The Franklin Academy
All School Franklin Academy Update for June 8 - June 12
Congratulations to our 2020 8th Grade Graduates!
Intentional Learning Continues!
2nd Grade STEM Projects
Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Learn the Names of Their Favorite Foods in Spanish!
Sra. Smith, one of our Spanish Specialists, taught Kindergarten, First and Second Grade the names of their favorite foods. Below is the video she made for 2nd grade.
She had her students practice pronouncing the words with her in the video. Then she had each student create a drawing of their favorite foods, or meals. They practiced writing some Spanish food words.
Here are some samples of their work!
Great Job Students!
Welcome to "Deep Thoughts with Chaplain Aaron!"
Hello students, parents, and staff of Franklin Academy!
This is our final week of school. Wow! Thank you so much for welcoming me this year as your chaplain. It has been a very life giving experience. Thank you for your hospitality to me and one another. Thank you for the way you listened to dialog together. I look forward to seeing most of you this fall, after our summer break. Congrats to our graduating 8th graders! Well done.
This is the last "Deep Thoughts with Chaplain Aaron" of this school year. So as we prepare to dive into summer, our topic is "Love for Others." Our discussion question of the week is, "What are 10 ways we can help those around us?" And, our SUMMER service challenge is to commit to do 1 or 2 things every week to help someone.
Have a great summer!
School is Out - What's Next?
Summer Learning for Fun
The school year is winding down. Once you put down the textbooks, you may want to continue a
learning routine. Even if your schedule is more flexible, it gives some structure to the day helping you keep your sanity. Together, with your children, brainstorm and make clear expectations of what they will do throughout the day. Try setting up weekly challenges so they have small, achievable goals that reset frequently. Maybe you will continue to work on subjects where your child still needs mastery or areas of weakness that could be further strengthened.
Here’s an idea for a fun, summer, family project. A little creativity can help you teach your children about world cultures in a way that will enrich their awareness of other people’s traditions and ways of life.
Choose one country to study from each of the 7 continents. You might want to start with a country your family ancestors immigrated from.
Some ideas to explore:
Print a world map and put pushpins in the countries you study.
How would I travel from my home to that country?
Learn words from the official language.
Make crafts from that country. Examples: Spain – maracas, Japan – origami, Shodo
Taste authentic food you could cook together. Examples: Ramen noodles – Asia, Tamales -
Mexico, Fish ‘n Chips – UK.
Watch a traditional sporting event.
Learn how to play a game from that country.
Find a pen pal in that country.
How does their clothing differ? Make a costume.
Make their flag.
Watch a travel documentary.
How do they make a living?
Imports and exports.
Learn about the country’s animals.
What money do they use and what is the exchange rate to our dollar?
Entertainment and Fun Activities
American restaurants there? McDonalds, Starbucks?
Music and musical instruments.
Type of government.
The continent of Antarctica would be a unique study with only colonies of penguins. Eat ice
cream and watch “Happy Feet.”
Language video tutorials online
National Geographic’s “Find People and Places”
Time for Kids “Around the World”
Scholastic’s Global Trek
The World Almanac for Kids
Middle School and High School Resources:
The CIA World Fact Book
The BBC’s Country Profiles
The U.S. Department of State
The Library of Congress “Portals to the World”
The World Health Organization
Reading Tutor & Consultant
A Sample of Fun Learning Videos!
If you shop at Amazon.com, this is a great opportunity to raise money for Franklin Academy. Sign up at Amazon Smile and 0.5% of your purchase price will go towards the FA Annual Fund. Here’s how:
- Go to Amazon Smile
- In the “pick your own charitable organization” box type in Franklin Preschool
- Click on the Bellingham Franklin Academy (may still be listed under St. Paul’s Episcopal School through the summer)
- Very Important! Please make sure whenever you shop on Amazon you go to the Amazon Smile webpage. If you shop on Amazon.com we won’t receive the donation.
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