Hope for "bad" weather!
Fresh snow, 20 degrees, are perfect for winter ecology outings
much better than rain and mud.
And they start next week!
On Wednesday, January 18, Room 310, 5th grade will scour the woods for buckthorn to remove, and in the process learn to identify some of our other trees in winter by their bud arrangements. Want to join us? Meet at the fish tank at 9:00 a.m., bus leaves at 9:30 a.m., back at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is in the classroom.
On Friday January 20, 7th grade, Room 301 is off to Montrose Point to study lake geology and to experience the frozen waves, and swirled blends of ice, snow and sand sculpture. Volunteers welcomed. Yellow bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. and should be back by 1:15 p.m. Students will have lunch at the Yacht Club!
Monday is Doctor King Day. I was happy to be able to sing some with the 5th grade about Dr. King and the civil rights struggle. The courage! That's what gets me. The courage that King and thousands of others showed in facing dogs, water cannons, billy clubs and lynch mobs to confront injustice. My family will be finding some appropriate way to hold Dr. King's spirit close to our hearts and carry on his work on Monday.
To that end I want to share with you a newly released documentary called "Refuge". One of my and Deb's former students is the cinematographer. It is beautifully shot and powerful, and so important at this moment: to put a human face behind the refugee label. Watch here and be sure to view the statement from the Director Mathew Firpo that follows the documentary.