Part of last week and the weekend, Ms. Smith was FREEZING in Minneapolis at a big education conference. She also won an award for being a cool writing teacher and it's named after a mentor of hers--Donald Graves! After Ms. Detra announced her as the winner (bring us donuts!!!) she gave a speech about all of the social justice things she believes in that make the Hive Society the Hive Society. She even wore a dress and did her hair. Go Ms. Smith!
Today, as we continue to grow our expertise on our bodies and brains, Hive scholars will have the chance to share new knowledge with reading buddies! We're going to show them how we've been rewiring our brains, read fascinating articles about how healthy eating, exercise, and even video games help our brains, and analyze infographics. We're also going to take them on a limbic system tour so that they can better understand where all of their emotions and memories come from!
In our second installment of Body vs Brain, we'll be focusing on a very important part of our brain...the limbic system! This system in our brain deals with EMOTIONS, senses, and memory. We're going to take our knowledge and e x p a n d it by mapping our very own giant brain to help us walk through the complex processing that occurs in the limbic system.
The Hive Society is proud to announce something brand new. Something that could change the way we interact with cutting edge knowledge and each other in our space. Something that will offer a fresh look at endless amounts of information about our brains and bodies [drumroll please]...
BODY vs BRAIN
Our first installment of this workshop begins TODAY and spans the course the entire week (and then some). First stop: the science of emotions. In a special look at Body vs. Brain, Hive scholars will dig deeper into the realm of social emotional learning through TEDtalks, infographics, podcasts, interactive designs, and engaging forums. [applause may now get progressively louder]
The Hive Society has been learning all about expository texts, and we're not finished yet! Today we are going to explore the various structures and patterns that writers use to organize informational texts. We are going to challenge ourselves to identify which pattern the author used and then use that information to complete graphic organizers for each pattern. When we're done, we'll be experts at recognizing the patterns within expository texts.
the Hive Society
We are the class of 2024 at Cunningham Elementary, and we. are. super. scholars.