class has been learning about different cultures around the world. We
introduced the term immigrant and had a big discussion about who in our
families are immigrants. We even realized some of us ourselves are
immigrants. The children went home and interviewed a family member that
was an immigrant and then had an opportunity to bring in that family member to
come and talk to us about their hardships and struggles in moving to a
completely new country. The children had a great time being reporters and
learning about the similarities and differences of how they grew up.
a group of responsible children! In
recognition of our current character pillar, responsibility, Mrs. Yurch’s first
graders, along with Mrs. Floersch’s first graders created a showcase in JMP’s
front hall entitled “It’s “Snow” Secret – We Are Responsible!” Surrounded by cute snowmen, fluffy snow, and
puffy, white clouds, are “snowflakes” on which the students wrote the way that
they show that they’re responsible. If
you find yourself at JMP during the month of January, stop and take a look! There’s “snow” doubt you’ll be impressed!