Today we had a wonderful experience talking to Felix from Google. He talked about his job at Google and how he decided to pursue a career in computer science. The students learned a lot and it was a really meaningful experience. Thank you Judy Keller for setting all of it up and making it possible.
Our class just completed reading, “The Lightning Thief”, by
Rick Riordan. To culminate our unit on
mythology, we will have a Greek Feast on Friday, May 24th. During the feast, students are allowed to
dress as their favorite mythological character (including ones they created
through their own writings). However, they certainly do not have to dress up
for the event if they prefer not to.
At the feast, students will be allowed to try Mediterranean
food and other treats that correspond with our reading, as we watch Disney’s
Hercules (rated G). Students will
compare and contrast how characters and myths were portrayed in “The Lightning
Thief” with how the same characters are represented in “Hercules”.
Students do not need to bring anything for the Greek Feast.