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Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful — and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all. Inspired by a true-life story, Miss Rumphius shows us how we can all make the world a more beautiful place.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
The Lorax is the story of a boy who's looking for answers. Living in a ruined town, this little guy wants to know the story of the Lorax, so he goes to the Once-ler, an elderly inventor/manufacturer. Doc Brown—ahem, the Once-ler—tells the boy how the town came to be ruined, and most importantly, what he can do to turn things around.
A direct and respectful relationship with the natural world refreshes the human spirit and teaches the important ideas of recurring cycles and cause and effect. Students learn to become stewards of the earth and of future generations.
We are not Spectators. We are members of a TEAM.
Roberto Clemente School No. 8 is a school where we enjoy the
adventure of learning and promote the highest levels of achievement for all.
We respect the school, the people in it and the work we create.
We recognize that as a TEAM we are stronger together than we are apart.
Roberto Clemente School 8 strives to provide every student and adult the skills and resources necessary to become active, self-motivated, and lifelong learners.
In doing so, we hope to create a culture of inquiry in which learning is cherished and continuous.
In order to accomplish our goals, we will commit to the following:
EL Education is built on ten design principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of Outward Bound. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning, and the culture of schools.
September—The Primacy of Self-Discovery
“I am here to discover what I can do.”
October—Empathy and Caring
“I care for others; others care for me.”
November—Success and Failure
“Success is sweet, but mistakes are good food.”
December—Service and Compassion
“We do excellent things for others.”
January—Solitude and Reflection
“I need time to be with myself.”
February—Diversity and Inclusion
“Our differences make us stronger.”
March—Collaboration and Competition
“We work together as friends; I compete with myself.”
April—The Responsibility for Learning
“I am responsible for my learning, and I help others learn.”
May— The Natural World
“Nature is our teacher.”
June—The Having of Wonderful Ideas
“I have wonderful ideas.”