Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                         December 14, 2018

If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going; if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going. Harriet Tubman This week we continued to learn about Harriet Tubman’s life. Awed by her courageous decision as a young woman to escape all by herself, we followed her … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                         December 14, 2018

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                         December 7, 2018

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman We launched our study of Peace Maker Harriet Tubman this week.  We study the biographies of peacemakers in order to find inspiration for … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                         December 7, 2018

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                         November 30, 2018

Our arch of learning has helped us begin to understand what it might feel like to be an immigrant or a refugee.  We read a beautiful text entitled Painted Words / Spoken Memories by Aliki.  Together we explored what it might feel like to be the main character Mariantha.  We stepped inside her shoes and … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                         November 30, 2018

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                                         November 9, 2018

em·pa·thy ; noun – the ability to share someoneelse’s feelingsor experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation                      Cambridge Dictionary When we went on our fieldtrip to the Plains Conservation Center several weeks ago, we wanted students to get a sense of what Colorado might have looked like about … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                                         November 9, 2018

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                October 26, 2018

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. – Jean Piaget Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you!  We are so very grateful for the individual time we were able to spend with each … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                October 26, 2018

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                October 11, 2018

“The great spirit promised all would be well if all living things learned to live in harmony.” – Lakota Creation Story We continued to build schema around the first people living on the Great Plains here in Colorado.  We have been reading stories by Paul Goble about the people of the Great Plains including The … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                October 11, 2018

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                October 5, 2018

“Life hurts our feelings sometimes. Life does that so our hearts grow. Without some pain, our hearts would stay the same size.” Jayne Scarboro: The Truest Heart At our most recent advising time we read the book “The Truest Heart” by Jayne Scarboro. It tells a story we are all only too familiar with from … More Ana and Mary’s Newsletter                                                October 5, 2018