This week's Community Project update is from Anna and Mili's Giving Garden group.
Hello! I'm Anna(left), and I'm Mili(right). We are the creators of the Giving Garden! Our project is about making a garden and giving all the food we will will grow to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry in the spring when we plant. We have a link to find out more information at www.sigmatms.com! When you get there, you can scroll down to the link labeled,"community garden."We are also applying for a grant! Don't forget to volunteer!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's the Chinese Year of the Dragon!
In Chinese we celebrated the year of the dragon by making red envelopes called Hong Bao which older Chinese people give to younger kids during Chinese New Year. They are usually filled with gifts of money, so we filled ours with fake Chinese one dollar (yuan) bills.
|Mili, Morgan, Shane, Nicholas, and Elton|
|James, Kyle, Kate, Sammi, and David P.|
|Mrs. Hsu giving David P his Hong Bao|
|Mrs. Lussem brought her "mummy" in to show everyone and talk about Ancient Egypt. |
Here Mick is holding it for her.
|Sammi and Mrs. Lussem.|
For one of our History Alive simulations, we sailed down the Nile River in an Egyptian boat or "felucca." Here are the girls reading and listening to our guide as we learned about the Pharoahs and monuments of Ancient Egypt.
To kick off the PE dance unit, we had a Polynesian dance assembly for the whole school on Tuesday. The singers and dancers taught us about different dances from different Polynesian islands. We learned that there are 132 islands in Hawaii but people only travel to 7 of them. Below are short clips of two different dances. We also learned that the dancers tell stories with their hands.
In science we started our unit on populations. We will be looking at how a specific population was affected by yellow fever by reading the book The Secret of the Yellow Death in LA.
Finally, here are the Sigma girls celebrating the end of the week and the start to the second half of the school year!
And the REMIX!