Block 2 scholars who were in the Ida B literature circle group put together a Prezi for Friday assembly to help people understand the importance of nature. Here's a sneak peek for all those who are curious: Nature Prezi
The time has finally come...the Class of 2021 is officially launching our public radio station and the Hive Society will be spearheading the StoryCorps initiative (one of our very favorite podcasts). Soon, we'll have a library of stories of our own....but until then, here are a few notable examples from the StoryCorps archives.
Father & Son
College with a Baby
A Mom Deploys
Saying Goodbye to a Son
Divorce Perspective from a Child
*Psssst...if anyone wants to donate an airstream then we would be eternally grateful.
Ms. Smith must be crazy because she thinks the title of this post makes sense. What does Dr. Seuss have to do with sea turtles? Apparently we're about to find out...
We'll be reading the childhood classic, the Lorax, and watching a fascinating TEDed on the survival of sea turtles to determine similar themes. Wish us luck.
We're going to digitally connect both texts using this fancy-pants venn diagram.
The Hive Alumni from the class of 2020 made Ms. Smith promise to do one.single.thing in the upcoming year...redo the experience of connecting poetry to photography. Their wish is Ms. Smith's command.
Connecting Poetry & Photography
This week, scholars in the Hive have been exploring the depths of poetry with our minds and our emotions. We have analyzed single words and thought about overarching themes. We have compared poetry to current events and dissected stanzas only to build them back up again. We have spent many moments pondering creative language and have imitated great poets like William Carlos Williams...but we still want more. Today we're taking a look at haikus, and then adding some to our growing poetic portfolios. Here's an awesome TEDed that we thought would be perfect inspiration for our quest to conquer creative language:
The long-distance running group has been forced to cancel practice not once, not twice, but THREE times because of the arctic chill. Our bodies were tired of the weather dictating our health habits, so we took matters into our own hands. The answer: YOGA! Some of us were a little skeptical at first, but Ms. Smith was right--it's super hard and an awesome workout. Here's our YouTube workout that was juuuuuust what we needed. We're thinking we'll make this a monthly thing because we loved it so much.
the Hive Society
We are the class of 2024 at Cunningham Elementary, and we. are. super. scholars.