Schedule for Week 5

Hello, Baker families!

Welcome to Week 5 of Freedom School! This week is PACKED with awesome field trips, lunches, afternoon activities, and a parent workshop! As always, here is a brief overview 🙂

On Thursday (7/20), we will be hosting a Parent/Teacher Workshop! You will have the chance to experience an abbreviated version of the Integrated Reading Curriculum, and touch base with myself and your scholar’s teacher! We are still finalizing timing for this event, and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please follow this link to vote for your preferred timing.

This Wednesday marks our National Day of Social Action! On this day, scholars and staff from Freedom Schools all over the country take part in a variety of actions including engaging with elected officials, joining together for marches and rallies, and serving their community. This year, we will be focusing on our “No Hungry Child” initiative, which aims to educate the public on the challenges associated with being “food insecure”, and assure that children dependent on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retain their benefits. For more information about the National Day of Social Action, please see the attached parent letter!

This week, the scholars will be taking two field trips! On Tuesday afternoon, we will be heading to the Johnstown Skate & Swim for a pool day that’s been long in the making! Please make sure your scholars have applied sunscreen!

On Wednesday morning, we will head to Waterman Farm to spend our National Day of Social Action planting and harvesting produce that will be transported to local food deserts, receiving a tour of the farm, and learning about food insecurity with the founder of the UNITY Fridge Program. Please make sure your scholars have applied sunscreen, and send them with adult scissors if possible!

Each scholar was sent home with permission slips for both field trips (as well as a waiver for Waterman Farm) on Friday, but they are also attached to this here and will be available at drop-off and pick-up.

As always, the scholars will be able to eat breakfast upon their arrival at Freedom School each day. We will have options like fresh fruit, yogurt, and cereal and milk. Our lunch menu for the week is as follows:

  • Monday: hamburgers hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, fruit choice
  • Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad
  • Wednesday: Lunchables, chips, juice boxes (eating at Waterman Farm!)
  • Thursday: Walking tacos, fresh fruit, ice cream sundae bar (prepared by Marki’s mom!
  • Friday: Ham and turkey sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies

We will also have alternative options for scholars with dietary restrictions.

This week, the scholars will focus on the theme “I can make a difference in my world”.

Level 1 scholars will read and discuss the following books:

  • A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan
  • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
  • Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
  • The Reasons for the Seasons by Gail Gibbons

Level 2 scholars will read and discuss the following books:

  • Kid Caramel, Private Investigator: Mess at Loch Ness b Dwayne J. Ferguson
  • When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan

If you are interested in learning more about these books, please see the attached Week 5 Booklist.

Please let me know if you have any questions 🙂

See you tomorrow!!!

Caroline

From the Program Director

Welcome to Rockin’ Cool Freedom School and we are happy to have you visit! On our website you will find information about where we came from, what we are all about, who we are helping and how we are helping the scholars in Licking County.

On this site you find many pages about what the Scholars are learning during their six week experience with us. You will also finds ideas about you help be a part of the solution. You can contact through the site, email us or call us. We are excited to talk to you!

Schedule for next week

On July 19th we will go to Columbus OSU Waterman Farm from 9:15a to 2:00p in honor of National Social Action Day!

In addition, we will have boy scouts/girl scouts from 2:00-2:45p when we return from the farm.

We are collecting canned food and boxed meals all week for Salvation Army July 17th- July 21st

On Wed July 19th- Parent Night 5:30-6:30p Eva Marie Wolfe presents IKIDS: Digital Age in Technology

On Tues. July 18th-After School Parent Teacher Conferences! 3:oop-4:00p– to discuss reading curriculum, behaviors, ways to succeed, etc

 

The afternoon activities-Tuesday- Magician Dave Lehman, Wednesday-Boyscouts/Girlscouts, Thursday-Newark City Fire Truck Demonstration

Integrated Reading Curriculum

Monday-Rainbow of Friends

We will be learning about embracing differences

Tuesday- Wherever You Are

We will be learning about bonds that unite us and individual differences

Wednesday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Thursday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Friday-The Reasons for Seasons

We will be learning about understanding the solar systems.

 

 

Schedule for next week

July 17th-July 21st -We can make a difference in our World!

On July 19th we will go to Columbus OSU Waterman Farm from 9:15a to 2:00p in honor of National Social Action Day!

In addition, we will have boy scouts/girl scouts from 2:00-2:45p when we return from the farm.

We are collecting canned food and boxed meals all week for Salvation Army July 17th- July 21st

On Wed July 19th- Parent Night 5:30-6:30p Eva Marie Wolfe presents IKIDS: Digital Age in Technology

On Tues. July 18th-After School Parent Teacher Conferences! 3:oop-4:00p– to discuss reading curriculum, behaviors, ways to succeed, etc

 

The afternoon activities-Tuesday- Magician Dave Lehman, Wednesday-Boyscouts/Girlscouts, Thursday-Newark City Fire Truck Demonstration

Integrated Reading Curriculum

Monday-Rainbow of Friends

We will be learning about embracing differences

Tuesday- Wherever You Are

We will be learning about bonds that unite us and individual differences

Wednesday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Thursday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Friday-The Reasons for Seasons

We will be learning about understanding the solar systems.

 

 

Review of last week

Here is what we did………………………………….

On July 12th we will go to the Johnstown pool from 11:00a to 1:15p

In addition, we will have boy scouts/girl scouts from 2:00-2:45p when we return from the pool.

July 13th– Weathervane will come and do theatre games

Monday- Skyboys

We will learn about the power of creativity and innovation

Tuesday-Freedom on the Menu

we will learn about  nonviolent protests and equal rights

Wednesday- Vision of Beauty

We will learn about how to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Thursday-Belle- The last Mule at Gee’s band

We will learn about how to overcome obstacles

Friday- The last Mule at Gee’s band

We will continue to learn about how to overcome obstacles

Schedule for next week

July 17th-July 21st- We can make a difference in our world

On July 19th we will go to Columbus OSU Waterman Farm from 9:15a to 2:00p in honor of National Social Action Day!

In addition, we will have boy scouts/girl scouts from 2:00-2:45p when we return from the farm.

We are collecting canned food and boxed meals all week for Salvation Army July 17th- July 21st

On Wed July 19th- Parent Night 5:30-6:30p Eva Marie Wolfe presents IKIDS: Digital Age in Technology

On Tues. July 18th-After School Parent Teacher Conferences! 3:oop-4:00p– to discuss reading curriculum, behaviors, ways to succeed, etc

 

The afternoon activities-Tuesday- Magician Dave Lehman, Wednesday-Boyscouts/Girlscouts, Thursday-Newark City Fire Truck Demonstration

Integrated Reading Curriculum

Monday-Rainbow of Friends

We will be learning about embracing differences

Tuesday- Wherever You Are

We will be learning about bonds that unite us and individual differences

Wednesday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Thursday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Friday-The Reasons for Seasons

We will be learning about understanding the solar systems.

 

Review of last week

Here is what we did………………………………….

On July 12th we will go to the Johnstown pool from 11:00a to 1:15p

In addition, we will have boy scouts/girl scouts from 2:00-2:45p when we return from the pool.

July 13th– Weathervane will come and do theatre games

Monday- Skyboys

We will learn about the power of creativity and innovation

Tuesday-Freedom on the Menu

we will learn about  nonviolent protests and equal rights

Wednesday- Vision of Beauty

We will learn about how to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Thursday-Belle- The last Mule at Gee’s band

We will learn about how to overcome obstacles

Friday- The last Mule at Gee’s band

We will continue to learn about how to overcome obstacles

Schedule for next week

July 17th-July 21st- We can make a difference in our world

On July 19th we will go to Columbus OSU Waterman Farm from 9:15a to 2:00p in honor of National Social Action Day!

In addition, we will have boy scouts/girl scouts from 2:00-2:45p when we return from the farm.

We are collecting canned food and boxed meals all week for Salvation Army July 17th- July 21st

On Wed July 19th- Parent Night 5:30-6:30p Eva Marie Wolfe presents IKIDS: Digital Age in Technology

On Tues. July 18th-After School Parent Teacher Conferences! 3:oop-4:00p– to discuss reading curriculum, behaviors, ways to succeed, etc

 

The afternoon activities-Tuesday- Magician Dave Lehman, Wednesday-Boyscouts/Girlscouts, Thursday-Newark City Fire Truck Demonstration

Integrated Reading Curriculum

Monday-Rainbow of Friends

We will be learning about embracing differences

Tuesday- Wherever You Are

We will be learning about bonds that unite us and individual differences

Wednesday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Thursday-Nelson Mandela

We will be learning that choices and actions have consequences

Friday-The Reasons for Seasons

We will be learning about understanding the solar systems.