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Popcorn Words

Please read these weekly Popcorn Words with your K-Kid each night!

*I *it *run *help *away
*a *in *jump *down
*is *we *one
*am *big *two
*to *for *make
*the *this *get
*go *red *play
*me *like *find
*see *my *funny
*and *come *look
*can *up *blue
*you *not *yellow
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We Stand Against Racism!

I'm sure you are all so proud of your little activists! On Friday we stood with Evanston residents to show that we Stand Against Racism, and it was beautiful! The kids were SO into it, shouting "Stop Racism! We Stand For Love!" They put so much thought and effort into their signs, and I was tearing up watching them stand together, and announce to people what their signs stood for. You are all raising outstanding humans!
This was the last week of our Flat Stanley unit. I'm going to miss our flat friend! He traveled to so many countries, saw so many sights, and had incredible adventures. I hope the kids remember him for years to come!
Thank you so much to all the parents who joined us recently!
Erin's mom came in to talk about Jewish culture, and share some traditions with the kids. We learned where in the world Erin's family originated from, and how they traveled to America. We got to taste matzo, and some challah that Erin and her mom baked!
Killian's mom talked to us about a few aspects of Chinese culture. Killian taught us how to count to 10 in Cantonese, and we read a story about dim sum. Then we got to sample some homemade dumplings and scallion pancakes! The kids loved it, especially the little fruit jello/jelly cups Killian gave them to try as well!
Emily's mom joined us to tell us about Georgia. We saw photos of Stone Mountain, and watched a little video of an amazing laser show they have on the mountain. We saw photos of baby Emily at the Coca Cola factory, which everyone loved! We got to sample delicious peach cobbler, and Emily sweetly gave everyone their own mini peach pie to take home!
Xavier's mom and aunt came in to talk about Jamaica! The kids are really into islands, so they really appreciated talking about that. Xavier's aunt recently spent time in Ethiopia, so she showed us photos of her experiences there. Our students asked a lot of thoughtful questions, and were very interested in the cultural differences! Xavier passed out his favorite snack to everyone to take home- plantain chips! I think we have a lot of plantain fans in our room now!
Alex's mom gave us a great preview for our upcoming farm unit. She came in and talked about life growing up on a farm, and the kids were mesmerized! It's a much different life than the one our city kids live! We got to see photos of Alex's mom's farm animals, and ribbons from the state fair. It was really cool!!
Henry H's mom joined us to talk about Sweden. We learned a lot of interesting facts, including that the store with the "fancy furniture" Ikea is a Swedish store! (Love that Ikea is considered fancy!) We sampled ligonberry jam and ginger cookies. The kids loved it!
Next week we will be working hard on some special top secret projects! ;) Then we will begin our fun farm unit!

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