SLC PROMPT: POST CORONAVIRUS EVENT PLANNING
This week in SLC students were asked to plan an event they would like to have as soon as a vaccine for the novel Coronavirus is created. Students got creative as some arranged for “Welcome Back To Reality” themed parties while others went for a more haunting party topic, “Haunted Hospital” (Aubri L.). Lena V. had a different idea, though, with her event intended to help orphanages and homeless shelters with lingering COVID cases and non- COVID related illnesses. Finally, some of our students planned to make up for lost by creating birthday invitations. Regardless of the reason for the celebration, nearly every student decided they would have an extravagant party ranging from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars. Students wished to spend that money on food, DJs, tables, decorations, etc. We hope that our students are able to plan some event like this soon! We are all holding out hope for you!!
NEW FACES AND PLACES TO SEE
This week members of the company “CGI” came to talk to students about their company and jobs within the technological field. Students learned about ways CGI provides COVID-19 relief, technical support to the last space launch on July 8, 2020, and much more. Later, students were broken up into small groups where they were able to ask CGI interns questions. Students learned an abundance of information about how technology jobs are in high demand and how to start planning for the future. Immediately following, students traveled under the sea to learn about coral reefs. Students observed a video about who lives there and how it’s important to our ecosystem. We can’t wait to see the new faces and places of next week!
TEACHING FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: LAURYN BROWN
Over the past five weeks, Teacher Lauryn has been working closely with her students to build their mathematical skills. She raved about how her students “are always asking great questions and even challenging each other.” To further your child’s growth outside of the classroom, Lauryn suggests “encouraging [them] to have an open mind about math.” The most important, and hardest part, Lauryn says, is making sure that students feel confident in their skills. She ended by emphasizing that “everyone can do math,” so it is important to instill this mindset in your child outside of school hours.