We are now embarking on a new journey for the next 8 weeks. Not only are we beginning our next unit of inquiry: How the World Works, but we're also partnering with Ms. Martinez from Project Lead The Way. Ms. Martinez will be coming to our classroom every day starting tomorrow to do some work with energy collisions and information systems. The students are excited, so be sure to talk to them about what they're learning in school!
- Decompose fractions
- Add fractions and mixed numbers
- Summarize their reading
- Practice writing three paragraph letters
- Begin a new unit of inquiry: How the World Works
- See an egg car demonstration and restraint systems in vehicles
- Learn about potential and kinetic energy
National African American History Month
In connection to Mitchell School’s celebration of National African American History Month and our work to develop as an International Baccalaureate school, we proudly announce the launching of a new unit of study for all students at Mitchell.
The new unit focuses on the African American Civil Rights movement and social justice. It uses text, music and visual arts as a way for students to inquire (ask questions), think, discuss and reflect on:
- Civil rights leaders
- Action - taking action in order to make the world a more peaceful place.
More information can be found HERE.
Mitchell Family Coffee Hour
We invite you to the first Mitchell/Scarlett Community Center coffee hour of 2017!
Families - stop by and get to know each other while enjoying a hot beverage in your new community center, Thursday mornings at8:15.
The coffee hour facilitators are U of M doctoral students Gloria Toriche <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Maggie Hanna <email@example.com>. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions.
See you starting next Thursday, January 26th from 8:15-9:15!
International Night: A Celebration of Diversity – February 10! Save The Date!
The Mitchell School PTO will be holding International Night: A Celebration of Diversity on Friday, February 10th from 5:30-8:00 PM. This is a free event to all Mitchell School Families.
We will kick off the evening at 5:30 with a German Laternenumzug, a celebration with lanterns. The main event will be from 6-8 p.m.We are inviting you to celebrate diversity by sampling delicacies from around the world. We will also have artifact tables set up so we can learn about the countries around us and craft tables which will include henna artist, origami, your name written in many different languages, and much more!! Finally, we will have performances including:
- Arabic Debka
- Sinaboro Korean Drumming
- Congolese Dance and Drumming
- And much more!!!!
We look forward to celebrating the diversity that makes our school so special! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute, volunteer, or have questions.
Additionally, Mitchell students will be creating some items in Art class based on their heritage. Please discuss your child's unique heritage with him/her in the coming weeks. It will be amazing to see the multitude of backgrounds of Mitchell School families displayed during International Night.
Mitchell Free Food Distribution & Resource Fair
All Mitchell and Scarlett families are welcome to pick up free food at Mitchell School on Saturday, February 4 at 9:30 AM. If you have registered before, you will not need to register again. If you have not previously registered, it is a short process.
Additionally, many community agencies will be on hand to work with families including:
- Child Care Network – Childcare finder and scholarships
- Community Education & Recreation – Rec & Ed programs and scholarships
- Washtenaw Dental and Washtenaw Health
- Jewish Family Services – Services for immigrant families
- VITA United Way – Tax preparation services
- Washtenaw Literacy – Literacy and ESL classes
- And Many More!
Thank you to Community Action Network and Food Gatherers for their partnership in bringing this service to our community.