THIS WEEK AT UNLESS U
This week was all about The Big Blue Nation. The University of Kentucky had a good weekend as they upset the tenth-ranked University of Florida gators. It was an exciting game that went down to the last seconds. We watched a highlight that showed the fans storming the field. We also learned that originally Kentucky’s colors were yellow and blue before changing to the current royal blue and white.
In News2You, we read about one of the students’ favorite places - Disney World, and the 50th-anniversary celebration. From October 1st, 2021, until March, 2023 (18 months), special events, decorations, and parades will be held to celebrate this golden anniversary. We also read about Walt Disney and how he came up with the idea for Disneyland and Disney World. The students enjoyed sharing their stories about visits to Disney World and their favorite rides and theme parks.
On Mondays in Mrs. Ellen A’s class, we continue to use our auditory skills to listen to the KidNuz Podcasts. On this week’s podcast, we listened to stories about NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) which will send a satellite into space to collide with an asteroid to change its direction toward earth, the Nobel Peace Prize, changing Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, and Disney characters returning to the parks.
In Mrs. Graham’s class, we read about Raham and the spies in Joshua 2. Joshua sent two spies to Jericho to see what it was like, and Rahab helped to keep them safe. We enjoyed watching a Superbook episode about the story of Joshua.
This week, we learned about David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 and how we can trust God even when things seem hard. We continued to practice our independent reading, writing, math, and fine motor skills. This week, we focused on answering wh- questions and reviewing what happens in the fall.
In art elective with Mrs. Marti, we are working on an artwork that will be composed of individual pieces made by the students. We have learned that patterns are made by repeating elements like lines and colors and that when we all work together we can do a lot more than we can alone!
Job and Life Skills
This week in Job and Life Skills, we assisted Vestavia Hills UMC with their Rise Against Hunger campaign. Their goal is to fill 100,000 bags to fight hunger, and our students have been using their time to prepare the bags to be filled. We are so grateful for the opportunity for our students to give back and learn valuable life lessons that are outside of the Unless U classroom.
We are continuing to practice counting money through different games and activities. The students are getting better and better at counting alike coins. We have practiced skills such as identifying less/more and determining if we have enough money to purchase an item.
In Science, we are continuing to learn about the different animal groups. Our group this week is amphibians. They are unique because they go through a metamorphosis; they begin their life in water and then move to land as adults. They breathe through gills as babies and lungs as adults. We spent some time discussing the life cycle of frogs to highlight this transformation.
This week, in Mrs. Cathy’s class, we discussed the steps Alabama took to become our 22nd state. We learned about the petition Alabama sent to Congress when we reached the required population of 60,000, the constitutional convention held in Huntsville during the summer of 1819, and President James Monroe signing the papers granting us statehood on December 14, 1819.
Our word for October is individuality. Individuality is something we celebrate and do so well at UU every day. We are spending our time talking about how unique God made each of us. And how we are created in his image with many different abilities, preferences, and talents.
Our official definition is: Individuality- Discovering who you are meant to be
Scoops Schedule and Updates
While the rain has kept business slow this week, we can’t wait to celebrate our incredible community and the support we received during the State Farm grant campaign! We will be gathering at 3:00 PM outside Scoops to take a group photo with the ceremonial check. Don’t forget to check out our new merchandise online or at the store. We have sweatshirts and long-sleeved shirts available, as well as more green and pink Scoops t-shirts. If your student needs an additional t-shirt for work or has not received theirs, please purchase those to be prepared for their Scoops shift. Thanks
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