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  • Writer's pictureCecily Day

Classroom Campout, Katherine Johnson, & Lady Crusaders

What a wonderful, wacky Wednesday we had before Spring Break! As you entered the classroom, you were a little uncertain why the lights were off. Maybe your teachers weren't here yet? Maybe the power went out again? But no! It was our Classroom Campout! We had a YouTube campfire playing on the screen, with the sound of crickets chirping in the background to help set the mood.

We didn't pitch our tents right away because we had a Color Run Assembly first thing in the morning. We heard about this year's theme: Through the Decades. You also get to start raising money RIGHT NOW! Your fundraising packets got sent home in your mailboxes, and there are some amazing prizes in store this year.

When we returned to the classroom, we had our Morning Meeting, then picked our camping groups. Each group chose a table and started building their campsites with their pillows and blankets. We did some flashlight reading and took our spelling tests. Then, we listened to a read aloud story about Katherine Johnson. She was an amazing mathematician who worked for NASA, but experienced a lot of adversity in her life because of the color of her skin. She is known as a hero because her mathematical calculations saved the Apollo 13 astronauts. Then, we watched the movie Hidden Figures, which is based on Katherine Johnson's life.

In the afternoon, we took our times tests and got to make a choice about which activity you wanted to attend. Some students chose to cheer on the Lady Crusaders in the All Purpose Room because we were live-streaming the state basketball game. Many of you wanted to stay at our classroom campout and continue watching Hidden Figures. At the end of the day, we had a special show and tell: Aiden's guinea pigs!

We hope you all have a very fun, safe, and awesome Spring Break! We will see you again on March 21!

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