Today we shared our ecosystems. It was a really cool celebration of this amazing place we call home. The diversity of plants, bugs, and soil types we have hanging out on the windowsill is pretty impressive. We're especially excited to see how ecosystems from different parts of the same area (like Slate River) compare over time. We'll be observing until October break.
We've been talking a lot about belonging as we create our fourth grade classroom community. We have the unique privilege of spending the year together and we want to make it THE BEST for each and every individual in the classroom. Check out this awesome, award winning video based on the book The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan.
Belonging doesn't necessarily mean actively including or excluding someone. Creating a sense of belonging means noticing everything. We're noticing when someone looks a little lost, we're making connections, talking with our peers, and going out of the way to make everyone belong.