Women on the Money

We’ve talked a little about equality for women.  In a step towards equality, Women On 20s is a grass roots campaign to put a woman on the face of the $20 bill by 2020, in time for 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage (right to vote). (Source)  Changing the face on a paper bill doesn’t take an act of congress, just a presidential directive. “Our Paper currency is … Continue reading Women on the Money

African American Biographies

Click the name of a person to read a short blurb about them. Then pick 6 people you would like to learn more about by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. Next week, you will find out who you will study. One entry/group Artists/Musicians/Singers/Actors Count Basie Tyree Guyton * Dizzy Gillespie Horace Pippin * Josephine Baker Chuck Berry Louis Armstrong * Jacob Lawrence … Continue reading African American Biographies

Land and Water Background Research

Oso Landslide Timeline of the Area http://projects.seattletimes.com/2014/building-toward-disaster/ Science Features – Landslide in Washington State – USGS http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/landslide-in-washington-state/ http://gallery.usgs.gov/sets/2014_Washington_State_Landslide Before and After Picture of Area http://seattletimes.com/flatpages/local/interactivebeforeandafterthehighway530mudslide.html   Elwha River Elwha River Restoration http://www.nps.gov/olym/naturescience/elwha-ecosystem-restoration.htm Seattle Times Special Report http://seattletimes.com/flatpages/specialreports/elwha/ Continue reading Land and Water Background Research

Choosing a Just Right Book

To help students determine if a book is just right for them, we talk about choosing a “just right” book.  We discuss reading the summary of the book, thinking about whether it would be a book that you would like (and is appropriate) and using the 5 finger rule to figure out if the book might be too hard or too easy for you.  The process on this poster encourages students … Continue reading Choosing a Just Right Book

Library Charter

In all grade levels, we started out the year developing a library charter by discussing how we want to feel when we come to the library.  Charters are one of the anchors of emotional intelligence that are implemented in the  the first phase of  RULER.  The words the students said in response to  the questions, “How do you want to feel when you come to … Continue reading Library Charter