Happy Valentine's Day to all of my students! We exchanged Valentines on Wednesday. I hope everyone has a relaxing February break. Keep reading to see what our classroom reporters wrote about this week.
Language Arts: Esperanza Rising: Which Human Right Has Been Threatened?
My monologue group and I decided that the main human right that was
threatened was article 2, don't discriminate, of the Universal Declaration of
human Rights (UDHR). We chose this article because the character Isabel
was not chosen to be Queen of the May. The reason that she was not Queen
of the May is because she is Mexican. My monologue is narrated by the
teacher that decides who is going to be Queen of the May. It is very
challenging on my part because the teacher is not mentioned much
in the book.
I think the human right that has been threatened is #23, Workers Rights. Miguel
was working on engines fo the train, until the men from Oklahoma came and
said they would work for less money. Miguel was discriminated by his boss
because his boss liked the white men, not Mexican people. Miguel was told
he could go dig ditches, or go home without pay.
In our excerpt (Miguel losing his job) the human right that has been threatened
is number 23, workers’ rights. This human right has been threatened because
Miguel’s boss told him he had to do a less paying and skilled job because some
Okies will do the job for half the money. Also, Miguel was made to dig ditches
because he is Mexican.
Second Step: Managing Frustration
To calm down if you’re feeling frustrated you can calm down by counting,
positive self talk, and breathing.
How I calm down when I am feeling frustrated is talking to myself, taking deep
breaths, and counting down.
In Second Step, we did a thumb activity that was hard, which made most of us
frustrated. We then used S-T-E-P to calm down. It worked!
I thought that it was not that frustrating when you don’t have hand eye
coordination for the pinky-thumb activity.
We did a human knot activity during second step on Tuesday. We all found it
very frustrating because we all had different ideas to untwist ourselves, and
we weren’t really listening to each other.
Time for Kids Magazine Olympics Edition:
Something I learned about the 2018 Olympics is that the Chloe Kim is a U.S. snowboarder. ~Lucy
One thing I learned is a kid (within age) can be in the Olympics.