Weekly Newsletter

This Week’s Theme – Pizza!

Did you you know that February 9th is National Pizza Day. This day is a chance for pizza lovers to come together and enjoy the savory, delicious food that has become a staple in households across the world. Whether you prefer classic pepperoni, veggie-packed, or a unique specialty pizza, there is a slice out there for everyone. So gather your friends and family, order a few pizzas, and get ready to enjoy one of the most beloved foods in the world!

Puzzle of the Week – Pizza!

pizza trivia quiz

Quote of the Week

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius

Book Recommendation

This week’s book recommendation is “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. This book is an excellent read for any teacher or anyone that is looking to improve their personal and professional life. The book provides practical, actionable strategies for building good habits and breaking bad ones, and the author’s approach is based on scientific research and real-world examples.

One of the key takeaways from the book is Clear’s emphasis on the importance of making small changes to our daily routines, rather than trying to make drastic overhauls all at once.

A great quote from the book: “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement”.

Suggested Activity

One fun and engaging classroom activity for middle school students is a “Create Your Own Country” project.

To begin, have students work in small groups to create a fictional country, complete with a name, flag, and national anthem. They should also come up with a government structure, economic system, and social customs.

Next, have each group present their country to the class and explain their choices. This can lead to discussions about different forms of government, economic systems, and cultural customs.

After that, you can create a simulation in which each country interacts with one another, trade and negotiate with other countries, and dealing with different crisis that could arise.

This activity allows students to think critically, work collaboratively, and use their creativity, while also learning about different aspects of history, geography, and social studies.

Dad Joke of the Week

I am a little ambivalent about pizza.
On the upside, it has some great toppings. On the downside, it doesn’t.

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