This week we had the unique opportunity to see the last two living Northern White Rhinos in the world. Watch the video above and while you’re watching, I want you to reflect on your life and the world around you. These are not the only creatures on the verge of extinction. This is a scary trend and we’re losing animals faster than science can save them. We, as humans, need to be better to the earth; for the animals, for the planet, for our children’s children. For your blog post this week, I’d like you to make an action plan. What are 2 things that you can and promise to do to help create a better and healthier environment!
I am so amazed at what an incredible first few days we have had together! While the building looks the same as it always had, school itself is very different and I want to commend each and everyone of you for your incredible transition to our new reality. I have missed being in the classroom, missed being with a class teaching and while there are new regulations in place that are forcing creativity upon us all, I am grateful for the challenge. For your first blog post this year, I challenge you to find a lyric or song that allows you to describe how you felt your first week learning in school went. This can be funny, serious, happy, sad; anything you want but no cursing. For your post you are to post the lyric, the song title, the artist, and a paragraph describing why this quote connects to your first week at school.
As an example:
I have chosen The Grateful Dead, Scarlet Begonias and they lyric is "Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right." For me this quote describes our current situation at school as I believe I've been able to find new ways to be creative with lesson planning, finding ways to engage you, as students, and to do all of this it's taken a new perspective. If I look at this situation as a way to push myself further, become a better, more engaging teacher, then this becomes a positive place to find ourselves and so, I think this quote is very fitting for our current learning style.
Mr. Steltman's Class
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