Friday 3-10

Learning Targets:

I can understand the dangers of distracted driving.

I will learn how I can be an advocate for car safety.

I will understand the importance of always wearing a seatbelt.

I understand the importance of identifying challenges for Esperanza in chapter 7 for homework, and how that will help me with my comprehension quiz and classwork on Monday.


(Sgt. Eric Dison, listening to Sgt. Steven Zerwas talk about what we can do to be safe while driving, which was the topic of Sophia’s Service Learning Project.)

Today, Sophia invited four officers into the class to inform students about the dangers of distracted driving, as well as reviewing the importance of wearing a seatbelt. One of the options for types of service learning is advocacy, and Sopia was bringing awareness to the dangers of texting and driving. The officers talked about the importance of having this awareness well before students are actually driving. This way, when students are faced with the temptation of texting and driving, they will hopefully have a deepened understand of the horrific impact just making one text can make.

Sgt. Eric Dison showed the class this video, which shows a few teenagers coming to terms with the reality that texting and driving can create for victims.

Students asked wonderful questions and brainstormed about what they could do to help. Students learned how to be help when they see distracted driving, and the devastating impacts that distracted driving can have.

Students completed spelling test 13 today.

Students also received homework: Read chapter 8 Las Almerdras/ Almonds (pages 121-138). If students would like to listen to the audiobook as they read, you can find it here.



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