We have been very focused in these past few weeks as we have been taking our end of year MAPS tests and getting ready for the Virginia Standards of Learning assessments (SOLs). Can you believe that we are already to this point in the year?
In between all the hard work, there have been some great highlights in our weeks. We went to Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia to tour the home and grounds of Mr. Thomas Jefferson, our third president. While we still have many questions about this complex man and his difficult to understand world, we learned a lot and had a great time!
Last week, we had a visit from a Maybeury alumni, Dr. Skateboard, who while showing us some awesome skateboarding tricks, talked to us about science, math, and the importance of setting goals and always believing that you can do just a little bit more! Check out the photos and videos below!
Speaking of setting goals and doing just a little bit more, our friend Abbas started a trend that I hope sparks more and more “genius” time over the next few weeks. Abbas read a book and on his own time at home, created a Google Slide presentation that he shared with me to ultimately share with the class on Alexander Hamilton. It included facts, music, and great artwork. Well done!
Quickly following that, Rocco shared a presentation on Harry Houdini and Tori with a presentation on John Hancock. I can’t wait to see all the research and presentations to come!
Finally this week, we spent some time in the garden, thinning and tasting mustard blend greens, watering the plants, and loving the warmer weather!
On a more personal note, thank you so much for all the love and support this and every week of the year. On Teacher Appreciation Week, we teachers feel overwhelmed at the amount of love poured into us and are thrilled to know that we are surrounded by a community who values our hard work for their children! Thank you for all the wonderful gifts!