Weekly Review Friday, September 16th
Shirley’s 6th grade humanities had lots of fun during the first full week of school. We began writing scary stories for the Poughkeepsie Journal contest and we hope we have a winner. Last year we had a runner up prize winner. In class, 6th graders started writing our first blog post about ourselves. It is called Myself and will be posted soon. Editing was an important part of getting our posts ready for our blog and we spent a lot of time editing with partners.
On Monday we began reading the book, The Boy who Harnessed the Wind, which is a biography about William Kamkwamba, written by Bryan Mealer. Before we read the book we watched the TED talk with William talking about his accomplishments.
TED talk video about William Kamkwamba.
The entire middle school went to Ramapo on Tuesday. Ramapo is in Rhinebeck, NY and is a place where kids can challenge themselves and face their fears as well as being safe. This camp has lots of climbing facilities and we used the low ropes and high ropes. At Ramapo we learned how to build trust as a group and have fun at the same time.