Welcome back from spring break! From what the students have told me, it sounds like many of you had some amazing adventures. Can you believe there are only nine weeks left in the school year?! It will be summer vacation before we know it. In the meantime, we have some exciting learning ahead.
First, some bad news: I am so sorry to have to announce that my classes are the only sixth grade students who will not attend the field trip to the Legion of Honor. We did not have enough parents step forward to chaperone the trip this year. Thanks to those of you who did volunteer; I wanted to let you know about the cancellation as early as possible to free up your day, since I know you have many other responsibilities to attend to.
This week, we will begin reading Greek mythology! We will be focusing on what a civilization's stories reveal about its values and daily life. Parents, please make sure that before you sign the reading log each week your student has completed the required information. For fourth quarter, if any information is missing, the student forfeits the reading minutes on that log.
In history this week, we wrap up and present the projects about our chosen civilization's spiritual/philosophical beliefs. These projects should answer the following essential question: How did the people of your civilization explain natural phenomena, and what did they believe about life, death, and the afterlife? I am thrilled that so many students were able to use the spring break to extend their research beyond the school campus! It's not too late to consider a family visit to Oakland or San Francisco Chinatown, or a trip to the Rosecrutian Egyptian Museum in San Jose. The Asian Art museum in San Francisco is a wealth of information and a great family day out. Consider visiting a temple or a meditation class. Please help your student take advantage of all that our greater community has to offer!
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!