Alpha Journal January 13-15

This week in Alpha…

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 Civil Rights Week is a long standing tradition at AHB.  The Alpha class started it off learning a poem by Langston Hughes.

Alphas completely empathized with the idea of exploding when you can’t get something you really want…

We read a lot of stories about the Civil Rights movement and shared our thoughts about fairness.

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Alphas thought a lot about what things everyone has a right to, like clean air, water and food.  They learned through experiments with water that trash  can sink or float when it falls into the water is but either way, currents carry it into huge gyres, some larger than the state of Texas!

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We talked about the real super heroes of the Civil Rights movement like Dr. King and Rosa Parks. They were people who saw something wrong and stood up against it.  The special power they had was courage.  We talked about Boyan Slat, who at 16 started to dream of a way to rid the ocean of plastic and how a few years later his plan was put into action!  Alphas thought of things they could do to make this world more safe and fair for every human on Earth.

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We can be HEROES...

We can be HEROES…

Our week ended with the start of a new tradition: Peace Through Pie

Alpha’s serve…

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Then, we shared our reflections of Civil Rights Week…

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Deltas learned about discrimination in the field of science…

While Betas participated in an exclusion experiment…

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Did someone say “PIE?!”

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Practice makes perfect…

Alphas work hard learning to de-code words…reading to each other…and studying place value…

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Dates to remember…

  • 1.19.15: MLK Day (no school)
  • 1.22.15: Shipe Park Day
  • 1.29.15: Spring Parent Night (6:30)

That about wraps up another whirlwind or maybe we should say “whirlpool” of a week!  Thank you all for your contributions to our Peace through Pie celebration- We couldn’t do it without you!!

 

 

Filed January 16th, 2015.