxbsmhb6

You are also welcome to sign up for a conference with Rick to discuss your child’s work in art.  http://doodle.com/poll/kqwpvbwingb5wzcz


This week, ask me…

about the immigration reader’s theater
who MR and Madeline are
what I’m learning in the editing process
about the Shakespeare plays
what surface area is and how it connects with evaporation

Have a fabulous weekend!

Diane and Anna