THIS WEEK AT UNLESS U
We had more fun with 1980's vocabulary! Ask your students about faded jeans, gnarly, VHS and more! We also discussed events and "best of" for the year 1980. I shared my high school yearbook from that year which brought lots of smiles and laughs!
We learned about another miracle that Jesus performed! This week we talked about how Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. We learned that God’s timing is perfect, and we should trust Him in everything.
In 80’s technology, we learned about the first cell phones -- they were huge and could only be used to make or receive calls! The students agreed they would not want to trade in their cell phones of today for those old clunkers!!
This week, we continued to learn about different ocean animals! We practiced our math skills by doing ocean themed addition and counting. We also practiced spelling and reading words about the ocean. We had lots of fun creating pictures of different sea animals throughout the week!
Life in the 1980’s
We talked about the year 1989. We enjoyed watching a trailer of the fun movie “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.” America’s Funniest Home Videos started in 1989, and the New Kids on the Block were a popular music group. Kids were introduced to the first Nintendo Game Boy and played with My Little Pony and Polly Pocket. The biggest event that has changed our lives was the beginning of the World Wide Web.
Math is rolling right along!! Everyone is super at counting money! We are using pretend money to prepare for the opening of Scoops. We have been watching some fun counting money videos!!
Job and Life Skills
We’ve had a great week in Job Skills and Life Skills this week! Ryan O’Hara, founder of Big Spoon Creamery, came and gave us a professional ice cream scooping lesson to help us prepare for the opening of Scoops. Our students have been putting the finishing touches on their customer service skills and we can’t wait to show off all we have learned in just a few days. The pride they have taken in their work is incredible and we are so proud of all they continue to accomplish.
We expanded on Mrs. Ellen’s technology lesson on phones by talking about sound. We made old-fashioned “cup phones” to explore the way that sound travels through an object. From there, we discussed the way phone technology has changed and how cell phones work today.
In Mrs. Cathy’s class, we learned about the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. We talked about the differences between East and West Berlin as well as East and West Germany. See if your student can tell you what President Ronald Reagan said to Mikhail Gorbachev on June 12, 1987.