Happy Friday

We had a wonderful Friday today!  We finished up learning about Jackie Robinson – ask your student what they learned about this leader!  This week we read about him, talked about him, read a play about his life, illustrated parts of his life, and watched a video about him and what he did for people.

We started cursive!  Students are coming home with a packet – this is for reference and optional extra practice.  If students want to practice writing in cursive at home, it’s a guide for them to make sure they are practicing correctly!  They are EXCITED.

This afternoon we got to watch part of Irondale’s musical Free to Be You and Me.  The high school students were so great, and we all really enjoyed the performance.  I will be playing some of the songs next week during our class because the songs have so many important lessons – here is the poem that ended the show today….

Someone else can tell you how to multiply by three.

And someone else can tell you how to spell Schenectady.

And someone else can tell you how to ride a two-wheeled bike

But no one else, no, no one else

Can tell you what to like.

 

An engineer can tell you how

To run a railroad train.

A map can tell you where to find

The capital of Spain.

A book can tell you all the names

Of every star above.

 

But no one else. no. no one else

Can tell you who to love!

 

Your aunt Louise can tell you how

To plant a pumpkin seed.

Your cousin Frank can tell you how

To catch a centipede.

Your Mom and Dad can tell you how

To brush between each meal.

 

But no one else, no, no one else

Can tell you how to feel!

For how you feel is how you feel!

 

And all the whole world through ,

No one else, no. no one else

Knows that as well as you!