On this rainy Saturday, I am reading The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. So far, this engaging handbook written especially for girls between the ages of 8-12, has impressed me with a style and format that helps guide young women to “take risks, mess up, and become your amazingly imperfect totally powerful self.”
With health education behind us, we are moving toward a variety of end-of-the-year activities. First of all, there are two more weeks left for your child to complete the self-directed learning without walls projects. Each week, your child has been reflecting on their week’s experiences and making plans for the following week. I shared their Google doc with you weeks ago so that you can follow their progress and process. Students will present their understandings to the class the week of May 7th. I will send out a schedule as students sign up for presentation dates and times so that you can attend if you are available. All students will take part in the LWW Museum and demonstrate their learnings to the wider Horizons community on Tuesday, May 15 at 8:45 am in the cafeteria.
Next week, we will begin transition activities using components of the Passageworks curriculum. Fifth grade parents have already received an e-mail about the culminating ceremony on Monday, May 21 at 4:30-6:30pm. Sixth graders will not have such a ceremony, but will mark their own transition through a series of activities and then visit seventh and eighth grade classrooms on Friday, May 11.
Important End-of-the-Year Events
4/23 Passageworks Begins
5/7 LWW presentations in Homeroom
5/11 Transition Day
5/15 LWW Museum @ 8:45am
5/15 Community Table (Group 2) @ 4:15pm-5:15pm, 5:15pm-6:15pm
5/21 Fifth Grade Transition Ceremony @ 4:30pm
5/22 Mini Marathon
5/23 Fun Day
5/24 Last Day of School, 12:45pm dismissal