Having read the first of the Blood of Stars duology, Spin the Dawn, our 6th and 7th Graders in Ms. Poon’s English language arts class had the opportunity to ask questions of author Elizabeth Lim in a virtual session at HudsonWay Immersion School.
This week we saw another incident adding to the increasing Anti-Asian violence reported in the news since the pandemic began a year ago. These frightening and appalling images hit home for many of us because the victims remind us of ourselves, family members, friends, and neighbors. We as a school community respect and value people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. There is no more important work than instilling these values in our students and children. Each one of us can do our part to use this as a teachable moment.
We kick off our month in Week 1 with students “dressed” in celebration of their favorite characters in literature. Students can come to school dressed according to the theme of the day: Pajamas (Monday), Foreign Character Day (Tuesday), Silly Stories (Wacky Wednesday), Myths and Legends (Thursday), and Fantasy (Friday)
During last weeks' National Character Counts Week, HudsonWay Immersion School was honored to host Dr. Tom Lickona, considered the father of modern character education for a webinar opened to the public, “How to Raise Kind Kids”.