7th Grade Quest Update
Week of January 11
Happy New Year!
After watching a short clip from Rise of the Guardians, students imagined that they were a Russian nesting doll of character traits, and they pondered what their center would be. The morning class should have received feedback from me already; thanks for being patient, afternoon folk!
Then we began to look into symbolism, focusing on New Year's traditions from around the world. Ask students about the shattered dishes in Denmark and other symbolic festivities that caught their fancy. We then created our own traditions and imagined what each action or object could symbolize.
Invitation: Parent Meeting from 7-8 on Wednesday, January 27th
Seventh grade winter seems to be a turning point for many tweens, and gifted issues of social choices, perfectionism, and intensity often are real struggles for the kids.
I'm inviting parents who are interested in talking about these topics and learning about some patterns and coping techniques to come in the evening on Wednesday, January 27th.
Because the students might be awkward, I am not inviting them. Sorry, folks! However, if you want to come and read peacefully in the cozy hallway outside of room 418, you are most welcome.
Please RSVP to let me know if I should expect you or not; there is no pressure. I know this is a crazy time of year.