Upcoming Sharing the Planet and Reflections on How the World Works

Dear Parents,

Wow, can you believe we just got back from holiday two weeks ago? The beach in Phuket seems a distant memory as we plow forward in our learning. Throughout SDG and leading into UN Day we focused our learning towards how humans are changing the environment and what can we do to stop those changes. We have been reading a book together about Greta Thunberg and how she has taken action on Climate Action, Global Goal #13. We also looked at how when we plant more trees we are preventing runoff that pollutes our oceans and hurts the fish. This week we are wrapping up our unit on How the World Works and moving into Sharing the Planet with a focus on Equity and Children’s Rights.

In the coming days, we’ll be launching our upcoming Unit of Inquiry, Sharing the Planet. We’ll be exploring the central idea that access to opportunities affects equity for all children. We’ll be inquiring into the rights of children, the circumstances that determine a child’s opportunity, and our responsibility towards equity.

Tuesday, we’ll be putting students into random groups where they’ll experience strikingly different perspectives of equity depending on the ‘luck of the draw’. We anticipate kids will raise compelling questions and might come home disappointed (or delighted) at the lot they’ve drawn. We encourage you to reflect together over dinner that evening.

Grateful, as ever, for your support!

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