What's New at 610 Henry?
A message from you BNS/BCS Unity Committee
Message from the Unity Committee
It's been a few months since we sent out a newsletter so we have so many exciting updates for you all this month. Take a look and see what we've been up to pre-K-12!
-The Unity Committee
Taking a United Stand on State Tests and Teacher Evaluation
Cross Age Literacy Program Update
BCS 6th Graders Visit the China Museum
3rd grade helps the 12th grade with their Learning Expedition
12th graders have been studying the essential question: How do stories help us survive a trauma? As a part of exploration, the 12th graders studied how author Maxine Hong Kingston’s uses voice and silence as motifs to explain what it is like to be a Chinese American girl growing up in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Maxine Hong Kingston helps us understand how she makes sense of two cultures, Chinese and American, that often see, think about, and interact with the world differently.
3rd grade students visited the 12 grade ELA classroom as guest experts to teach some Chinese calligraphy. The experience of learning to write in another language matched perfectly with the text they are studying, The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kinston. The students expressed how after the lesson they felt they could emphasize better with the main character, who is learning to write in English.
According to one 3rd grade teacher, "After visiting your classroom, my students came back incredibly excited, asking me over and over again, 'When can we go back?' They were brimming with over confidence."