I hope everyone had a good weekend! It’s been great to have the sun out past 6:00 p.m. each day! Spring is definitely on its way.
This Week in Class
This week, we continue our study of The Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa. Students will create a group griot performance about Sundjata, The Lion King, and continue to read and analyze Beverly Naidoo’s award-winning novel, The Other Side of Truth. To tie in with their study of Africa and The Other Side of Truth, students will explore and analyze ten different African proverbs and enjoy a few video tutorials on West African dancing and drumming from the Kennedy Center’s Rujeko Dumbutshena and Farai Malianga.
Progress Reports: Calculated This Tuesday, March 3rd
It’s hard to believe, but it’s time for midterms! Midterm grades will be submitted this Tuesday, March 3rd. Please be sure to check Synergy to see how your child is doing in all of his/her classes:
Camp Beaumont Unauction: Saturday, March 7th
Registration is now open for Camp Beaumont! This adult-only fundraiser is happening on Saturday, March 7th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Irvington Tennis Club. To register, go to All Hands Raised: http://allhandsraised.org. If you’d like to procure items for the raffle, or volunteer for the event, send an e-mail to: email@example.com. I plan on attending the event, and hope to see you there.
Spring Break 2016: Paris and the French Riviera
If you’re looking for global travel opportunities for your child, look no further! I’ll be taking a group of students to explore Paris and the French Riviera during Spring Break 2016. Check here for more information about the trip: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1681167KE
Video of the Week: 10 African Proverbs
As I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did, here’s a video about ten inspiring African proverbs I’ll share with students this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlOCFrcgf0o