We started our day discussing how we can give and care for each other. I read the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein as a way to show how we can give to each other to help each other out. This week we have all put an emphasis on making sure we are showing respect and kindness for all as a way to include everyone.
The students continued to learn about Celia Cruz during our reading time. The students read how Celia decided to escape Cube during the revolution and ended up in New York City. We have all be interested in the similarities and differences between Celia's heritage and our heritage.
We started our math rotations as a way for me to address the specific needs of every student. The students will have instruction time with me, time to master previously taught skills, and extend their math skills through math menus and math projects. The students all did a great job today with staying on task and diving into their math understandings.
Our word of the day today was explicit. The students discussed the importance of being explicit in school and in our lives.