Open Mic at the Cotton Club
Mrs. Nagy's English class ended their unit on the Harlem Renaissance where they studied the history, writing, art, and music of the time period by having an open mic poetry event. The other English classes were invited and were able to sit and relax in a calm candlelit environment, eat, and enjoy their peers' read poems written by poets of the Harlem Renaissance era. They were also able to walk around and see their peers' paintings and oil pastel artwork they created. The second half of the event, all students and staff were able to write their own poems and come up to the mic and read them. Mrs. Nagy's English students worked really hard throughout the whole unit and preparing for this culminating activity!
We were so proud to send off the basketball players to their State Championship weekend! Both teams won and are now state champs! We are so proud of our T-Bolts!
Celebrating Autism Awareness!
The month of April focuses on Autism Awareness. Since, we were on Spring Break for World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd), we celebrated on April 3rd. Many students and teachers showed their Autism pride by wearing blue or an Autism T-Shirt. We celebrate our learners with Autism and all of our diverse learners!
Our Brain is powerful!
Mrs. Kellermann and Mrs. Granato-Wagner, along with Ms. Gortowski did a hands on lesson to teach their third hour Future Focus/IA 1 class more about the brain. Students had to use skewers to pick out pieces of paper deep within the jello molded brain. Then, they categorized what part of the brain that behavior was from. Students enthusiastically participated in this activity and are beginning to understand how powerful their brain is!
Art in English!
Mrs. Lavery and Mrs. Granato-Wagner's English class has been reading a novel, Survivors Blizzard: Colorado, 1886 by Kathleen Duey and Karen Bale. The book has 2 main characters who are teenagers. One character, Hadyn made a poor choice to leave his cousin's house and finds himself lost in a forest during a blizzard. His cousin, Maggie, tries to find him. Hadyn sees a mountain lion in the forest and is frightened. Our art project used small squares of colored tissue paper to represent the background and an outlined picture of a mountain lion.