September 17, 2021, Upper West

This week we had our 4th Great Lesson on the Coming of Writing. Miss Deb taught us how early humans had a need to count the things they saw in nature and that everything started with pictograms, or symbols. Writing progressed over time with different societies, including the Phoenicians, Sumerians, Hebrews, and beyond. We’re also in the process of completing our second science experiment on matter and energy. We’re in groups of either three or four students. In writing, we working on ideas for realistic fiction. Eventually we’ll choose one idea to take through the writing process.
This is the first week we’ve had the opportunity to into the woods for recess. We could choose to go either Tuesday, Friday, or not at all. Other than some occasional sticky burrs, we had a great time exploring the nature around us!