Check it out: High School to Tik Tok
Today we heard from our Reporter of the Week. Many of you know of social media apps, such as Facebook and Instagram, but a newer craze, Tik Tok, has the younger generation addicted to 15 second lip syncing/dancing videos. Tik Tok is a fun way to interact with your friends, share funny videos, or even be discovered for hidden talents. However, there's a darker side to Tik Tok and the social media craze. Teens are now addicted to their phones, checking them obsessively. People partake in inappropriate behavior and interactions online that would not typically occur in person. And our attentions spans seem to be getting shorter and shorter. It's an interesting time to be growing up and interacting with the internet!
Today we celebrated veterans. We took some time to learn about the history of Veteran's Day in America. We learned about the different branches of the military and the wars that have been fought since WWI. We also took time to dig into some interesting articles about veterans who celebrate their commitment to our country in different ways. Check them out below!
Children's Book Shows Life for a Veteran who has Returned Home
Veterans Day is Celebrated in the U.S. on November 11, and Here's Why
Veteran to Parachute Over Normandy Once Again, 75 Years After D-Day
We're studying the five regions of Colorado as our introduction into Colorado history and Native American history. Our projects our coming along nicely. We had the option to do Google slideshows, green screen videos, poster board maps, or salt dough maps. Check out the creativity and collaborative partner work!
Mrs. Hensley came to see our Gratitude Project in action and shared this amazing video with us. Check out these busy city dwellers taking time to recognize the people in their lives who have helped them on the road to their success. Taking time to say thanks feels good!